Publications


The following selected peer-reviewed articles, chapters and books arewritten by theCornell Project on Elder Abuse and Neglect'sfaculty.

Risa Breckman, LCSW
  • Lachs, M., Adelman, R. and Breckman, R. Elder Abuse. In: The Merck Manual of Geriatrics, 3rd Ed. Rahway, NJ: Merck Research Laboratories; 2000:149-155.
  • Adelman, R. and Breckman, R. Elder Abuse and Neglect. In: The Merck Manual of Geriatrics, 2nd Ed. NJ: Merck Research Laboratories; 1995:1408-1416.
  • Aravanis, S.C., Adelman, R.D., Breckman, R., Fulmer, T., Holder, E., Lachs, M., O'Brien, J.G., Sanders, A.B. Diagnostic and treatment guidelines on elder abuse and neglect. In: Archives of Family Medicine. (1993) 2 (4):371-388.
  • Ansell, P., Breckman,R., and Bloom, J. Dependency in elder mistreatment: A clinical perspective. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. 1993:2(1/2:65-69.
  • Breckman, R. and Adelman, R. Elder Abuse and Neglect. In: Ammerman, R.(Ed.) Assessment of Family Violence: A Clinical and Legal Sourcebook. NY:John Wiley and Sons: 1992: 236-252.
  • Adelman, R. and Breckman, R. Elder Maltreatment. In: The Merck Manual of Geriatrics. NJ:Merck Research Laboratories; 1990:1135-1142
  • Breckman, R. and Adelman, R. Strategies for Helping Victims of Elder Mistreatment. Newbury Park, CA:Sage Publications. 1988.
Mark Lachs, MD
  • Lachs MS, Pillemer KA. Elder Abuse. Lancet 2004; 304: 1236-1272.
  • Lachs, M, Bachman, R, Williams, C, Kossak A, Bove, C, O'Leary, J. Older Adult Crime Victims, Perpetrators, Witnesses, and Compliants: A Population-Based Study of Police Interactions. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect 2004, 16(4): 25-40.
  • Lachs MS. Editorial Comment: Screening for family violence: What's an evidence-based doctor to do? Annals of Internal Medicine 2004; 140(5).
  • Boockvar KS, Lachs MS. Predictive value of nonspecific symptoms for acute illness in nursing home residents. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003; 51(8):1111-5.
  • Lachs MS. Elder mistreatment. In Hazzard WR, Blass JP, Halter JB, Ouslander JG, Tinetti ME (eds.) Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 5th (ed.) New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003.
  • Lachs M, Bove C, Wearing M, Williams C, Bachman R, Cooney L. The clinical epidemiology of crime victimization in older adults: A multidisciplinary pilot study. J of Elder Abuse & Neglect 2002; 13(3): 79-90.
  • Ahmad M, Lachs MS. Elder abuse and neglect: what physicians can and should do. Cleveland Clinical Journal of Medicine 2002:69(10):801-8.
  • Abrams RC, Lachs MS, McAvay G, Keohane D, Bruce ML: Predictors of self-neglect in community-dwelling elders. Am J Psychiatry. 2002:159(10):1724-30.
  • Pillemer K, Lachs MS. Addressing the Staffing Crisis in Long-Term Care. Journal of Health Care Law and Policy 2002.
  • Lachs MS, Williams CS, O'Brien S, Pillemer KA. Adult Protective Service Use and Nursing Home Placement. The Gerontologist 2002; 42(6):734-9. F Cohn, ME Salmon, and JD Stobo (editors). Confronting Chronic Neglect: The Education and Training of Health Professionals on Family Violence. Committee on the Training Needs of Health Professionals to Respond to Family Violence, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Institute of Medicine, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 2001. (Dr. Lachs was a committee member who contributed to this jointly authored text.).
  • Lachs MS, Adelman R, and Breckman R. Overview of Domestic Violence Against the Elderly. In the Merck Manual of Geriatrics, 3rd Edition, M.H. Beers, R. Berkow (editors,) Merck Research Laboratories, Whitehouse Station JN, 1999.
