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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Leung, D. Y., Lo, S. K., Leung, A. Y., Lou, V. W., Chong, A. M., Kwan, J. S., Chan, W. C. & Chi, I. (2017). Prevalence and Correlates of Abuse Screening Items Among Community-Dwelling Hong Kong Chinese Older Adults. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, 17(1), 150-160.

Levy, B. R. (2017). Age-Stereotype Paradox: Opportunity for Social Change. Gerontologist, 57(S2), S118-S126.

MacAndrew, M., Fielding, E., Kolanowski, A., O’Reilly, M. & Beattie, E. (2017). Observing wandering-related boundary transgression in people with severe dementia. Aging and Mental Health, 21(11), 1197 1205.

Manthorpe, J., Stevens, M., Martineau, S. & Norrie, C. (2017). Safeguarding Practice in England Where Access to an Adult at Risk Is Obstructed by a Third Party: Findings from a Survey. Journal of Adult Protection, 19(6), 323-332.

Marier, P. & Revelli, M. (2017). Compassionate Canadians and Conflictual Americans? Portrayals of Ageism in Liberal and Conservative Media. Ageing and Society, 37(8), 1632-1653.

McCarthy, L., Campbell, S. & Penhale, B. (2017). Elder Abuse Screening Tools: A Systematic Review. Journal of Adult Protection, 19(6), 368-379.

McGarry, J. & Bowden, D. (2017). Unlocking Stories: Older Women’s Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence Told Through Creative Expression. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 24(8), 629-637.

Melchiorre, M. G., Di Rosa, M., Barbabella, F., Barbini, N., Lattanzio, F. & Chiatti, C. (2017). Validation of the Italian Version of the Caregiver Abuse Screen Among Family Caregivers of Older People with Alzheimer's Disease. BioMed Research International, 2017(ID 3458372), 1-15.

Mishra, N. & Rawat, T. (2017). Perception of University Students Towards Old Age Persons. Indian Journal of Gerontology, 31(3), 289-305.

Molaei, M., Etemad, K. & Taheri Tanjani, P. (2017). Prevalence of Elder Abuse in Iran: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis. Iranian Journal of Ageing,12(2), 242-263.

Moore, S. (2017). Reasons for Staff Failure to Report Abuse of Residents in Nursing Homes. Nursing Times, Online.

Moore, S. (2017). You Can Lead a Horse to Water But You Can’t Make It Drink: How Effective is Staff Training in the Prevention of Abuse of Adults?. Journal of Adult Protection, 19(5), 297-308.

Moore, C. & Browne, C. (2017). Emerging Innovations, Best Practices, and Evidence-Based Practices in Elder Abuse and Neglect: A Review of Recent Developments in the Field. Journal of Family Violence, 32(4), 383-397.

Moser, S. et Weil-Dubuc, P. L. (2017). La sécurité ontologique: un enjeu de justice. Gérontologie et sociétés, 39(154), 95-108.

Mosqueda, L., Hirst, S. & Sabatino, C. P. (2016/2017). Strengthening Elder Safety and Security. Generations, 40(4), 79-86.

Özcan, N. K., Boyacıoğlu, N. E. & Sertçelik, E. (2017). Reciprocal Abuse: Elder Neglect and Abuse by Primary Caregivers and Caregiver Burden and Abuse in Turkey. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 31(2), 177-182.

Phelan, A., Fealy, G. & Downes, C. (2017). Piloting the Older Adult Financial Exploitation Measure in Adult Safeguarding Services. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 70, 148-154.

Pritchard-Jones, L. (2017). Ageism and Autonomy in Health Care: Explorations Through a Relational Lens. Health Care Analysis: HCA: Journal of Health Philosophy and Policy, 25(1), 72-89.

Robertson, D. A. & Weiss, D. (2017). In the Eye of the Beholder: Can Counter-Stereotypes Change Perceptions of Older Adults’ Social Status? Psychology and Aging, 32(6), 531-542.

Rosay, B. & Mulford, C. (2017). Prevalence estimates and correlates of elder abuse in the united States : The National Intimate Parter and Sexual Violence Survey. Journal of Elder buse and Neglect, 29(1), 1-14.

