Research and Publications - 2016

  • Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2016). Non-pharmacological interventions for agitation in dementia: Various strategies demonstrate effectiveness for care home residents; further research in home settings is needed [Peer commentary on the paper "Non-pharmacological interventions for agitation in dementia: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials" by G. Livingston, L. Kelly, E. Lewis-Holmes, G. Baio, S. Morris, N. Patel… C. Cooper]. Evidence Based Nursing, 19(1), 31. doi:10.1136/eb-2015-102059


  • Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2016). Predictors of smoking cessation in old–old age. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 18(7), 1675-1679.‏ doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntw011


  • Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Brill, S. (2016). Trajectories at the end of life: A controlled investigation of longitudinal Health Services Consumption data. Health Policy, 120 (12), 1395-1403.‏ doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2016.09.017


  • Cohen-Mansfield, J.Cohen, R.Golander, H., & Heinik, J. (2016). The impact of psychotic symptoms on the persons with dementia experiencing them. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24(3), 213-220.‏ doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2015.12.006


  • Cohen-Mansfield, J.Hazan, H., Lerman, Y., & Shalom, V. (2016). Correlates and predictors of loneliness in older-adults: A review of quantitative results informed by qualitative insights. International Psychogeriatrics, 28(4), 557-576.‏ doi: 10.1017/S1041610215001532


  • Cohen-Mansfield, J., Hirshfeld, K., Gavendo, R., Corey, E., Hai, T. Activity-in-a-Box for therapeutic recreation Activity-in-a-Box for engaging persons with dementia in groups: Implications for therapeutic recreation practice. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 2016, 15 (3), 8-18.


  • Cohen-Mansfield, J., Jensen, B., Golander, H., & Iecovich, E. (2016). Recommended vs. reported working conditions & current satisfaction levels among migrant caregivers in Israel. Journal of Population Ageing, 1-21.‏ doi: 10.1007/s12062-016-9170-2


  • Cohen-Mansfield, J., Perach, R., Kadmon-Stern, T., Albeck, S., Rotem, D., Arnow, T. L., & Lerman, Y. (2016). Telephone hotline for aging: Information needs, quality of service, and insights. International Social Work. doi: 10.1177/0020872816651702


  • Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Regev, I. (2016). Retirement preparation programs: an examination of retirement perceptions, self-mastery, and well-being. Research on Social Work Practice. doi: 10.1177/1049731516645194


  • Cohen-Mansfield, J., Shmotkin, D., & Hazan, H. (2016). Changes in religiosity in old age: An exploratory study. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 83, 256-73. doi: 10.1177/0091415016651883


  • Kreitler, S. (2016). Meanings of meaningfulness of life. In A. Batthyány (Ed.), Logotherapy and existential analysis (pp. 95-106). Cham: Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.‏


  • Landau, C., Mitnik, I., Cohen-Mansfield, J., Tillinger, E., Friedman, E., & Lev-Ari, S. (2016). Inquiry-based stress reduction (IBSR) meditation technique for BRCA1/2 mutation carriers –A qualitative study. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 8(6), 958-964.‏


  • Lifshitz, R., Nimrod, G., & Bachner. Y. (2016). Measuring risk perception in later life: The perceived risk scale. The Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 22 (6), 469-474. doi: 10.1177/1078390316659910


  • Lifshitz, R., Nimrod, G., & Bachner, Y. (2016). Internet use and well-being in later life: A functional approach. Aging and Mental Health. doi:10.1080/13607863.2016.1232370 [Available online ahead of print]


  • Peles Bortz, A., Bluvstein, I., Bergman, L., & Barnoy, S. (2016). Anxiety and support resources for Israeli women before gynecological surgery. Women & health, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/03630242.2016.1160964


  • Raz, H., Tabak, N., Alkalay, Y., & Kreitler, S. (2016). Mental pain in Israeli adult childhood cancer survivors and its effects on their quality of life. Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, 6(2), doi: 10.4172/2161-0487.1000258


  • Raz, H., Tabak, N., & Kreitler, S. (2016). Psychosocial outcomes of sharing a diagnosis of cancer with a pediatric patient. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 4.‏ doi: 10.3389/fped.2016.00070


  • Shenkman, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2016). The Hostile-World Scenario and mental health concomitants among gays and lesbians. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 20, 70-86. doi:10.1080/19359705.2015.1048915


  • Shenkman, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2016). The association between self-perceived parental role and meaning in life among gay and heterosexual fathers. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 552–561. doi:10.1037/fam0000213


  • Shmotkin, D., Avidor, S., & Shrira, A. (2016). The role of the Hostile-World Scenario in predicting physical and mental health outcomes in older adults. Journal of Aging and Health, 28, 863-889. doi:10.1177/0898264315614005


  • Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Bodner, E., & Shmotkin, D. (2016). Which category of lifetime adversity accelerates physical impairment among Israeli older adults? European Journal of Ageing, 13, 323-334. doi:10.1007/s10433-016-0366-3


  • Werner, S., Golander, H., & Lowenstein, A. (2016). The health of frail elderly and its relationship to their quality of life and that of their adult children who serve as their caregivers. Gerontology and Geriatrics. 43(1), 49-68 (Hebrew).


*Names in bold are those of academic faculty members of the Herczeg Institute on Aging 

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