  • Lachs MS, Williams CS, O'Brien S, Pillemer KA, Charlson ME. The Mortality of Elder Mistreatment. JAMA. 1998; 280(5): 428-432.
  • Bachman R, Dillaway H, Lachs MS. Violence Against the Elderly: A Comparative Analysis of Robbery and Assault Across Age and Gender Groups. Research on Aging. 1998, 20(2): 183-198.
  • Adelman R, Breckman R, and Lachs MS. Elder Abuse and Neglect. In Assessment of Family Violence. A Clinical and Legal Source. 2nd Edition, R., Ammerman (editor,) John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 1998.
  • Lachs MS, Williams C, O'Brien S, Hurst L, Horwitz R. Risk Factors for Reported Elder Abuse and Neglect: A Nine Year Observational Study. Gerontologist. 1997, 37(4): 469-474.
  • Lachs MS, Williams CS, O'Brien S, Hurst L, Kossack A, Siegal A, Tinetti ME. Emergency Department Utilization by Older Victims of Family Violence. Ann Emerg Med. 1997; 30(4): 448-454.
  • Lachs MS, Williams C, O'Brien S, Hurst L, Horwitz R. Older Adults: An Eleven Year Longitudinal Study of Adult Protective Service Use. Arch Int Med. 1996; 156:449-453.
  • Lachs MS, Pillemer K. Current Concepts: Abuse and Neglect of Elderly Persons. N Eng J Med. 1995; 332:437-443.
  • Lachs MS, Berkman LF, Fulmer T, Horwitz RJ. A Prospective Community Based Pilot Study of Risk Factor For The Investigation of Elder Mistreatment. J Am Geriatric Soc 1994; 42:169-173.
  • Aravanis SC, Adelman RD, Breckman R, Fulmer TT, Holder E, Lachs MS, O'Brien JG, Sanders AB. Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines on Elder Abuse and Neglect. Archives of Family Medicine. 1993; 2(4):371-88.
  • Lachs MS, Fulmer T. Recognizing Elder Abuse and Neglect. Clinics in Geriatric Med 1993; 9(3):665-675.
Maria Pavlou, MD
  • Pavlou MP. "Self-Neglect" in Capezuti, E., Siegler, G., & Mezey, M.D. (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2nd ed.). New York: Springer Publishing Company.(in press)
  • Pavlou MP, Olson AC, Abrams RC, Reid MC, Lee F, Lachs MS. "The Cornell Scale for Self-Neglect: Feasibility and Rater Agreement" Poster, AGS 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting, J Am Geriatr Soc 2007;55(4):S125
  • Olson AC, Reid MC, Lee F, Lachs MS, Pavlou MP. "Stories of Self-Neglect in New York City" Poster, AGS 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting, J Am Geriatr Soc 2007;55(4):S123
  • Pavlou MP, Lachs MS. "Could Self-Neglect in Older Adults be a Geriatric Syndrome?" J Am Geriatr Soc 2006;54(5):831-842
  • Pavlou MP, Lachs MS. "Response Letter to Drs. Reyes-Ortiz, and Esposito et al." J Am Geriatr Soc 2006;54(12):1946-1947
  • Pavlou MP, Reid MC, Olson AC, Lee F, Abrams RC, Lachs MS. "Self-Neglect in Homebound Elderly" Poster, GSA 59th Annual Scientific Meeting, Gerontologist Oct 2006;46(Special Issue I):Section 180 (page 238)
  • Pavlou MP, Lachs MS. "Could Self-Neglect in Older Adults be a Geriatric Syndrome?" Podium presentation, GSA 58th Annual Scientific Meeting. Gerontologist Oct 2005;45(Special Issue II):Section 11 (page 6)
Karl Pillemer, PhD
  • Pillemer, Karl, Katrin Mueller-Johnson, Steven Mock, J. Jill Suitor, and Mark S. Lachs. 2006. "Prevention of Elder Mistreatment." Pp. 241-254 in L. Doll et al., (Eds.), Handbook on Injury and Violence Prevention. Secaucus, NJ: Springer.
