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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Nisha, C., Manjaly, S., Kiran, P., Mathew, B. & Kasturi, A. (2016). Study on elder abuse and neglect among patients in a medical college hospital, Bangalore, India. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 28(1), 34-40.

Perrein, F. & Le Quellec, M. (2016). La bientraitance au service de gérontologie et prévention du vieillissement du CHU de Nîmes. Techniques hospitalières, 757, 81-82.

Pickering, C. E., Ridenour, K. & Salaysay, Z. (2016). Best practices for the identification of elder abuse and neglect in home health. Home Healthcare Now, 34(4), 182-188.

Pillemer, K., Burnes, D., Riffin, C. & Lachs, M. (2016). Elder abuse: Global situation, risk factors, and prevention strategies. Gerontologist, 56(S2), 194-205.

Porrúa-García, C., Rodríguez-Carballeira, Á., Escartín, J., Gómez-Benito, J., Almendros, C. & Martín-Peña, J. (2016). Development and Validation of the Scale of Psychological Abuse in Intimate Partner Violence (EAPA-P). Psicothema, 28(2), 214-221.

Pritchard-Jones, L. (2016). The good, the bad, and the ‘vulnerable older adult’. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 38(1), 51-72.

Ramírez, L. & Palacios-Espinosa, X. (2016). Stereotypes About Old Age, Social Support, Aging Anxiety and Evaluations of One's Own Health. Journal of Social Issues, 72(1), 47-68.

Roberto, K. A. (2016). The complexities of elder abuse. The American Psychologist, 71(4), 302-311.

Rosen, T., Bloemen, E.M., LoFaso, V.M., Clark, S., Flomenbaum, N.E., Breckman, R. & al. (2016). Acute precipitants of physical elder abuse: Qualitative analysis of legal records from highly adjudicated cases. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Rosen, T., Bloemen, E. M., LoFaso, V. M., Clark, S., Flomenbaum, N. E. & Lachs, M. S. (2016). Emergency Department Presentations for Injuries in Older Adults Independently Known to be Victims of Elder Abuse. The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 50(3), 518-526.

Rosen, T., Hargarten, S., Flomenbaum, N. E. & Platts-Mills, T. F. (2016). Identifying Elder Abuse in the Emergency Department: Toward a Multidisciplinary Team-Based Approach. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 68(3), 378-382.

Rosen, T., Lachs, M. S., Teresi, J., Eimicke, J., Van Haitsma, K. & Pillemer, K. (2016). Staff-reported strategies for prevention and management of resident-to-resident elder mistreatment in long-term care facilities. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 28(1), 1-13.

Roulet-Schwab, D. & Vaerini, M. (2016). Maltraitance envers les aînés en Suisse romande : regards croisés sur le recours à la loi à partir des réflexions d'un conseil d'éthique. Vie et vieillissement, 13(4),31-36.

Ruelas-González, M. G., Duarte-Gómez, M.B., Flores-Hernandes, S., Ortega-Altamirano, D.V., Cortes-Gil, J.D., Taboada, A. & al. (2016). Prevalence and factors associated with violence and abuse of older adults in Mexico's 2012 National Health and Nutrition Survey. International Journal For Equity In Health, 15(1), 1.

Salari, S. & Maxwell, C. D. (2016). Lethal Intimate Partner Violence in Later Life: Understanding Measurements, Strengths, and Limitations of Research. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 28(4-5), 235-262.

Saylor, K. M. (2016). Multiple Approaches to Understanding and Preventing Elder Abuse: Introduction to the Cross-Disciplinary National Institutes of Health Workshop. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 28(4-5), 179-184.

Sheehan, O. C., Ritchie, C. S., Fathi, R., Garrigues, S. K., Saliba, D. & Leff, B. (2016). Development of Quality Indicators to Address Abuse and Neglect in Home-Based Primary Care and Palliative Care. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64(12), 2577-2584.

Simone, L., Wettstein, A., Senn, O., Rosemann, T. & Hasler, S. (2016). Types of Abuse and Risk Factors Associated with Elder Abuse. Swiss Medical Weekly, 146, 1-10.

Sudo, F. K., Salles, A. C. & de Santiago, C. R. (2016). What Are the Boundaries of Legal Guardianship in Alzheimer’s Disease? An Evidence-Based Update in the Context of the Brazilian Civil Code. Revista Brasileira De Psiquiatria, 38(1), 61-64.

Taverner, T., Baumbusch, J. & Taipale, P. (2016). Normalization of Neglect: A Grounded Theory of RNs' Experiences as Family Caregivers of Hospitalized Seniors. Canadian Journal on Aging, 35(2), 215-228.

Teresi, J. A., Burnes, D., Skowron, E. A., Dutton, M. A., Mosqueda, L., Lachs, M. S. & Pillemer, K. (2016). State of the Science on Prevention of Elder Abuse and Lessons Learned from Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention: Toward a Conceptual Framework for Research. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 28(4-5), 263-300.

Vauclair, C., Lima, M. L., Abrams, D., Swift, H. J. & Bratt, C. (2016). What Do Older People Think That Others Think of Them, and Does It Matter? The Role of Meta-Perceptions and Social Norms in the Prediction of Perceived Age Discrimination. Psychology and Aging, 31(7), 699-710.

Verborg, S., André-Berton, A-L., Benscri, N. & al. (2016). La formation "Grand âge" : la simulation au service de la bientraitance. Risques et qualité en milieu de soins, 13(3), 170-174.

Williams, K., Shaw, C., Lee, A., Sohyun Kim, Dinneen, E., Turk, M., … Wen Liu. (2016). Voicing Ageism in Nursing Home Dementia Care. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 43(9), 16 20.

Wood, S. A., Liu, P., Hanoch, Y. & Estevez-Cores, S. (2016). Importance of Numeracy as a Risk Factor for Elder Financial Exploitation in a Community Sample. The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 71(6), 978-986.

Yadav, U. N. & Paudel, G. (2016). Prevalence and associated factors of elder mistreatment: A cross sectional study from urban Nepal. Age and Ageing, 45(5),  609-613.

Zacklad, R. (2016). Le drame social du travail dans l'accompagnement des personnes âgées dépendantes en institution. Vie sociale, 2(14), 141-153.

Zhang, X., Xing, C., Guan, Y., Song, X., Melloy, R., Wang, F. & Jin, X. (2016). Attitudes Toward Older Adults: A Matter of Cultural Values or Personal Values?. Psychology & Aging, 31(1), 89-100.


Aamodt, W. W., Terracina, K. A. & Schillerstrom, J. E. (2015). Cognitive profiles of elder adult protective services clients living in squalor. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 27(1), 65-73.

Aldrich, N. & Benson, W. (2015). Preventing and combating the 'Crime of the Century'--financial exploitation. Aging Today. 1-14.

Ayalon, L. (2015). Reports of Elder Neglect by Older Adults, Their Family Caregivers, and Their Home Care Workers: A Test of Measurement Invariance. Journals Of Gerontology: Series B: Psychological Sciences And Social Sciences, 70(3), 432-442.

Bagshaw, D., Adams, V., Zannettino, L. & Wendt, S. (2015). Elder mediation and the financial abuse of older people by a family member. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 32(4), 443-480.

Band-Winterstein, T. (2015). Aging in the Shadow of Violence : A Phenomenological Conceptual Framework for Understanding Elderly Women Who Experienced Lifelong IPV. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 27, 303-327.

Band-Winterstein, T. (2015). Health Care Provision for Older Persons: The Interplay Between Ageism and Elder Neglect. Journal Of Applied Gerontology, 34(3), 113-127.

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