International scientific articles

This section suggests a selection of international publications on mistreatment of older adults that have been published since 2007. A scientific literature review is carried out every six months in order to regularly enhance this reference list.

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De Donder, L., Lang, G., Luoma, M.-L., Penhale, B., Alves, J.F., Tamutiene, L., Santos, A.J., Koivusilta, M., Enzenhofer, E., Perttu, S., Savola, T. & Verté, D. (2011). Perpetrators of abuse against women: a multi-national study in Europe. Journal of Adult Protection, 13(6), 302-314.

De Donder, L., Luoma, M-L., Penhale, B., Lang, G., Santos, A., Tamutiene, I., Koivusilta, M., Scopf, A., Ferreira, A. J., Reingarde, J., Perttu, S., Savola, T. & Verté, D. (2011). European map of prevalence rates of elder abuse and its impact for futur research. European Journal of Aging, 8(2), 129-143.

Dong, X., Chang, E-S., Wong, E., Wong, B. & Simon, M.A. (2011). How do U.S. Chinese older adults view elder mistreatment ? Finding from a community-based participatory research study. Journal of Aging & Health, 23(2), 289-312.

Dong, X. & Simon, M. A. (2011). Enhancing national policy and programs to address elder abuse. Journal of the American Medical Association, 305(23), 2460-2461.

Dong, X.Q., Simon, M.A., Beck, T.T., Farran, C., McCann, J.J., Mendes de Leon, C.F., Laumann, E. & Evans D.A. (2011). Elder abuse and mortality : the role of psychological and social wellbeing. Gerontology, 57(6), 549-558.

Dong, X., Simon, M., Rajan, K. & Evans, D.A. (2011). Association of cognitive function and risk for elder abuse in a community-dwelling population. Dementia & Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 32(3), 209-215.

Dong, X., Simon, M., Wilson, R., Beck, T., McKinell, K. & Evans, D. (2011). Association of personality traits with elder self-neglect in a community-dwelling population. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19(8), 743-751.

Drossel, C., Fisher, J. E. & Mercer, V. (2011). A DBT Skills Training Group for Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia. Behavior Therapy, 42(1), 109-119.

Ernst, J.S. & Smith, C.A. (2011). Adult protective services client confirmed for self-neglect: Characteristics and service use. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 23(4), 289-303.

Fisher, B.S., Zink, T. & Regan, S.L. (2011). Abuse against older women: Prevalence and health effects. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(2), 254-268.

Fitzpatrick, M.J. & Boland Hamill, S. (2011). Elder abuse factors related to perceptions of severity and likelihood of reporting. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 23(1), 1-16.

Fitzsimons, N.M., Hagemeister, A.K. & Braun, E.J. (2011). Interpersonal violence against people with disabilities: Understanding the problem from a rural context. Journal of Social Work in Disabilities & Rehabilitation, 10(3), 166-188.

Friedman, L.S. (2011). A case-control study of severe physical abuse of older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59(3), 417-422.

Galpin, D. & Hughes, D. (2011). A joined up approach to safeguarding and personalisation: A framework for practice in multi-agency decision-making. Journal of Adult Protection, 13(3), 150-159.

Garner, J.D. (2011). From the editor. Journal of Women & Aging, 23(3), 183-184.

Green, S. (2011). David Cooper: a case study in financial abuse. Journal of Adult Protection, 13(1), 36-45.

Groh, A. & Linden, R. (2011). Addressing elder abuse: The waterloo restorative justice approach to elder abuse project. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 23(2), 127-146.

Haggerty, L.A., Hawkins, J.W., Frontenot, H. & Lewis-O’Connor, A. (2011). Tools for screening for interpersonal violence: state of the science. Violence and Victims, 26(6), 725-737.

Hatley-Jones, P. (2011). The role of the office of the public guardian in investigations of abuse. Journal of Adult Protection, 13(3), 160-166.

Hayman, S. (2011). Older People in Canada: Their Victimization and Fear of Crime. Canadian Journal on Aging, 30(3), 423-436.

Hempton, C., Dow, B., Cortes-Simonet, E. N., Ellis, K., Koch, S., LoGiudice, D., & ... Ames, D. (2011). Contrasting Perceptions of Health Professionals and Older People in Australia: What Constitutes Elder Abuse?. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 26(5), 466-472.

Hess, S. (2011). The role of health care providers in recognizing and reporting. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 37(11), 28-34.

Horsford, S.R., Parra-Cardona, J.R., Post, L.A. & Schiamberg, L. (2011). Elder abuse and neglect in African American families : informing practice based on ecological and cultural frameworks. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 23(1), 75-88.

Humphries, R. (2011). Adult safeguarding: early messages from peer reviews. Journal of Adult Protection, 13(2), 89-99.

Imbody, B. & Vandsburger, E. (2011). Elder abuse and neglect: Assessment tools, interventions, and recommendations for effective service provision. Educational Gerontology, 37(7), 634-650.

Ingram, R. (2011). The four situations: a framework for responding to concerns of adult abuse or neglect. Journal of Adult Protection, 13(2), 75-86.

Jackson, S. L. & Hafemeister, T. L. (2010). Financial Abuse of Elderly People vs. Other Forms of Elder Abuse: Assessing Their Dynamics, Risk Factors, and Society's Response: Executive Summary, U. S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, University of Virginia, 14 pages.

Kane, M.N., Green, D. & Jacobs, R.J. (2011). Perceptions of intimate partner violence, age, and self-enhancement bias. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 23(1), 89-114.

Kanno, H. & Ai, A. L. (2011). Japanese Approach to Elder Abuse: Implications for Prevention in Emerging Developed Countries. Indian Journal of Gerontology, 25(4), 516-531.

Karch, D. & Nunn, K. C. (2011). Characteristics of Elderly and Other Vulnerable Adult Victims of Homicide by a Caregiver: National Violent Death Reporting System—17 U.S. States, 2003-2007. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(1), 137-157.

Kennelly, S., O’Neill, D. & O’Brien, J.G. (2011). Elder abuse in residential care. The Lancet, 377(9771), 1076.

Kissal, A. & Beser, A. (2011). Elder abuse and neglect in a population offering care by a primary health care center in Izmir, Turkey. Social Work in Health Care, 50(2), 158-175.

Knapp, R. (2011). The impact of interpersonal violence on health care. The Nursing Clinics of North America, 46(4), 465-470.

Lai, D.W.L. (2011). Abuse and neglect experienced by aging Chinese in Canada. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 23(4), 326-347.

Lee, H.Y., Yoon, H.S., Shin, N. Moon, J.Y., Kwon, J. H., Park, E.S., Nam, R., Kang, S.B. & Park, K.H. (2011). Perception of elder mistreatment and its link to help-seeking intention: A comparison of elderly Korean and Korean American immigrants. Clinical Gerontologist, 34(4), 287-304.

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