Jiska Cohen-Mansfield

Summary

Affiliation: Tel Aviv University
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Loneliness in old age: longitudinal changes and their determinants in an Israeli sample
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:1160-70. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint The meanings of delusions in dementia: a preliminary study
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    The Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University and the Department of Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Psychiatry Res 189:97-104. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Predictors of the impact of nonpharmacologic interventions for agitation in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Tel Aviv University, POB 39040, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, 69978, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 75:e666-71. 2014
  4. pmc Is there a reversal in the effect of obesity on mortality in old age?
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Department of Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, P O B 39040, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    J Aging Res 2011:765071. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint The old, old-old, and the oldest old: continuation or distinct categories? An examination of the relationship between age and changes in health, function, and wellbeing
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Department of Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 77:37-57. 2013
  6. pmc Smoking and mortality among persons aged 75-94
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    The Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Prev Med 56:185-9. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Trends in health behaviors in the old-old population: results from a national survey
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Herczeg Institute on Aging and Department of Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Behav Med 38:6-11. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Efficacy of nonpharmacologic interventions for agitation in advanced dementia: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Department of Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, and Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University, POB 39040, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, 69978, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 73:1255-61. 2012
  9. pmc Sleep duration, nap habits, and mortality in older persons
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    The Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Sleep 35:1003-9. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Analysis of caregiver perceptions of "hallucinations" in people with dementia in institutional settings
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    The Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 27:243-9. 2012

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Publications88

  1. ncbi request reprint Loneliness in old age: longitudinal changes and their determinants in an Israeli sample
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:1160-70. 2009
    ..This study examines (a) whether loneliness increases with age, (b) characteristics of the lonely older population, and (c) predictors of becoming lonely in old age...
  2. ncbi request reprint The meanings of delusions in dementia: a preliminary study
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    The Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University and the Department of Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Psychiatry Res 189:97-104. 2011
    ..Thus, utilizing the term delusion relegates the person's behavior to the domain of severe psychiatric phenomena and precludes understanding its true meaning...
  3. ncbi request reprint Predictors of the impact of nonpharmacologic interventions for agitation in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Tel Aviv University, POB 39040, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, 69978, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 75:e666-71. 2014
    ....
  4. pmc Is there a reversal in the effect of obesity on mortality in old age?
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Department of Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, P O B 39040, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    J Aging Res 2011:765071. 2011
    ..Being underweight was consistently predictive of mortality. Findings suggest that the common emphasis on avoiding obesity may not apply to those advancing towards old-old age, at least as far as mortality is concerned...
  5. ncbi request reprint The old, old-old, and the oldest old: continuation or distinct categories? An examination of the relationship between age and changes in health, function, and wellbeing
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Department of Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 77:37-57. 2013
    ..Current evidence of various gradual quantitative differences suggest that in most respects old age may be better conceptualized as a single phase marked by a continual quality...
  6. pmc Smoking and mortality among persons aged 75-94
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    The Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Prev Med 56:185-9. 2013
    ..Examine the effect of current level of smoking and lifetime tobacco consumption on mortality in persons 75-94 years of age...
  7. doi request reprint Trends in health behaviors in the old-old population: results from a national survey
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Herczeg Institute on Aging and Department of Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Behav Med 38:6-11. 2012
    ..The findings indicate consistent improvements in health behaviors of smoking, physical activity, and alcohol consumption of beverages other than beer or wine in old-old Israeli persons...
  8. doi request reprint Efficacy of nonpharmacologic interventions for agitation in advanced dementia: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Department of Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, and Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University, POB 39040, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, 69978, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 73:1255-61. 2012
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  9. pmc Sleep duration, nap habits, and mortality in older persons
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    The Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Sleep 35:1003-9. 2012
    ..To examine the effect of nighttime sleep duration on mortality and the effect modification of daytime napping on the relationship between nighttime sleep duration and mortality in older persons...
  10. doi request reprint Analysis of caregiver perceptions of "hallucinations" in people with dementia in institutional settings
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    The Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 27:243-9. 2012
    ..Some hallucinations occurred out of boredom, which exacerbated the sensory deprivation experienced by these persons, thereby increasing the likelihood of hallucinations...
  11. ncbi request reprint The relationships of environment and personal characteristics to agitated behaviors in nursing home residents with dementia
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Innovative Aging Research, Inc, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 73:392-9. 2012
    ..To explore the impact of personal attributes, environmental attributes, and the presentation of 9 categories of stimuli on agitation in nursing home residents with dementia...
