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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Wong, N. Z., Rosen, T., Sanchez, A. M., Bloemen, E. M., Mennitt, K. W., Nicola, R., Murphy, K. J., LoFaso, V. M., Flomenbaum, N. E. & Lachs, M. S. (2017). Imaging Findings in Elder Abuse: A Role for Radiologists in Detection. Journal L'association Canadienne des Radiologistes, 68(1), 16-20.

Wong, J. & Waite, L. (2017). Elder mistreatment predicts later physical and psychological health : Results from a national longitudinal study. Journal of Elder Abuse And Neglect, 29(1), 15-42.

Wood, S. & Lichtenberg, P. A. (2017). Financial Capacity and Financial Exploitation of Older Adults: Research Findings, Policy Recommendations and Clinical Implications. Clinical Gerontologist, 40(1), 3-13.

Yon, Y., Mikton, C., Gassoumis, Z. & Wilber, K. (2017). Elder abuse prevalence in community settings : asystematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet, 5, e147-e156.

Yon, Y., Mikton, C., Gassoumis, Z. D. & Wilber, K. H. (2017a). Research Protocol for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Elder Abuse Prevalence Studies. Canadian Journal on Aging, 36(2), 256-265.

Yon, Y., Mikton, C., Gassoumis, Z. D. & Wilber, K. H. (2017).The Prevalence of Self-Reported Elder Abuse Among Older Women in Community Settings: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 1-15.

Yunus, R. M., Hairi, N. N. & Choo, W. Y. (2017). Consequences of Elder Abuse and Neglect: A Systematic Review of Observational Studies. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 1-17.

Yunus, R. M., Hairi, N. P., Choo, W. P., Hairi, F. P., Sooryanarayana, R. M., Ahmad, S. M., & ... Bulgiba, A. P. (2017). Mortality among elder abuse victims in rural Malaysia: A two-year population-based descriptive study. Journal Of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 29(1), 59-71.

Yunus, R. M., Wazid, S. W., Hairi, N. N., Choo, W. Y., Hairi, F. M., Sooryanarayana, R., Ahmad, S. N., Razak, I. A., Peramalah, D., Aziz, S. A., Mohamad, Z. L., Mohamad, R., Ali, Z. M. & (2017). Association Between Elder Abuse and Poor Sleep: A Cross-Sectional Study Among Rural Older Malaysians. Plos One, 12(7), e0180222.

Zhang, Y. (2017). Context-Specific Eldercare Patterns, Cultural Categories of Elder Mistreatment, and Potential Social Causes in Post-Socialist China. Ageing International, 42(2), 169-186.

Zhao, Y., Hu, C., Feng, F., Gong, F., Lu, S., Qian, Z. & Sun, Y. (2017). Associations of Self-Neglect with Quality of Life in Older People in Rural China: A Cross-Sectional Study. International Psychogeriatrics, 29(6), 1015-1026.


Alvarez, S. (2016). Émergences et évolutions de la prévention dans les politiques de la vieillesse. La Revue de l'Ires, 1(88), 33-61

Andres, M. N. (2016). Making Elder Financial Exploitation Cases Part of a Sustainable Practice: Tips from the Experiences of the University of Illinois College of Law's Elder Financial Justice Clinic. Elder Law Journal, 23(2), 297-341.

Ayalon, L. (2016). A Triadic Perspective on Elder Neglect Within the Home Care Arrangement. Ageing & Society, 36(4), 811-836.

Aylon, L., Lev, S., Green, O. & Nevo, U. (2016). A systematic review and meta-analysis of interventions designed to prevent or stop elder maltreatment. Age and Ageing, 0, 1–12.

Bai, X., Lai, D. W. & Guo, A. (2016). Ageism and Depression: Perceptions of Older People as a Burden in China. Journal of Social Issues, 72(1), 26-46.

Baker, P. R. A., Francis, D. P., Hairi, N. N., Othman, S. & Choo, W. (2016). Interventions for Preventing Abuse in the Elderly. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Review, 8.

Baker, P. R., Francis, D. P., Mohd Hairi, N. N., Othman, S.  & Wan Yuen, C. (2017). Interventions for Preventing Elder Abuse: Applying Findings of a New Cochrane Review. Age & Ageing, 46(3), 346-348.

Barrett, A. E. & Naiman-Sessions, M. (2016). ‘It's Our Turn to Play’: Performance of Girlhood as a Collective Response to Gendered Ageism. Ageing & Society, 36(4), 764-784.

Bataille, É. & Degroote, É. (2016). Responsabilité du médecin coordonnateur. La Revue de Gériatrie, 41(6), 353-358.

Beach, S. R., Carpenter, C. R., Rosen, T., Sharps, P. & Gelles, R. (2016). Screening and Detection of Elder Abuse: Research Opportunities and Lessons Learned from Emergency Geriatric Care, Intimate Partner Violence, and Child Abuse. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 28(4-5), 185-216.

Beach, S. R., Schulz, R. & Sneed, R. (2016). Associations between social support, social networks, and financial exploitation in older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology: The Official Journal of The Southern Gerontological Society,1-22.

Benbow, B. (2016). Environmental interventions to mitigate resident-to-resident aggression. Canadian Nursing Home, 27(2), 4 11.

Bhatia, M. S., Srivastava, S., Khyati, M. & Kaushik, R. (2016). Prevalence of Abuse in Mentally Ill Patients Visiting Outpatient Setting in a Tertiary Care Hospital in India. Medicine, Science & the Law, 56(2), 91-98.

Boye, F. & Yan, E. (2016). Abuse of older persons with dementia a review of the literature. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 1-21.

Browne, K. D., Hines, M. & Tully, R. (2016). The differences between sex offenders who victimise older women and sex offenders who offend against children. Aging and Mental Health, 1-8.

Burnes, D. (2016). Community elder mistreatment intervention with capable older adults: Toward a conceptual practice model. The Gerontologist, 57(3), 409-416.

Burnes, D., K. Pillemer, K. & Lachs, M.S. (2016). Elder Abuse Severity: A critical but understudied dimension of victimization for clinicians and researchers. The Gerontologist, 0(0), 1-12.

Burnes, D., Rizzo, V. M., Gorroochurn, P., Pollack, M. H. & Lachs, M. S. (2016). Understanding Service Utilization in Cases of Elder Abuse to Inform Best Practices. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 35(10), 1036-1057.

Burnett, J., Jackson, S.L., Sinha, A.K., Aschenbrenner, A.R., Murphy, K.P., Xia, R, & Diamond, P.M. (2016). Five-year all-cause mortality rates across five categories of substantiated elder abuse occurring in the community. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 28(2), 59-75.

Butler, L. & Manthorpe, J. (2016). Putting People at the Centre: Facilitating Making Safeguarding Personal Approaches in the Context of the Care Act 2014. Journal of Adult Protection, 18(4), 204-213.

Cannell, M. B., Jetelina, K. K., Zavadsky, M. & Gonzalez, J. R. (2016). Towards the Development of a Screening Tool to Enhance the Detection of Elder Abuse and Neglect by Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) : A Qualitative Study. BMC Emergency Medicine, 16(19), 1-10.

Casagrande, A. (2016). La bientraitance, naissance d'une notion dans le clair-obscur des espaces de soins. Dans Poiroux, L., Casagrande, A. & al. (2016). Bientraitance et relation de soins. [1re partie]. Soins, (805), 22-25.

Caspi, E. (2016). Deaths as a Result of Resident-to-Resident Altercations in Dementia in Long-Term Care Homes: A Need for Research, Policy, and Prevention. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 17(1), 7 11.

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