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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Stall, N. M., Kim, S. J., Hardacre, K. A., Shah, P. S., Straus, S. E., Bronskill, S. E., & … Rochon, P. A. (2019). Association of Informal Caregiver Distress with Health Outcomes of Community‐Dwelling Dementia Care Recipients: A Systematic Review. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 67(3), 609–617.

Stodolska, A., Parnicka, A., Tobiasz-Adamczyk, B., & Grodzicki, T. (2019). Exploring Elder Neglect: New Theoretical Perspectives and Diagnostic Challenges. The Gerontologist.

Teresi, J. A., Ocepek-Welikson, K., Ramirez, M., Solomon, J. & Reingold, D. (2019). Methodological approaches to the analyses of elder abuse screening measures: Application of latent variable measurement modeling to the WC-RAPS. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 31(1), 1–24.

Touza, C., & Prado, C. (2019). Detecting Self-Neglect: A Comparative Study of Indicators and Risk Factors in a Spanish Population. Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, 5(Jan-Dec), 1-10.

Touza, C., & Prado, C. (2019). Prevention of elder abuse in long-term care facilities. Educational Gerontology, 45(8), 530–546.

Touza, C., & Prado, C. (2019). Risk factors for domestic elder abuse and cognitive decline: A comparative study with a Spanish sample. Journal of Family Studies, 25(4), 460–476.

Træen, B., Carvalheira, A. A., Hald, G. M., Lange, T. & Kvalem, I. L. (2019). Attitudes Towards Sexuality in Older Men and Women Across Europe: Similarities, Differences, and Associations with Their Sex Lives. Sexuality & Culture, 23(1), 1–25.

Truong, C., Burnes, D., Alaggia, R., Elman, A. & Rosen, T. (2019). Disclosure among victims of elder abuse in healthcare settings: a missing piece in the overall effort toward detection. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 31(2), 181–190.

Uğurlu, Z., Kav, S., Karahan, A., & Akgün Çıtak, E. (2019). Correlates of Ageism Among Health Care Professionals Working With Older Adults. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 30(3), 303–312.

Van Den Bruele, A. B., Dimachk, M., & Crandall, M. (2019). Elder Abuse. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 35(1), 103–113.

Waling, A., Lyons, A., Alba, B., Minichiello, V., Barrett, C., Hughes, M., … Edmonds, S. (2019). Experiences and perceptions of residential and home care services among older lesbian women and gay men in australia. Health & Social Care in the Community.

Wand, A. P. F., Peisah, C., Draper, B., & Brodaty, H. (2019). Carer insights into self‐harm in the very old: A qualitative study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.34(4), 594-600

Warren, A., & Blundell, B. (2019). Addressing elder abuse in rural and remote communities: social policy, prevention and responses. Journal Of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 1–13.

Zawisza, K., Galas, A., Tobiasz-Adamczyk, B., & Grodzicki, T. (2019). Validity of a Self-Reported Neglect Scale Among Older Adults in Poland. The Gerontologist.

Wang, M., Sun, H., Zhang, J. & Ruan, J. (2019). Prevalence and associated factors of elder abuse in family caregivers of older people with dementia in central China cross-sectional study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 34(2), 299–307.

Weissberger, G. H., Goodman, M. C., Mosqueda, L., Schoen, J., Nguyen, A. L., Wilber, K. H., … Han, S. D. (2019). Elder Abuse Characteristics Based on Calls to the National Center on Elder Abuse Resource Line. Journal Of Applied Gerontology: The Official Journal Of The Southern Gerontological Society, 733464819865685.

Weissberger, G. H., Mosqueda, L., Nguyen, A. L., Samek, A., Boyle, P. A., Nguyen, C. P., & Han, S. D. (2019). Physical and mental health correlates of perceived financial exploitation in older adults: Preliminary findings from the finance, cognition, and health in elders study (finches). Aging & Mental Health.

Westwood, S. (2019). Abuse and older lesbian, gay bisexual, and trans (LGBT) people: a commentary and research agenda. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 31(2), 97–114.

Wyman, M. F., Shiovitz-Ezra, S., & Parag, O. (2019). Ageism in informal care network members of older women. International Psychogeriatrics. 1-10

Yi, Q., Honda, J., & Hohashi, N. (2019). Development and Validity Testing of an Assessment Tool for Domestic Elder Abuse. Nursing Research, 27(2), e12.

Yon, Y., Mikton, C., Gassoumis, Z. D., & Wilber, K. H. (2019). The Prevalence of Self-Reported Elder Abuse Among Older Women in Community Settings: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 20(2), 245–259.

Yon, Y., Ramiro-Gonzalez, M., Mikton, C. R., Huber, M., & Sethi, D. (2019). Prevalence of elder abuse in institutional settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Public Health, 29(1), 58–67.

Yonashiro-Cho, J., Rowan, J. M., Gassoumis, Z. D., Gironda, M. W., & Wilber, K. H. (2019). Toward a better understanding of the elder abuse forensic center model: comparing and contrasting four programs in California. Journal Of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 1–22

Yu, M., Gu, L., Jiao, W., Xia, H., & Wang, W. (2019). Predictors of self-neglect among community-dwelling older adults living alone in China. Geriatric Nursing.

Yunus, R. M., Hairi, N. N., & Choo, W. Y. (2019). Consequences of Elder Abuse and Neglect: A Systematic Review of Observational Studies. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 20(2), 197–213.

Yunus, R. M., Hairi, N. N., Yuen, C., Sooryanarayana, R., Hairi, F., Ismail, N., &… Bulgiba, A. (2019). Does abuse in late life worsen sleep quality? A two-year prospective cohort study among rural older adults. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 34(1), 60–66.

Zhang, W. (2019). Perceptions of elder abuse and neglect by older Chinese immigrants in Canada. Journal Of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 1–23.

Zheng, S., Li, M., Kong, D., & Dong, X. (2019). Sources and Variations in Social Support and Risk for Elder Mistreatment in a US Chinese Population. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 67(Supplement S3), S499–S505.


Aas, G. (2018). The Norwegian Police and Victims of Elder Abuse Close and Familial Relationships. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 30(1), 20-41.

Abrams, R. C., Reid, M. C., Lien, C., Pavlou, M., Rosen, A., Needell, N., &… Teresi, J. (2018). The Abrams geriatric self-neglect scale: introduction, validation and psychometric properties. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 33(1), e73–e84

Andela, M., Truchot, D. & Huguenotte, V. (2018). Job demands, emotional dissonance and elderly abuse: The moderating role of organizational resources. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 30(5), 368–384.

Apeti, S., Ouedraogo, L. S., Mossi, K. E., Sawadogo, L., Kevi, K. S., Klouvi, K. A., Amouzou, Y. E-G., Kouevi-Koko, T. E., Tolo, N., Apeti, K. Z., Kodjo, K., Ehlan, E. K., Coume, M. & Balogou, K. A. (2018). Âgisme naissan en milieu urbain au Togo : à propos des opinions des decendants prenant en charge financièrement la santé de leur ascendants en consultation gériatrique externe à Lomé. La revue de Gériatrie, 43(4), 207-213.

Arab-zozani, M., Mostafazadeh, N., Arab-zozani, Z., Ghoddoosi-Nejad, D., Hassanipour, S. & Soares, J. (2018). The Prevalence of Elder Abuse and Neglect in Iran: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 30(5), 408-423.

Band-Winterstein, T. (2018). Nurses’ Encounters With Older Adults Engaged in Self-Neglectful Behaviors in the Community: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 37(8), 965–989.

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