  • Pillemer, Karl. 2005. "Factors de Riesgo del Maltrato de Mayores" (Risk Factors for Elder Abuse). Pp. 69 85 in I. I. Marmolejo (Ed.), Violencia Contra Personas Mayores (Violence against Older Persons). Barcelona, Spain: Ariel.
  • Pillemer, Karl. 2005. "Elder Abuse Is Caused by the Deviance and Dependence of Abusive Caregivers." In Donileen Loseke, Richard Gelles, and Mary Cavanaugh (Eds.), Current Controversies on Family Violence, Second Edition (pp. 207-220). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications. Lachs, Mark S., and Karl Pillemer. 2004. "Elder Abuse." The Lancet, 364: 126372
  • National Academy of Sciences, Panel to Review Risk and Prevalence of Elder Abuse and Neglect. 2002. Elder Mistreatment: Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation in an Aging America. Washington, D. C.: National Academies Press. [Panel member and co-author of this report.]
  • Wolf, Rosalie S., and Karl Pillemer. 2000. "Elder Abuse Case Resolution: What Does It Mean?" Journal of Applied Gerontology, 19: 203-220.
  • Lachs, Mark S., Christianna S. Williams, Shelly O"Brien, Karl Pillemer, and Mary E. Charlson. 1998. "The Mortality of Elder Mistreatment." Journal of the American Medical Association 280: 428-432.
  • Pillemer, Karl., and Rosalie S. Wolf. 1998. "Elder Abuse." In J. M. Last and R. B. Wallace (Eds), Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Norwalk, CN: Appleton and Lange.
  • Wolf, Rosalie S., and Karl Pillemer. 1997. "The Older Battered Woman: Wives and Mothers Compared." Journal of Mental Health and Aging, 3.
  • Lachs, Mark, and Karl Pillemer. 1995. "Current Concepts: Elder Abuse." New England Journal of Medicine, 332: 437-443.
  • Pillemer, Karl, and J. Jill Suitor. 1994. "Interventions in Violent Caregiving Relationships." In E. Light, G. Niederehe, and B. Lebowitz (eds.), Family Caregiving to Alzheimer's Patients: Research and Intervention. New York: Springer.
  • Wolf, Rosalie S. and Karl Pillemer. 1994. "What"s New in Elder Abuse Programming? Four Bright Ideas." The Gerontologist 34.
  • Pillemer, Karl and Beth Hudson. 1993. "A Model Abuse Prevention Program for Nursing Assistants." The Gerontologist 33:128-131.
  • Bachman Ronet and Pillemer Karl. 1991. "Epidemiology of family violence involving adults." In R. T. Ammerman (ed.), Family Violence. New York: Plenum.
  • Pillemer, Karl, and Susan Frankel. 1991. "Domestic violence against the elderly." In M Rosenberg and J. Mercy (eds.), Violence: A Public Health Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Suitor, J. Jill, and Karl Pillemer. 1991. "Family conflict when adult children and elderly parents share a home." In K. Pillemer and K. McCartney, (eds.), Parent-Child Relations throughout Life. New York: Erlbaum.
  • Pillemer, Karl, and Bachman Ronet. 1991. "Helping and hurting: Predictors of maltreatment of patients in nursing homes." Research on Aging, 13:74:95.
  • Karl Pillemer and J. Jill Suitor. 1991. "Sharing a residence with an adult child: A source of distress in the elderly?" American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 61.
  • Bachman, Ronet, and Karl Pillemer. 1991. "Retirement: Does it affect marital conflict and violence?" Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect 3: 75-88.
  • Pillemer, Karl. 1990. "Ten (tentative) truths about elder abuse." Journal of Health and Human Resources Administration, Spring, 464-483.