Rosen, T., Lien, C., Stern, M. E., Bloemen, E. M., Mysliwiec, R., McCarthy, T. J., Clark, S., Mulcare, M. R., Ribaudo, D. S., Lachs, M. S., Pillermer, K. & Flomenbaum, N. E. (2017). Emergency Medical Services Perspectives on Identifying and Reporting Victims of Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Self-Neglect. Journal of Emergency Medicine, 53(4), 573-582.

Rzeszut, S. M. (2017). The Need for a Stronger Definition: Recognizing Abandonment as a Form of Elder Abuse Across the United States. Family Court Review, 55(3), 444-457.

Salisbury, S. & Fawcett, A. (2017). Promising Practices for Incident Management: How We Can Keep Vulnerable Citizens Safer. Policy & Practice, 75(4), 8-39.

Santos, A. J., Nunes, B., Kislaya, I., Gil, A. P. & Ribeiro, O. (2017). Psychological Elder Abuse: Measuring Severity Levels or Potential Family Conflicts? Journal of Adult Protection, 19(6), 380-393.

Schecter, M. (2017). Protecting Older Adults in the Israeli Health System: Cross-Cultural Interactions Involved in Legal and Social Elder Abuse Interventions. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, 29(2/3), 191-207.

Shamaskin-Garroway, A. M., Giordano, N. & Blakley, L. (2017). Addressing Elder Sexual Abuse: The Critical Role for Integrated Care. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 3(4), 410-422.

Silva, L. O., Souza-Silva, B. N., de Alcântara Rodrigues, J. L., Rigo, L., Cericato, G. L., Franco, A. & Paranhos, L. R. (2017). Identification and Management of Elder Physical Abuse in the Routine of Dentistry - A Systematic Review. Gerodontology, 34, 3-12.

Simpson, P., Horne, M., Brown, L. E., Wilson, C. B., Dickinson, T. & Torkington, K. (2017). Old(er) Care Home Residents and Sexual/Intimate Citizenship. Ageing & Society, 37(2), 243-265.

Sooryanarayana, R., Choo, W. Y., Hairi, N. N., Chinna, K., Hairi, F., Ali, Z. M., Ahmad, S. N., Razak, I. A., Aziz, S. A., Ramli, R., Mohamad, R., Mohammad, Z. L., Peramalah, D., Ahmad, N. A., Aris, T. & Bulgiba, A. (2017). The Prevalence and Correlates of Elder Abuse and Neglect in a Rural Community of Negeri Sembilan State: Baseline Findings from the Malaysian Elder Mistreatment Project (MAESTRO), a Population-Based Survey. BMJ Open, 7(8), 1-10.

Spreng, R. N., Cassidy, B. N., Darboh, B. S., DuPre, E., Lockrow, A. W., Setton, R. & Turner, G. R. (2017). Financial Exploitation Is Associated with Structural and Functional Brain Differences in Healthy Older Adults. The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 72(10), 1365-1368.

Swift, H. J., Abrams, D., Lamont, R. A. & Drury, L. (2017). The Risks of Ageism Model: How Ageism and Negative Attitudes Toward Age Can Be a Barrier to Active Aging. Social Issues & Policy Review, 11(1), 195-231.

Teresi, J. A., Ocepek-Welikson, K. & Lichtenberg, P. A. (2017). Item Response Theory Analysis of the Lichtenberg Financial Decision Screening Scale. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 29(4), 213-228.

Vauclair, C., Hanke, K., Huang, L. & Abrams, D. (2017). Are Asian Cultures Really Less Ageist Than Western Ones? It Depends on the Questions Asked. International Journal of Psychology: Journal International de Psychologie, 52(2), 136-144.

Wangmo, T., Nordström, K. & Kressig, R. W. (2017). Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect in Geriatric Institutions: Solutions from Nursing Care Providers. Geriatric Nursing, 38(5), 385-392.

Wong, H. & Chiu, M. (2017). Global Prevalence of Elder Abuse: A Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression. East Asian Archives of Psychiatry, 27(2), 43-55.

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