  12. pmc Homebound older persons: prevalence, characteristics, and longitudinal predictors
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    The Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University, P O B 39040, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 54:55-60. 2012
    ..Implications for preventing homebound status and mitigating its impact with regards to the Israeli context are discussed...
  13. doi request reprint The relationships among health behaviors in older persons
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    The Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Aging Health 23:822-42. 2011
    ..To examine the relationships among health behaviors in older persons and whether they form related groups of behaviors...
  14. pmc The effect of homebound status on older persons
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:2358-62. 2010
    ..To examine the effect of homebound status of older persons in Israel on mortality, mental health and function, future homebound status, and institutionalization...
  15. doi request reprint The measurement of psychosis in dementia: a comparison of assessment tools
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    The Herczeg Institute on Aging, Department of Health Promotion, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 25:101-8. 2011
    ..The CUSPAD, soliciting the most items, presented the highest prevalence rates. The BEHAVE-AD and the NPI-NH had similar rates and showed a high convergent validity...
  16. pmc Can agitated behavior of nursing home residents with dementia be prevented with the use of standardized stimuli?
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1459-64. 2010
    ..To assess the relative effect of different types of stimuli on agitated behaviors of nursing home residents with dementia...
  17. pmc What are the barriers to performing nonpharmacological interventions for behavioral symptoms in the nursing home?
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:400-5. 2012
    ..Behavioral symptoms are common in persons with dementia, and nonpharmacological interventions are recommended as the first line of therapy. We describe barriers to conducting nonpharmacological interventions for behavioral symptoms...
  18. pmc What affects pleasure in persons with advanced stage dementia?
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Innovative Aging Research, Silver Spring, MD 20902, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 46:402-6. 2012
    ....
  19. pmc The comprehensive process model of engagement
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:859-70. 2011
    ..Engagement refers to the act of being occupied or involved with an external stimulus. In dementia, engagement is the antithesis of apathy...
  20. pmc The value of social attributes of stimuli for promoting engagement in persons with dementia
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, MD, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 198:586-92. 2010
    ..Human and live stimuli resulted in significantly more engagement than their counterparts. Giving any social stimulus to the residents is preferable to providing none, and the social attributes of stimuli should be maximized...
  21. ncbi request reprint Hearing aid use in nursing homes. Part 2: Barriers to effective utilization of hearing AIDS
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    The Research Institute on Aging, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 5:289-96. 2004
    ..This study examined barriers to hearing aid use among persons who were reported to have a hearing aid and among those reported to have hearing difficulties but no hearing aids...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hoarding behavior in the elderly: a comparison between community-dwelling persons and nursing home residents
    Marcia S Marx
    Research Institute on Aging, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 15:289-306. 2003
    ..To determine correlates of hoarding behavior in frail elderly persons...
  23. ncbi request reprint Predictors of longitudinal changes in older adults' physical activity engagement
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Dept of Health Promotion, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Aging Phys Act 18:141-57. 2010
    ....
  24. pmc The underlying meaning of stimuli: Impact on engagement of persons with dementia
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Psychiatry Res 177:216-22. 2010
    ..Interventions that involve objects or tasks with meaning specific to the person with dementia will be more likely to engage that person. Future research could explore more identity roles as well as other mechanisms affecting engagement...
  25. doi request reprint Delusions and hallucinations in persons with dementia: a comparison of the perceptions of formal and informal caregivers
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Department of Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Herczeg Institute on Aging, Minerva Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of End of Life, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 26:251-8. 2013
    ..The combination of both points of view is essential in order to establish an accurate, comprehensive assessment of dementia symptoms and to enhance the understanding of the reality of the different parties. ..
  26. doi request reprint Physicians' practice and familiarity with treatment for agitation associated with dementia in Israeli nursing homes
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Department of Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int Psychogeriatr 25:236-44. 2013
    ..To clarify physicians' actual practice in treating agitation in the nursing home and to elucidate the relationship between background factors, familiarity with interventions, and practice...
  27. doi request reprint Assessment and treatment of behavior problems in dementia in nursing home residents: a comparison of the approaches of physicians, psychologists, and nurse practitioners
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, MD, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 27:135-45. 2012
    ..To compare physicians (MDs), psychologists (PhDs), and nurse practitioners (NPs) regarding their approach to dementia-associated behavior problems in nursing home residents...
