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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Conrad, K. J, & Conrad, K. M. (2019). Abuser Risk Measure: Reports by Alleged Victims to Adult Protective Services. Gerontologist, 59(5), e403–e414.

Conrad, K. J., Liu, P.-J., & Iris, M. (2019). Examining the role of substance abuse in elder mistreatment: Results from mistreatment investigations. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 34(2), 366–391.

Corbi, G., Grattagliano, I., Sabbà, C., Fiore, G., Spina, S., Ferrara, N., & Campobasso, C. P. (2019). Elder abuse: perception and knowledge of the phenomenon by healthcare workers from two Italian hospitals. Internal & Emergency Medicine, 14(4), 549–555.

Costa Poltronieri, B., Ramos de Souza, E., & Peixoto Ribeiro, A. (2019). Violence in long-term care facilities for the elderly in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: perceptions of managers and professionals. Saúde e Sociedade, 28(2), 215–226.

Curcio, C.-L., Payán-Villamizar, C., Jiménez, A., & Gómez, F. (2019). Abuse in Colombian elderly and its association with socioeconomic conditions and functionality. Colombia Medica (Cali, Colombia), 50(2), 77–88.

Dasbas, S., & Isikhan, V. (2019). Elder Abuse in Turkey and Associated Risk Factors. Journal of Social Service Research, 45(5), 739–749.

Dauenhauer, J., Heffernan, K., Caccamise, P. L., Granata, A., Calamia, L., Siebert-Konopko, T., & Mason, A. (2019). Preliminary Outcomes From a Community-Based Elder Abuse Risk and Evaluation Tool. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 38(10), 1445–1471.

Dobrowolska, B., Jędrzejkiewicz, B., Pilewska-Kozak, A., Zarzycka, D., Ślusarska, B., Deluga, A., … Palese, A. (2019). Age discrimination in healthcare institutions perceived by seniors and students. Nursing Ethics, 26(2), 443–459.

Dong, X., & Wang, B. (2019). Associations of Child Maltreatment and Intimate Partner Violence With Elder Abuse in a US Chinese Population. JAMA Internal Medicine, 179(7), 889–896.

Donnelly, S. (2019). 72 Adult Safeguarding, Abuse of Vulnerable Adults and Mandatory Reporting: A Rapid Realist Review of the Literature. Age and Ageing, 48(Supplement), iii17-iii65.

Donizzetti, A. R. (2019). Ageism in an Aging Society: The Role of Knowledge, Anxiety about Aging, and Stereotypes in Young People and Adults. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 16(8), 1329.

Drake, S. A., Pickens, S., Wolf, D. A. & Thimsen, K. (2019). Improving medicolegal death investigative gaps of fatal elder abuse. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 31(1), 56–65.

Ellis, J. M., Ward, L., Campbell, F., & Ayala Quintanilla, B. P. (2019). Implementation and evaluation of an education programme for nursing staff on recognising, reporting and managing resident‐to‐resident elder mistreatment in aged care facilities. Journal of Advanced Nursing (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), 75(1), 187–196.

Ernst, J. S. (2019). Older adults neglected by their caregivers: vulnerabilities and risks identified in an adult protective services sample. Journal of Adult Protection, 21(1), 5–15.

Esseltine, J. (2019). Addressing neglect and abuse in nursing home care: Enhancing the lives of residents through best practice. Canadian Nursing Home, 30(1), 16–20.

Ezalina, E., Machmud, R., Effendi, N., & Maputra, Y. (2019). Effectiveness of the Elderly Caring Model as an Intervention to Prevent the Neglect of the Elderly in the Family. Open Access Macedonian Journal Of Medical Sciences, 7(14), 2365–2370.

Fang, B., Yan, E. & Lai, D. W. L. (2019). Risk and protective factors associated with domestic abuse among older Chinese in the People’s Republic of China. Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics, 82, 120–127.

Ferreira, J., Tavares, J. & Sousa, L. (2019). Resident-to-resident elder mistreatment (R-REM): a study in residential structures for elderly people (ERI) in Portugal. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 31(1), 66–76.

Forlenza, S. T., Bourassa, D., Lyman, M., & Coughlin, M. (2019). Ageism, priming, and working with older adults among undergraduate exercise science students. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 37(1), 50-66

Fraga Dominguez, S., Storey, J. E., & Glorney, E. (2019). Help-Seeking Behavior in Victims of Elder Abuse: A Systematic Review. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 1524838019860616.

José, J. M. S. S., Amado, C. A. F., Ilinca, S., Buttigieg, S. C. & Larsson, A. T. (2019). Ageism in Health Care: A Systematic Review of Operational Definitions and Inductive Conceptualizations. Gerontologist, 59(2), e98–e108.

Friedman, L., Avila, S., Friedman, D., & Meltzer, W. (2019). Association between Type of Residence and Clinical Signs of Neglect in Older Adults. Gerontology, 65(1), 30–39.

Fullen, M. C. (2019). Defining Wellness in Older Adulthood: Toward a Comprehensive Framework. Journal of Counseling & Development, 97(1), 62–74.

Gallo, V. (2019). Ageism in nursing education: A review of the literature. Teaching & Learning in Nursing, 14(3), 208–215

Gardner, P., & Alegre, R. (2019). “Just like us”: Increasing awareness, prompting action and combating ageism through a critical intergenerational service learning project. Educational Gerontology, 45(2), 146–158.

Gao, X., Sun, F. & Hodge, D. R. (2019). Elder Mistreatment Among Chinese American Families: Do Acculturation and Traditionalism Matter? Journals of Gerontology: Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 74(3), 465–473.

Gao, X., Sun, F., Marsiglia, F. F., & Dong, X. (2019). Elder Mistreatment Among Older Chinese Americans: The Role of Family Cohesion. International Journal of Aging & Human Development, 88(3), 266–285.

Ghesquiere, A. R., McAfee, C. & Burnett, J. (2019). Measures of Financial Capacity: A Review. Gerontologist, 59(2), e109–e129.

Gil, A. P. (2019). Quality procedures and complaints: nursing homes in Portugal. Journal of Adult Protection, 21(2), 126–143.

Gomez-Moreno, C., Verduzco-Aguirre, H., Contreras-Garduño, S., Perez-de-Acha, A., Alcalde-Castro, J., Chavarri-Guerra, Y., … Soto-Perez-de-Celis, E. (2019). Perceptions of aging and ageism among Mexican physicians-in-training. Clinical & Translational Oncology: Official Publication Of The Federation Of Spanish Oncology Societies And Of The National Cancer Institute Of Mexico. 1-6

Guruge, S., Sidani, S., Matsuoka, A., Man, G., & Pirner, D. (2019). Developing a comprehensive understanding of elder abuse prevention in immigrant communities: a comparative mixed methods study protocol. BMJ Open, 9(1).

Halarewicz, A. K., Gelman, C., Ghesquiere, A., & Rogers, G. (2019). “opening the door”: Developing and pilot testing an adult protective services worker engagement training in new york city. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 31(3), 191-208

Heywood, W., Minichiello, V., Lyons, A., Fileborn, B., Hussain, R., Hinchliff, S., & … Dow, B. (2019). The impact of experiences of ageism on sexual activity and interest in later life. Ageing & Society, 39(4), 795–814.

Hirsch, R. D. (2019). [Violence against old people. When you should get suspicious]. MMW Fortschritte Der Medizin, 161(13), 40–42.

Horhota, M., Chasteen, A. L. & Crumley-Branyon, J. J. (2019). Is Ageism Acceptable When it Comes From a Familiar Partner? Journals of Gerontology: Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 74(4), 595–599.

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