Jiska Cohen-Mansfield

Summary

Affiliation: Research Institute on Aging
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. ncbi 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
  5. ncbi 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
  6. ncbi 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
  7. ncbi 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
  8. ncbi 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
  9. ncbi 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
  10. ncbi 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

Research Grants

  1. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2010
  2. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2009
  3. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. ENGAGEMENT OF PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2006
  5. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2006
  6. ENGAGEMENT OF PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2005
  7. ENGAGEMENT OF PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2004
  8. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2002
  9. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2001
  10. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2000

Detail Information

Publications88

  1. ncbi 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. ncbi 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...
  5. ncbi 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...
  6. ncbi 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...
  7. ncbi 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...
  8. ncbi 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...
  9. ncbi 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...
  10. ncbi 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...
  11. ncbi 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...
  12. ncbi 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...
  13. ncbi 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...
  14. ncbi 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...
  15. ncbi Flexibility as a management principle in dementia care: the Adards example
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Department of Health Care Sciences and of Prevention and Community Health, George Washington University Medical Center and School of Public Health, Washington, DC, USA
    Gerontologist 46:540-4. 2006
    ..Flexibility is an essential ingredient of person-centered care. We illustrate the potential impact of flexibility by portraying a nursing home that uses flexibility in its approach to residents and staff members...
  16. ncbi 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...
  17. ncbi 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...
  18. ncbi 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...
  19. ncbi 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...
  20. pmc Agitated behavior in persons with dementia: the relationship between type of behavior, its frequency, and its disruptiveness
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of CES Life Communities, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852, United States
    J Psychiatr Res 43:64-9. 2008
    ....
  21. 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...
  22. doi 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...
  23. 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...
  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. 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...
  26. ncbi 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...
  27. 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...
  28. doi 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...
  29. doi 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...
  30. 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...
  31. doi The development of an ongoing monitoring and evaluation system in a NORC service organization
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of Charles E Smith Life Communities, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Health Serv Manage Res 22:17-26. 2009
    ..There are many ways to implement system evaluations. However, the use of electronic-based records increases the likelihood of maintaining and utilizing the system...
  32. 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...
  33. ncbi 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...
  34. ncbi 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
    ....
  35. 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...
  36. doi 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
    ....
  37. ncbi 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...
  38. ncbi Predictors of aggressive behaviors: a longitudinal study in senior day care centers
    J Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute of Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 53:P300-10. 1998
    ..These results validate and expand prior cross-sectional research on the correlates of aggression in other populations, and guide in the development of interventions...
  39. ncbi 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...
  40. ncbi 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...
  41. ncbi The effects of an enhanced environment on nursing home residents who pace
    J Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute of Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Gerontologist 38:199-208. 1998
    ..Although effects on residents were limited, this approach offers a low-cost method for making the nursing home environment a better place for those residents...
  42. ncbi 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...
  43. ncbi 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...
  44. ncbi 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...
  45. ncbi 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...
  46. ncbi 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...
  47. ncbi 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
    ....
  48. ncbi The measurement of health: a comparison of indices of disease severity
    J Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:1094-102. 2001
    ..Different indicators provided best utility depending on the criterion applied...
  49. ncbi Self-identity in older persons suffering from dementia: preliminary results
    J Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Soc Sci Med 51:381-94. 2000
    ..The case study illustrates how self-identity can change throughout dementia, and how it can be utilized to improve quality of life...
  50. ncbi Withdrawal of haloperidol, thioridazine, and lorazepam in the nursing home: a controlled, double-blind study
    J Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Arch Intern Med 159:1733-40. 1999
    ..This study addressed that issue by examining the effects of discontinuing treatment with haloperidol, thioridazine, and lorazepam among residents of a large suburban nursing home...
  51. ncbi 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...
  52. ncbi 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...
  53. ncbi 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...
  54. ncbi Time for change: the role of nonpharmacological interventions in treating behavior problems in nursing home residents with dementia
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Department of Health Care Sciences and of Prevention and Community Health, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 19:37-40. 2005
    ..The paper delineates some of the steps that are needed to move toward a more appropriate treatment of persons with dementia who manifest behavior problems...
  55. ncbi 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...
  56. ncbi Verbal and physical non-aggressive agitated behaviors in elderly persons with dementia: robustness of syndromes
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute on Aging of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Washington D C, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 39:325-32. 2005
    ..The present study was conducted to examine the robustness of two major syndromes, verbal agitation and physical non-aggressive agitation, as assessed via direct observations...
  57. ncbi 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...
  58. ncbi Sleep-related habits and preferences in older adults: a pilot study of their range and self-rated importance
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Department of Health Care Sciences, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington DC, USA
    Behav Sleep Med 3:209-26. 2005
    ..Knowledge of sleep habits and preferences is important so that it can be taken into account by those responsible for planning care for older adults or for aiding their adaptation to a new setting...
  59. ncbi 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...
  60. ncbi The preference and importance of bathing, toileting and mouth care habits in older persons
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Department of Health Care Sciences and of Prevention and Community Health, George Washington University Medical Center, USA
    Gerontology 51:375-85. 2005
    ..The goal of this study was to describe bathing, toileting, and mouth care habits and preferences of older persons, as well as the importance of such habits...
  61. ncbi 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...
  62. ncbi 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...
  63. ncbi 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...
  64. doi 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...
  65. ncbi 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...
  66. ncbi 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
    ....
  67. 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...
  68. ncbi Development of a framework to encourage addressing advance directives when resources are limited
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington and George Washington Medical Center, USA
    J Aging Health 14:24-41. 2002
    ..Based on studies showing internal consistency in individuals' preferences, this study demonstrates a new method for identifying a list of questions that may best predict patient preferences...
  69. ncbi 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...
  70. 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...
  71. ncbi 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)...
  72. 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...
  73. ncbi The adequacy of the minimum data set assessment of pain in cognitively impaired nursing home residents
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Department of Health Care Sciences and of Prevention and Community Health, George Washington University Medical Center and School of Public Health, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 27:343-51. 2004
    ..Given the centrality of the MDS in the U.S. as a tool for clinical decision-making in long-term care, there seems to be an urgent need to improve either the MDS pain assessment tools or the procedures used for completing them...
  74. ncbi 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...
  75. ncbi 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...
  76. ncbi 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...
  77. doi 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...
  78. ncbi 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...
  79. ncbi 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...
  80. ncbi 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...
  81. ncbi The underdetection of pain of dental etiology in persons with dementia
    Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
    Research Institute of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 17:249-53. 2002
    ..The detection of dental pain in persons suffering from dementia has not yet been investigated...
  82. ncbi Use of nonpharmacologic interventions among nursing home residents with dementia
    Cameron J Camp
    Myers Research Institute of Menorah Park Center for Senior Living, Beachwood, Ohio 44122, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:1397-401. 2002
    ..The authors' major point is that effective nonpharmacologic interventions are available for a variety of behavioral problems that are commonly observed in long-term care settings...
  83. pmc Elderly patients with dementia-related symptoms of severe agitation and aggression: consensus statement on treatment options, clinical trials methodology, and policy
    Carl Salzman
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:889-98. 2008
    ..In 2005, the FDA issued a black box warning regarding increased risk of mortality associated with the use of atypical antipsychotic drugs in this patient population...
  84. ncbi Factor analysis of the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory in three large samples of nursing home patients with dementia and behavioral disturbance
    Jonathan Rabinowitz
    Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:991-8. 2005
    ..The authors tested the CMAI factor structure by use of data from three samples of nursing home patients categorized a priori as having at least mild behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia...
  85. ncbi Assessment of impairments that limit exercise and use of impairment information to generate an exercise
    Mirja Hannele Hirvensalo
    Dept of Sport Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    J Aging Phys Act 15:459-79. 2007
    ..The impairment-impact assessment facilitates creating individualized exercise prescriptions for individuals with impairments...
  86. ncbi Incidence of loss of ability to walk 400 meters in a functionally limited older population
    Milan Chang
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:2094-8. 2004
    ..To assess the incidence of and factors related to nondisabled but functionally limited older adults aged 75 to 85 years losing the ability to walk 400 m...
  87. doi 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...
  88. ncbi Dementia with Lewy bodies
    Ian McKeith
    Institute for Ageing and Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Lancet Neurol 3:19-28. 2004
    ..Clear guidance on the management of DLB is urgently needed. Virtually unrecognised 20 years ago, DLB could within this decade be one of the most treatable neurodegenerative disorders of late life...