  28. ncbi request reprint Salience of self-identity roles in persons with dementia: differences in perceptions among elderly persons, family members and caregivers
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:745-57. 2006
    ..Understanding the past and present self-identities of persons with diminished cognitive abilities is crucial in the effort to provide individualized care and enhance participant experiences...
  29. ncbi request reprint Dressing and grooming: preferences of community-dwelling older adults
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Department of Health Promotion, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Rockville, MD, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 33:31-9. 2007
    ..Alternately, it can be used in the aggregate as a guideline for designing programs of care to reflect the preferences of a majority of older persons...
  30. doi request reprint An analysis of the relationships among engagement, agitated behavior, and affect in nursing home residents with dementia
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Innovative Aging Research, Silver Spring, MD 20902, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:742-52. 2012
    ..Prior to the present study, relationships among these constructs have not been systematically examined within the context of dementia...
  31. pmc Can persons with dementia be engaged with stimuli?
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:351-62. 2010
    ..To determine which stimuli are 1) most engaging 2) most often refused by nursing home residents with dementia, and 3) most appropriate for persons who are more difficult to engage with stimuli...
  32. ncbi request reprint Hearing aid use in nursing homes. Part 1: Prevalence rates of hearing impairment and hearing aid use
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    The Research Institute on Aging, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 5:283-8. 2004
    ..Despite this high prevalence, significant underuse of hearing aids or other assistive devices exists, especially among those with dementia...
  33. ncbi request reprint Socio-environmental exercise preferences among older adults
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Prev Med 38:804-11. 2004
    ..To examine preferences concerning social and environmental aspects of exercise in the elderly population...
  34. pmc The impact of personal characteristics on engagement in nursing home residents with dementia
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 24:755-63. 2009
    ..To examine the impact of personal attributes on engagement in persons with dementia...
  35. ncbi request reprint Utilization of self-identity roles for designing interventions for persons with dementia
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:P202-12. 2006
    ..The experimental treatment had effects that were superior to those of the nonexperimental activities. The results highlight the powerful roles that perception of self and fulfillment of self-identity play in overall well-being...
  36. pmc The impact of different dog-related stimuli on engagement of persons with dementia
    Marcia S Marx
    Research Institute on Aging, Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 25:37-45. 2010
    ..To provide further empirical evaluation of the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy in nursing home residents with dementia...
  37. pmc The impact of stimuli on affect in persons with dementia
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Charles E Smith Life Communities, 6121 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 72:480-6. 2011
    ..To examine how presentation of different stimuli impacts affect in nursing home residents with dementia...
  38. doi request reprint The reasons for nursing home entry in an adult day care population: caregiver reports versus regression results
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 22:274-81. 2009
    ..Because of its strong significance within the baseline predictors, the meaning of depressed affect and why it was such a potent predictor of nursing home entry, yet still not reported by caregivers, should be studied further...
  39. ncbi request reprint Profiles of functioning as predictors of mortality in old age: the advantage of a configurative approach
    Dov Shmotkin
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 51:68-75. 2010
    ..e., one that considers the person's combined standing on key factors), is a useful concept for delineating risk groups in late life and evaluating risk factors in predicting mortality...
  40. pmc The impact of stimulus attributes on engagement of nursing home residents with dementia
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the CES Life Communities, 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 49:1-6. 2009
    ..The effect of material and color was not statistically significant. These findings may assist nursing home caregivers who wish to provide appropriate stimuli for engaging nursing home residents with dementia...
  41. ncbi request reprint Dressing of cognitively impaired nursing home residents: description and analysis
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Gerontologist 46:89-96. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to characterize the dressing activity of daily living (ADL) of nursing home residents suffering from dementia and thereby identify ways to improve the dressing process...
  42. ncbi request reprint Pain in cognitively impaired nursing home residents: how well are physicians diagnosing it?
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1039-44. 2002
    ..This study examined the reliability and validity of geriatricians' assessments of pain in cognitively impaired nursing home residents...
  43. ncbi request reprint Assessment of agitation in elderly patients with dementia: correlations between informant rating and direct observation
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:881-91. 2004
    ..To date, little research attention has been given to the degree to which these two methods converge...
