Liat Ayalon

Summary

Affiliation: Bar-Ilan University
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Associations of loneliness in older married men and women
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Aging Ment Health 17:33-9. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Suicidal and depressive symptoms in Filipino home care workers in Israel
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, 52900
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 27:51-63. 2012
  3. pmc What cognitive functions are associated with passive suicidal ideation? Findings from a national sample of community dwelling Israelis
    Liat Ayalon
    Bar Ilan University, School of Social Work, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:472-8. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Social workers' perspectives on care arrangements between vulnerable elders and foreign home care workers: lessons from Israeli/Filipino caregiving arrangements
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel 52900
    Home Health Care Serv Q 27:121-42. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Evaluating the working conditions and exposure to abuse of Filipino home care workers in Israel: characteristics and clinical correlates
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:40-9. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Willingness to participate in Alzheimer disease research and attitudes towards proxy-informed consent: results from the Health and Retirement Study
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:65-74. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Beliefs and practices regarding Alzheimer's disease and related dementias among Filipino home care workers in Israel
    Liat Ayalon
    Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Aging Ment Health 13:456-62. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Fears come true: the experiences of older care recipients and their family members of live-in foreign home care workers
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:779-86. 2009
  9. pmc Spouse-rated vs self-rated health as predictors of mortality
    Liat Ayalon
    Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Arch Intern Med 169:2156-61. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Reports of neuropsychiatric symptoms of older care recipients by their family members and their foreign home care workers: results from triadic data
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 23:115-22. 2010