  • Pillemer, Karl, and J. Jill Suitor. 1990. "Elder abuse: A sociological perspective on prevention strategies." In R. T. Ammerman and M. Hersen eds.), Treatment of Family Violence: A Sourcebook. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Suitor, J. Jill, Karl Pillemer, and Murray A. Straus. 1990. "Marital violence in a life-cycle perspective." In M. A. Straus and R. J. Gelles (Eds.), Physical Violence in American Families. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Books.
  • Pillemer, Karl, Margaret MacAdam, and Rosalie S. Wolf. 1989. "Services to support family caregivers to dependent elderly persons." Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 1:67-88.
  • Pillemer, Karl, and David Finkelhor. 1989. "Causes of elder abuse: Caregiver stress versus problem relatives." American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 59:179-197.
  • Pillemer, Karl, and David W. Moore. 1989. "Abuse of patients in nursing homes: Findings from a survey of staff." The Gerontologist, 29: 314-320.
  • Wolf, Rosalie S., Michael A. Godkin, and Karl Pillemer. 1989. "Case comparison analysis of elder abuse and neglect." International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 28:207-225.
  • Wolf, Rosalie S., and Karl Pillemer. 1989. Helping Elderly Victims: The Reality of Elder Abuse. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Finkelhor, David, and Karl Pillemer. 1988. "Elder abuse: It's relationship to other forms of family violence." In G. Hotaling, D. Finkelhor, R. Gelles, and M. Straus (eds.), New Directions in Family Violence Research. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Pillemer, Karl. 1988. "Patient maltreatment in nursing homes: A review and call for research." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 29:227-238.
  • Pillemer, Karl, and J. Jill Suitor. 1988. "Elder abuse." In V. B. Van Hasselt, A. S. Bellack, R. L. Morrison, and M. Hersen (eds.), Handbook of Family Violence. New York: Plenum.
  • Pillemer, Karl. 1988. "Maltreatment of the elderly at home and in institutions: Extent, risk factors, and policy recommendations." Pp. 145-169 in G. T. Baker, III and N. Smith (eds.), Legislative Agenda for an Aging Society: 1988 and Beyond. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.
  • Pillemer, Karl, and David Finkelhor. 1988. "The prevalence of elder abuse: A random sample survey." The Gerontologist, 28:51-57.
  • Suitor, J. Jill and Karl Pillemer. 1988. "Explaining intergenerational conflict when adult children and elderly parents live together." Journal of Marriage and the Family, 50:1037-1047.
  • Wolf, Rosalie S., and Karl Pillemer. 1988. "Relationship between organizational structure and client outcome in three model projects on elder abuse." In G. Hotaling, D. Finkelhor, R. Gelles, and M. Straus (eds.), New Directions in Family Violence Research. Beverly Hills, CA.: Sage Publications. Pillemer, Karl. 1987. "Merging qualitative and quantitative methodologies in research on elder abuse." In S. Reinharz and G. Rowles (eds.), Qualitative Gerontology. New York: Springer.
  • Suitor, J. Jill, and Karl Pillemer. 1987. "The presence of adult children: A source of stress for elderly couples" marriages?" Journal of Marriage and the Family 49: 717-725.
  • Pillemer, Karl. 1986. "Risk factors for elder abuse." In K. Pillemer and R. Wolf (eds.), Elder Abuse: Conflict in the Family. Dover MA.: Auburn House.
  • Pillemer, Karl, and Rosalie S. Wolf (Eds.). 1986. Elder Abuse: Conflict in the Family. Dover, MA: Auburn House.
  • Wolf, Rosalie S., Michael A. Godkin, and Karl Pillemer. 1986. "Maltreatment of the elderly." Pride Institute Journal of Long-Term Home Health Care, 5:10-17.
  • Pillemer, Karl. 1985. "The dangers of dependency: New findings in physical abuse of the elderly." Social Problems 33: 146-158.
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