  44. pmc The impact of past and present preferences on stimulus engagement in nursing home residents with dementia
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:67-73. 2010
    ..We examined engagement with stimuli in 193 nursing home residents with dementia. We hypothesized that activities and stimuli based on a person's past and current preferences would result in more engagement than other activities/stimuli...
  45. ncbi request reprint Medical staff's decision-making process in the nursing home
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:271-8. 2003
    ..This paper describes the medical decision-making process at the time of status change events in the nursing home...
  46. ncbi request reprint Relationship between perceived needs and assessed needs for services in community-dwelling older persons
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the CES Life Communities, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Gerontologist 48:505-16. 2008
    ..We examine the relationship between the perceived needs and assessed needs of community-dwelling seniors...
  47. pmc Engaging nursing home residents with dementia in activities: the effects of modeling, presentation order, time of day, and setting characteristics
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:471-80. 2010
    ..These findings have direct implications for the way in which caregivers could structure the environment in the nursing home and how they could present stimuli to residents in order to optimize engagement in persons with dementia...
  48. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of adult day care participants who enter a nursing home
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:354-60. 2007
    ..The results also suggest that addressing patient mental health variables may be important in delaying institutionalization in this population...
  49. ncbi request reprint Do interventions bringing current self-care practices into greater correspondence with those performed premorbidly benefit the person with dementia? A pilot study
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Department of Health Care Sciences and of Prevention and Community Health and the George Washington University Medical Center, School of Public Health, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 21:312-7. 2006
    ..There was no effect on agitation. Incorporating prior preferences into care routines can contribute to the quality of life of dementia patients...
  50. doi request reprint A comparison of three types of autobiographical memories in old-old age: first memories, pivotal memories and traumatic memories
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel jiska post tau ac il
    Gerontology 56:564-73. 2010
    ..Autobiographical memory enables us to construct a personal narrative through which we identify ourselves. Especially important are memories of formative events...
  51. ncbi request reprint Nonpharmacologic interventions for psychotic symptoms in dementia
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    The George Washington University and the Research Institute on Aging, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 16:219-24. 2003
    ..Future research should clarify what proportion of symptoms currently identified as psychotic are attributable to related etiologies...
  52. ncbi request reprint Which signs and symptoms warrant involvement of medical staff? The definition and identification of status-change events in the nursing home
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, George Washington University Medical Center, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Behav Med 29:115-20. 2003
    ..The process for identifying and analyzing status-change events in the nursing home requires several steps and much persistence...
  53. ncbi request reprint Medical decision-making around the time of death of cognitively impaired nursing home residents: a pilot study
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Omega (Westport) 48:103-14. 2003
    ..The results represent preliminary data concerning decision-making processes surrounding death of the cognitively-impaired in the nursing home. Additional research is needed to elucidate the trends uncovered in this study...
  54. ncbi request reprint Practice style in the nursing home: dimensions for assessment and quality improvement
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 23:376-86. 2008
    ..The paper seeks thereby to operationalize those aspects of the nursing home practice style that can be improved...
  55. doi request reprint Multilingualism and cognitive state in the oldest old
    Gitit Kave
    Herczeg Institute on Aging, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Isreal
    Psychol Aging 23:70-8. 2008
    ..Results are discussed in the context of theories of cognitive reserve...
  56. ncbi request reprint Wisdom from the front lines: clinicians' descriptions of treating agitation in the nursing home, a pilot study
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, George Washington University Medical Center, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 6:257-64. 2005
    ..The clinicians felt that with appropriate systemic change many behavior problems can be either prevented or treated effectively by nonpharmacological means...
  57. ncbi request reprint To hospitalize or not to hospitalize? That is the question: an analysis of decision making in the nursing home
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Behav Med 32:64-70. 2006
    ..The results of this study clarify the complexity of factors affecting the decision-making process and suggest a methodology that may assist in discerning those factors in the future...
  58. ncbi request reprint Nursing staff members' perceptions of pain indicators in persons with severe dementia
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Department of Health Care Sciences and of Prevention and Community Health, George Washington University, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA
    Clin J Pain 18:64-73. 2002
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Medical decisions for troubled breathing in nursing home residents
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Int J Nurs Stud 39:557-61. 2002
    ..Troubled breathing emerges as an end-of-life symptom for many residents. An analysis of the decision-making process and its evaluation could foster improved care of these symptoms...
