Scientific Watch and summaries

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.

Please note that in order to view most of these articles, you must access the magazine’s website and pay a fee. Where possible, there’s a link to the PDF of the article (through the Download button) which allows you to view it at no cost. If you are part of an educational institution or that your organization offers a library service (e.g. some CISSSs), they may have already subscribed to these journals and they allow free access from a computer workstation in the facility.

Nobels et al. (2022). Correction to: Sexual violence in older adults: a Belgian prevalence study. BMC geriatrics, 22(1), pp.77.
Nobels et al. (2022).  ​`Time Does Not Heal All Wounds`: Sexual Victimisation Is Associated with Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD in Old Age. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(5). 
Nobels, A., Keygnaert, I., Robert, E., Vandeviver, C., Haekens, A., Lemey, L., Strobbe, M., Van Den Noortgate, N., & Lemmens, G. M. D. (2021). ‘Breaking the silence’: Sexual victimisation in an old age psychiatry patient population in Flanders. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 1.
Nobels, A., Cismaru-Inescu, A., Nisen, L., Hahaut, B., Lemmens, G. M. D., Vandeviver, C., & Keygnaert, I. (2021). Challenges in Conducting Sexual Health and Violence Research in Older Adults Beyond the General Data Protection Regulation: A Belgian Case Study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1.
Nobels et al. (2021). Sexual violence in older adults: a Belgian prevalence study. BMC geriatrics, 21(1), pp.601.
Brennan-Ing, M., Kaufman, J. E., Larson, B., Gamarel, K. E., Seidel, L., & Karpiak, S. E. (2021). Sexual Health Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Heterosexual Older Adults: An Exploratory Analysis. Clinical Gerontologist, 44(3), 222–234.
Nobels, A, Inescu, A. C., Nisen, L., Hanaut, B., Beaulieu, M., Lemmens, G., Adam, S., Schapansky, E., Vandeviver, C., & Keygnaert, I. (2021). Sexual violence in older adults: a Belgian prevalence study. BMC Geriatrics, 21(601),
Nobels, A., Lemmens, G.,, Thibau, L., Beaulieu, M., Vandevier, C., & Keygnaert, I. (2021). “Time does not heal all wounds”: Sexual victimisation is associated with depression, anxiety and PTSD in old age. MedRXiv DOI:
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