Detail Information

Publications49

  1. doi request reprint Associations of loneliness in older married men and women
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Aging Ment Health 17:33-9. 2013
    ..Any intervention to alleviate loneliness in married couples has to take into consideration their perceived marital relationship as well as the reciprocal associations of loneliness in married men and women...
  2. doi request reprint Suicidal and depressive symptoms in Filipino home care workers in Israel
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, 52900
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 27:51-63. 2012
    ..Nevertheless, abusive working conditions within their home/work environment have detrimental effects on their mental health...
  3. pmc What cognitive functions are associated with passive suicidal ideation? Findings from a national sample of community dwelling Israelis
    Liat Ayalon
    Bar Ilan University, School of Social Work, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:472-8. 2009
    ..To identify the specific cognitive domains associated with passive suicidal ideation (e.g. thoughts of being better off dead)...
  4. doi request reprint Social workers' perspectives on care arrangements between vulnerable elders and foreign home care workers: lessons from Israeli/Filipino caregiving arrangements
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel 52900
    Home Health Care Serv Q 27:121-42. 2008
    ..Hence, this study evaluates the advantages and challenges associated with such an arrangement of care from the perspective of social workers...
  5. doi request reprint Evaluating the working conditions and exposure to abuse of Filipino home care workers in Israel: characteristics and clinical correlates
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:40-9. 2009
    ..To date, the working conditions as well as exposure to work-related abuse of Filipino home care workers in Israel have not been evaluated...
  6. doi request reprint Willingness to participate in Alzheimer disease research and attitudes towards proxy-informed consent: results from the Health and Retirement Study
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:65-74. 2009
    ..To evaluate public opinion about participation in Alzheimer disease (AD) research and willingness to have a proxy-informed consent...
  7. doi request reprint Beliefs and practices regarding Alzheimer's disease and related dementias among Filipino home care workers in Israel
    Liat Ayalon
    Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Aging Ment Health 13:456-62. 2009
    ..Whereas Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) are common conditions in this population of frail older adults, little is known about the beliefs of foreign home care workers about ADRD or about their practices...
  8. ncbi request reprint Fears come true: the experiences of older care recipients and their family members of live-in foreign home care workers
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:779-86. 2009
    ..This study evaluated the challenges associated with live-in foreign home care from the perspective of older care recipients and their family members...
  9. pmc Spouse-rated vs self-rated health as predictors of mortality
    Liat Ayalon
    Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Arch Intern Med 169:2156-61. 2009
    ..The objective of the study was to evaluate the roles of spouse-rated vs self-rated health as predictors of all-cause mortality among adults older than 50 years...
  10. doi request reprint Reports of neuropsychiatric symptoms of older care recipients by their family members and their foreign home care workers: results from triadic data
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 23:115-22. 2010
    ..To evaluate reports of neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) per family members and round the clock foreign home care workers...
  11. doi request reprint Challenges associated with the recognition and treatment of depression in older recipients of home care services
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel 52900
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:514-22. 2010
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  12. ncbi request reprint Intention to leave the job among live-in foreign home care workers in Israel
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Home Health Care Serv Q 29:22-36. 2010
    ..Specific training in dementia care is also warranted...
  13. doi request reprint Trading years for perfect health: results from the health and retirement study
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    J Aging Health 22:1184-97. 2010
    ..To evaluate the preferences of an ethnically diverse national sample of older Americans regarding length of life versus health quality...
  14. doi request reprint The relationship between loneliness and passive death wishes in the second half of life
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:1677-85. 2011
    ..The overall goal of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between loneliness and passive death wishes in the general population of Europeans over the age of 50 years...
  15. ncbi request reprint The relationships between major lifetime discrimination, everyday discrimination, and mental health in three racial and ethnic groups of older adults
    Liat Ayalon
    The Louis, Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Aging Ment Health 15:587-94. 2011
    ..To evaluate the relationships between perceived exposure to major lifetime discrimination, everyday discrimination, and mental health in three racial/ethnic groups of older adults...
  16. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and predictors of passive death wishes in Europe: a 2-year follow-up of the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:923-9. 2011
    ..This study evaluated regional variations (South, Centre, and North of Europe) in passive death wishes (wish to die) and predictors of passive death wishes, using a cross-national longitudinal design...
  17. ncbi request reprint Determinants of quality of life in primary care patients with diabetes: implications for social workers
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Israel
    Health Soc Work 33:229-36. 2008
    ..When doing so, social workers need to be aware of the potential trade-off between following medical recommendations that advocate for a strict lifestyle and patients' QoL...
  18. ncbi request reprint Correlates of quality of life in primary care patients with hypertension
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Israel
    Int J Psychiatry Med 36:483-97. 2006
    ..Hypertension has been associated with lower levels of quality of life (QoL). However, the specific correlates of lower QoL in this patient population have remained largely unclear...
  19. doi request reprint Long term care staff beliefs about evidence based practices for the management of dementia and agitation
    Liat Ayalon
    Bar Ilan University, School of Social Work, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:118-24. 2009
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Volunteering as a predictor of all-cause mortality: what aspects of volunteering really matter?
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, Bar Ilan University, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 20:1000-13. 2008
    ..This study evaluates the predictive effects of different aspects of volunteering (e.g. volunteering status, number of hours, number of years, and type of volunteering activity) on all-cause mortality...
  21. doi request reprint Subjective cognitive functioning as a predictor of all cause mortality in an Israeli national sample of community dwelling older adults
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:830-6. 2008
    ..As a result, researchers have suggested the use of short cognitive screens as prognostic indicators in older adults. Little is known, however, about subjective complaints of cognitive functioning as predictors of all cause mortality...
  22. ncbi request reprint Integration of mental health services into primary care overcomes ethnic disparities in access to mental health services between black and white elderly
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:906-12. 2007
    ..The authors evaluated whether the integration of mental health into primary care overcomes ethnic disparities in access to and participation in mental health (MH) and substance abuse (SA) treatment...
  23. ncbi request reprint Family caregiving at the intersection of private care by migrant home care workers and public care by nursing staff
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 25:1463-73. 2013
    ..This study evaluated private family caregiving at the intersection of private migrant home care and public nursing care on the hospitalization of an older patient...
  24. doi request reprint Patients' and physicians' characteristics associated with the purchase of benzodiazepines by older primary care patients in Israel
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Adm Policy Ment Health 40:117-23. 2013
    ..Any intervention to improve the use of benzodiazepines should be directed at both patients and physicians...
  25. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with the type of psychotropic medications purchased for common mental disorders in the largest managed care organization in Israel