  60. doi request reprint Assessment and treatment approaches for behavioral disturbances associated with dementia in the nursing home: self-reports of physicians' practices
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 9:406-13. 2008
    ....
  61. doi request reprint Quality of nursing home care: perceptions of physicians, psychologists, and nurse practitioners
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 27:70-6. 2012
    ..We found differences across professional groups in recommended improvements, a finding that suggests the importance of interdisciplinary communication and developing an integrated viewpoint in optimizing care for older persons...
  62. ncbi request reprint Bathing: a framework for intervention focusing on psychosocial, architectural and human factors considerations
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the CES Life Communities, 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 45:121-35. 2007
    ..A case study demonstrates the efficacy of this approach in reducing agitated behaviors during bathing...
  63. ncbi request reprint Temporal patterns of agitation in dementia
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the CES Life Communities, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:395-405. 2007
    ..This study investigated the temporal pattern of agitated behaviors in nursing home residents with dementia and compared it with temporal patterns of pleasure, interest in the environment, and sleep...
  64. ncbi request reprint Nursing home physicians' knowledge of and attitudes toward nonpharmacological interventions for treatment of behavioral disturbances associated with dementia
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 9:491-8. 2008
    ....
  65. ncbi request reprint Self-maintenance Habits and Preferences in Elderly (SHAPE): reliability of reports of self-care preferences in older persons
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Department of Health Promotion, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, and Herczeg Institute on Aging at Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Aging Clin Exp Res 19:61-8. 2007
    ..Self-care preferences can be used in designing programs of care. Yet little has been documented concerning the self-care habits and preferences of older adults...
  66. pmc Engagement in persons with dementia: the concept and its measurement
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:299-307. 2009
    ..The aim of this article is to delineate the underlying premises of the concept of engagement in persons with dementia and present a new theoretical framework of engagement...
  67. ncbi request reprint Changes in habits related to self-care in dementia: the nursing home versus adult day care
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Department of Health Promotion, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Herczeg Institute on Aging at Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 22:184-9. 2007
    ..The importance of being aware of self-care changes lies in the value of maintaining continuity with the customary preferences and routines of the older person...
  68. doi request reprint A comparison of eating practices of independently living older adults in private residences and in senior retirement housing: a pilot study
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA
    J Nutr Elder 28:394-407. 2009
    ..The meals themselves appeared to be more important than any specific socio-environmental element. Eating practices associated with dinner were more important than those for the other meals...
  69. ncbi request reprint Differences in presenting advance directives in the chart, in the minimum data set, and through the staff's perceptions
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Gerontologist 43:302-8. 2003
    ..The goal of the proposed study was to clarify how advance directives are summarized in the patient's record and to clarify how physicians perceive the same advance directives and formal orders...
  70. ncbi request reprint The relationship between different pain assessments in dementia
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, MD, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 22:86-93. 2008
    ..Results suggest that a multimethod type assessment may be needed to effectively manage pain...
  71. ncbi request reprint Pain Assessment in Noncommunicative Elderly persons--PAINE
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Research Institute on Aging, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Clin J Pain 22:569-75. 2006
    ..We describe the validation of an informant-based pain assessment for persons suffering from dementia called Pain Assessment in Noncommunicative Elderly persons (PAINE) using 2 different samples...
  72. doi request reprint Physicians' perceptions of care in the nursing home and of strategies for improvement in a survey on treatment of behavior problems
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, MD, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 9:633-40. 2008
    ..This paper reports on a survey documenting physicians' assessment of current levels of care in the nursing home and of the importance and feasibility of strategies to improve care...
  73. ncbi request reprint Nonpharmacological treatment of agitation: a controlled trial of systematic individualized intervention
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the Charles E Smith Life Communities, 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:908-16. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the efficacy of a systematic algorithm for providing individualized, nonpharmacological interventions for reducing agitated behaviors in nursing home residents with dementia...
  74. ncbi request reprint Loneliness in older persons: a theoretical model and empirical findings
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 19:279-94. 2007
    ..The framework is rooted in a cognitive-behavioral theory that conceptualizes behaviors as resulting from an interaction of cognitive processes and environmental events...