Research Grants18

  1. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..PHS 398 (Rev. 05/01) Page 2 Principal Investigator/Program Director (Last, first, middle): Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska ..
  2. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..PHS 398 (Rev. 05/01) Page 2 Principal Investigator/Program Director (Last, first, middle): Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska ..
  3. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  4. ENGAGEMENT OF PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In that way, it presents an exciting prospect for improving the quality of life in demented persons, thereby reducing their caregivers' burden. ..
  5. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  6. ENGAGEMENT OF PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..In that way, it presents an exciting prospect for improving the quality of life in demented persons, thereby reducing their caregivers' burden. ..
  7. ENGAGEMENT OF PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In that way, it presents an exciting prospect for improving the quality of life in demented persons, thereby reducing their caregivers' burden. ..
  8. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The quality of life agitated nursing home residents, residents who are exposed to the agitation, and nursing home caregivers would thereby be improved. ..
  9. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The quality of life agitated nursing home residents, residents who are exposed to the agitation, and nursing home caregivers would thereby be improved. ..
  10. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..The quality of life agitated nursing home residents, residents who are exposed to the agitation, and nursing home caregivers would thereby be improved. ..
  11. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..The quality of life agitated nursing home residents, residents who are exposed to the agitation, and nursing home caregivers would thereby be improved. ..
  12. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..The proposed study will address some of these issues...
  13. TREATMENT OF AGITATION IN THE NURSING HOME
    Jiska Cohen Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..The proposed study will address some of these issues...