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Israel
    Int J Psychiatry Med 44:91-102. 2012
    ..To evaluate patient and physician characteristics associated with the type of psychotropic medications (anti-anxiety, antidepressant, or both) purchased...
  26. ncbi request reprint The experience of Black consumers in the mental health system--identifying barriers to and facilitators of mental health treatment using the consumers' perspective
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel 52900
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 28:1323-40. 2007
    ..The results of this study indicate the importance of educating the general public, not just mental health consumers, about the nature of mental illness and available services...
  27. doi request reprint Characteristics associated with purchasing antidepressant or antianxiety medications through primary care in Israel
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, BarIlan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel
    Psychiatr Serv 62:1041-6. 2011
    ..This study analyzed the role of patient and physician characteristics associated with the purchase of antidepressant or antianxiety medications in Israel, a country that has a universal health care system...
  28. ncbi request reprint Correlates of knowledge and beliefs about depression among long-term care staff
    Liat Ayalon
    Bar Ilan University, School of Social Work, Israel
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:356-63. 2008
    ..Thus, the goals of the present study were to evaluate LTC staff characteristics that are associated with knowledge and beliefs about depression...
  29. doi request reprint Examining satisfaction with live-in foreign home care in Israel from the perspectives of care recipients, their family members, and their foreign home care workers
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel ayalonlmail biu ac il
    Aging Ment Health 15:376-84. 2011
    ..This pilot study evaluates satisfaction with foreign home care arrangement from the perspectives of older adults, their family members, and their foreign home care workers...
  30. ncbi request reprint Subjective socioeconomic status as a predictor of long-term care staff burnout and positive caregiving experiences
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 20:521-37. 2008
    ..e. one's view of one's place in society) has not yet been evaluated...
  31. doi request reprint Social ties in the context of the continuing care retirement community
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Qual Health Res 23:396-406. 2013
    ..Although CCRCs help to alleviate the social loneliness (i.e., lack of social ties) experienced by older adults, they are less successful in alleviating emotional loneliness (i.e., lack of intimate relations)...
  32. doi request reprint The IQCODE versus a single-item informant measure to discriminate between cognitively intact individuals and individuals with dementia or cognitive impairment
    Liat Ayalon
    The Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 24:168-73. 2011
    ..Therefore, for screening purposes, asking informants a single question concerning patients' memory is sufficient. However, if additional data concerning patients' strengths and weaknesses are needed, the IQCODE may be desirable...
  33. ncbi request reprint The role of cognitive functioning and distress in suicidal ideation in older adults
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1090-4. 2007
    ..To evaluate the role of cognitive functioning and other clinical and demographic characteristics as potential predictors of suicidal ideation in older primary care patients...
  34. ncbi request reprint No place like home? Potential pathways to loneliness in older adults under the care of a live-in foreign home care worker
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    J Psychol 146:189-200. 2012
    ..The authors conclude by providing ideas for future practice and research on this highly vulnerable group that, to date, has received only minimal research attention...
  35. ncbi request reprint Disparities in antidepressant adherence in primary care: report from Israel
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, 52900, Israel
    Am J Manag Care 17:e340-7. 2011
    ..Objectives: To evaluate patient and physician characteristics associated with the purchase of antidepressant medication for at least 6 months...
  36. ncbi request reprint Grief in the initial adjustment process to the continuing care retirement community
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan, Israel
    J Aging Stud 26:394-400. 2012
    ..Open acknowledgement of losses associated with the transition might be beneficial...
  37. ncbi request reprint Late-life mortality in older Jews exposed to the Nazi regime
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Israel
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1380-6. 2007
    ..To evaluate the mortality risk associated with exposure to the Nazi regime 6 decades after the war...
  38. doi request reprint The perspectives of older care recipients, their family members, and their round-the-clock foreign home care workers regarding elder mistreatment
    Liat Ayalon
    The Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Aging Ment Health 14:411-5. 2010
    ..This study evaluated attitudes toward elder mistreatment from the perspective of older care recipients; their foreign home care workers, and their family members...
  39. doi request reprint Re-examining ethnic differences in concerns, knowledge, and beliefs about Alzheimer's disease: results from a national sample
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 28:1288-95. 2013
    ..This study aims to evaluate ethnic group differences in concerns, knowledge, and beliefs about Alzheimer's disease (AD) in three ethnic groups of older adults (White, Latino, and Black)...
  40. doi request reprint Preferences for end-of-life treatment: concordance between older adults with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and their spouses
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:1798-804. 2012
    ..This study evaluated concordance in end-of-life preferences between patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia and their spouses...
  41. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of nonpharmacological interventions for the management of neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with dementia: a systematic review
    Liat Ayalon
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Arch Intern Med 166:2182-8. 2006
    ....
  42. doi request reprint 'Do you think you suffer from depression?' Reevaluating the use of a single item question for the screening of depression in older primary care patients
    Liat Ayalon
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Israel
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:497-502. 2010
    ..The overall goal of the present study was to compare a single item screening for depression to existing depression screening tools...
  43. ncbi request reprint Improving depression care for older, minority patients in primary care
    Patricia A Arean
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Med Care 43:381-90. 2005
    ..This study examines whether a collaborative care model for depression in primary care is as effective in older minorities as it is in nonminority elderly patients in improving depression treatment and outcomes...
  44. ncbi request reprint Racial group differences in help-seeking behaviors
    Liat Ayalon
    Institute of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA
    J Soc Psychol 145:391-403. 2005
    ..The authors inferred that to better meet the needs of Black college students, collaboration between mental health services and religious services would likely be beneficial...
  45. ncbi request reprint Using mixed methods to evaluate the use of a caregiver strain measure to assess outcomes of a caregiver support program for caregivers of older adults
    Margaret Hellie Huyck
    Institute of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:160-5. 2007
    ..This study reports on a brief assessment tool used to monitor strain among family members caring for an impaired elder...
  46. ncbi request reprint Amelioration of behavioral deficits in a rat model of Huntington's disease by an excitotoxic lesion to the globus pallidus
    Liat Ayalon
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    Exp Neurol 186:46-58. 2004
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Taking fatigue seriously, II: variability in fatigue levels in cancer patients
    Joel E Dimsdale
    Dept of Psychiatry, Univ of California, San Diego, CA 92093 0804, USA
    Psychosomatics 48:247-52. 2007
    ..Multiple ratings of fatigue within short periods of time can be obtained and reveal that fatigue levels are quite variable, even within an individual. Cancer patients experience their fatigue as "moderate to extreme" 33% of the time...
  48. ncbi request reprint Knowledge of Alzheimer's disease in four ethnic groups of older adults
    Liat Ayalon
    University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:51-7. 2004
    ..The present study evaluated knowledge of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in four ethnic groups of older adults...
  49. doi request reprint Depression recognition and treatment in long-term care: future directions
    Liat Ayalon
    Expert Rev Neurother 8:1005-7. 2008