  75. ncbi request reprint Comparison of exercise models in an elderly population
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Research Institute on Aging, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Aging Clin Exp Res 18:312-9. 2006
    ..1995 and Resnick et al., 2000). We aimed to validate the models with data from a different sample, and to examine whether any of these models explained a greater proportion of the variance in exercise behavior in this population...
  76. ncbi request reprint The Maryland patient plan of care form: perceptions of physicians and social workers
    Rene P Laje
    Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Research Institute on Aging, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:575-81. 2007
    ..To assess nursing home physicians' and social workers' perceptions of the new Maryland Patient Plan of Care Form (PPOC)...
  77. ncbi request reprint The impact of a Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities service program in Maryland, USA
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Health Promot Int 25:210-20. 2010
    ..This study is unique in examining the impact of utilization of a variety of services for older persons, while comparing these individuals to a local group of community-dwelling older persons who are without NORC services...
  78. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic robocat for nursing home residents with dementia: preliminary inquiry
    Alexander Libin
    Research Institute on Aging, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 19:111-6. 2004
    ..Interacting with the cats was linked with decreased agitation and increased pleasure and interest. The study is intended to pave the way for future research on robotherapy with nursing home residents...
  79. ncbi request reprint Hearing aids for nursing home residents: current policy and future needs
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852, United States
    Health Policy 79:49-56. 2006
    ..There is a need for future policy development to improve both the quality of hearing aids and the financial mechanisms that will allow nursing home residents to use them. Plans to move the policy agenda forward are suggested...
  80. doi request reprint Wisdom of generations: a pilot study of the values transmitted in ethical wills of nursing home residents and student volunteers
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    ABPP, Research Institute on Aging, Charles E Smith Life Communities, 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Gerontologist 49:525-35. 2009
    ..Nursing home residents rarely get the opportunity or venue to discuss these topics and the ethical will enables them to have conversations about issues they feel are important...
  81. ncbi request reprint Nursing staff members' assessments of pain in cognitively impaired nursing home residents
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD, USA
    Pain Manag Nurs 6:68-75. 2005
    ..Nursing staff members' ratings of pain were correlated with residents' level of cognitive functioning and with intake of pain medication. The results underscore the difficulty in assessing pain in those with severe cognitive impairment...
  82. ncbi request reprint Relatives' assessment of pain in cognitively impaired nursing home residents
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Department of Health Care Sciences and Prevention and Community Health, George Washington University Medical Center and School of Public Health, Rockville, MD, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 24:562-71. 2002
    ..However, relative's pain ratings are only useful when relatives visit regularly. Like other informants, relatives have more difficulty rating pain when the resident is severely cognitively impaired...
  83. ncbi request reprint How do self-care routines of nursing home residents compare with past self-care practices?
    Barbara Jensen
    Research Institute on Aging, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Geriatr Nurs 27:244-51. 2006
    ..Knowledge of changes in self-care routines can be used to guide interventions to bring past and current practices into greater concordance...
  84. ncbi request reprint Medical decision-making in the nursing home: a comparison of physician and nurse perspectives
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, CES Life Communities, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 32:14-21. 2006
    ..This information could be useful in developing forums for communication among the professionals to enhance mutual understanding...
  85. ncbi request reprint Physicians' perceptions of their role in treating dementia-related behavior problems in the nursing home: actual practice and the ideal
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 9:552-7. 2008
    ..To describe physicians' perceptions of their role in treating the behavior problems associated with dementia that commonly occur in the nursing home, both the way it is currently and the way they think it should be...
  86. ncbi request reprint Acoustic properties of vocally disruptive behaviors in the nursing home
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Gerontology 49:161-7. 2003
    ..Disruptive vocalizations are among the most common behavior problems in the nursing home. However, their acoustic properties have not been previously investigated...
  87. ncbi request reprint The utility of pain assessment for analgesic use in persons with dementia
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Charles E Smith Life Communities, Research Institute on Aging, 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Pain 134:16-23. 2008
    ..The results present a methodology that caregivers can use to increase the detection of pain in persons with dementia, enabling them to treat it more effectively, and thereby improve life quality for dementia patients...
  88. ncbi request reprint The potential of wash-and-dry toilets to improve the toileting experience for nursing home residents
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Gerontologist 45:694-9. 2005
    ..We investigated the feasibility of using a "wash-and-dry" toilet in the nursing home...