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Books

Ayalon, L. & Tesch-Roemer, C. (Eds.) (2018). Contemporary perspectives on ageism. As part of the European perspectives on ageing. Springer.

 
Ayalon, L. (2018). Sex, meds and rockn' roll Who said the world belongs only to the young. Matar (Hebrew)
 

 In press


Ayalon, L., & Levkovich. I., Gewirtz-Meydan, A., Karkabi, K. (2018). From Cradle to Cane: A Life Course Perspective on the Ways Older Men and Women Discuss Sexual Issues. Archives of Sexual Behavior

Nevadeal, A., Ayalon, L. & Briller, S.  (in press). A qualitative evidence synthesis review of longitudinal qualitative research in gerontology. The Gerontologist
 
Ayalon, L. Yahav, I., & Lesser, O. (2018). From a bird's eye view: Whole social networks in adult day care centers and continuing care retirement communities. Innovation in Aging

2018


Segel-Karpas, D., Ayalon, L., Lachman, M. (in press). Retirement and Depressive Symptoms: A 10-Year Cross-Lagged Analysis. Psychiatry Research

Ayalon, L. 
(2018) Loneliness and anxiety about aging in adult day care centers and continuing care retirement communities. Innovation in Aging

Levkovich. I., Gewirtz-Meydan.  A., Karkabi, K., & Ayalon, L. (2018). Views of family physicians on heterosexual sexual function in older adults. BMC Family Practice

 Ayalon, L.(2018). Examining alternative items for the assessment of perceived ageism. Educational Gerontology

Shanan-Altman, S., Riabzev, A., & Ayalon, L. (2018). Mixed motivations to provide formal care to older adults: Lessons from a training program. International Psychogeriatrics.

Grean, O., & Ayalon, L. (2018). The contribution of working conditions and care recipient characteristics to work-related abuse and exploitation of migrant home care workers. Employee Relations39(7), 1001-1014.

 Grean, O*., & Ayalon, L. (2018). Home is where my couch is": The role of possessions in the process of moving and adjusting to continuing care retirement communities. Qualitative Health Research

 Grean, O., & Ayalon, L. (2018). Violations of workers’ rights and exposure to work-related abuse of live-in migrant and live-out local home care workers – a preliminary study: implications for health policy and practice. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research. 

 Gewirtz-Meydan*, A., Hafford-Letchfield, T., Ayalon, L., Benyamini, Y., Biermann, V., Coffey, A., Jackson, J., Phelan, A., Voß, P., Geiger Zeman, M., & Zeman, Z. (2018)How do older people discuss their own sexuality? A systematic review of qualitative research studies. Culture, Health and Sexuality

Dolberg, P., & Ayalon, L. (2018). Knowledge and attittudes about mental health among older immigrants from the former Soviet Union to Israel and their primary care physicians. Transcultural Psychiatry 

Shamir, H. *, Shanan-Altman, S., & Ayalon, L. (2018). Perceptions of death and aging among terminally ill older adults. Society and Welfare, 37(4), 779-804 In Hebrew.
 
Levis, B., Benedetti, A., Riehm, K. E., Saadat, N., Levis, A. W., Azar, M…Ayalon, L… Thombs, B.D. (2018). Probability of major depression diagnostic classification using semi-structured vs. fully structured diagnostic interviews. British Journal of Psychiatry.

Ayalon, L. (2018). Between older adults' needs and the law: The Israeli Long Term Care Insurance Law from the Perspectives of Service Users and Providers. Health & Social Care in the Community.
 
Gewirtz-Meydan*, A. Levkovich*, I. Mock, M. Gur, U. & Ayalon, L. (2018). Promoting a discussion on later life sexuality: Lessons from sexologist physicians. Sexual and Relationship Therapy

Kave, G., Fridkin, S., & Ayalon, L. (2018). Demographic factors and retrieval of object and proper names after age 70. PloS One13(1).  doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191876

 Ayalon, L. (2018). Family relations and elder care among Arabs in the North of Israel. Research on Aging. 

 Ayalon, L. & Levkovich, I. (2018). A systematic review of research on social networks of older adults. The Gerontologist

 Ayalon, L. & Rothermund, K. (2018). Examining the utility of national indicators of relative age disadvantage in Europe. European Journal of Ageing

 Lev. S * & Ayalon, L. (2018). A typology of social workers in long term care facilities in Israel. Social Work
 
 Lev, S. * & Ayalon, L. (2018). Development and content validation of a questionnaire to assess moral distress among social workers in long term care facilities. Social Work in Health Care 

Segel-Karpas, D., Ayalon, L., & Lachman, M. E. (2018). Loneliness and depressive symptoms: the moderating role of the transition into retirement. Aging & mental health22(1), 135-140. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1226770.

2017

Avidor, S., Ayalon, L., Palgi, Y., & Bodner, E. (2017). Longitudinal associations between perceived age discrimination and subjective well-being: variations by age and subjective life expectancy. Aging & mental health21(7), 761-765. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1156050
 
Ayalon, L. (2017). Are older adults perceived as a threat to society? Exploring perceived
age-based threats in 29 nations. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbx107

  
 
Ayalon, L. (2017). Retrospective reports of negative early life events over a 4-year period: A test of measurement invariance and response consistency. Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences72(5), 901-912. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbv087.
 
 Ayalon, L. & Gweyrtz-Meydan, A.* (2017). Senior, mature or single: A qualitative analysis of homepage advertisements of dating sites for older adults. Computers in Human Behavior
 
 Ben Noon, R.* & Ayalon, L. (2017). Older adults in public open spaces: Age and gender segregation. The Gerontologist
 
 Dolberg, P.* & Ayalon, L. (2017). Subjective meanings and identification with middle-age. International Journal of Aging and Human Development
 
 Gweyrtz-Meydan, A.* & Ayalon, L. (2017). Forever young: Visual representations of age and gender in online dating sites for older adults. Journal of Women & Aging.

 Green, O* & Ayalon, L. (2017). The contribution of working conditions and care recipient characteristics to work-related abuse and exploitation of migrant home care workers. Employee Relations
 
 Gum, A. & Ayalon, L. (2017). Self-perceptions of aging mediate the relationship between hopelessness and depression. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
 
 Gum, Segal-Karpas, D., Avidor, S. A, Ayalon, L., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y. (2017). Grip strength and quality of life in the second half of life: Hope as a moderator. Aging and Mental Health

Gum, A., Shiovitz-Ezra, S., & Ayalon, L.(2017). Longitudinal Associations of Hopelessness and Loneliness in Older Adults: Results from the U.S. Health and Retirement Study. International Psychogeriatrics1-9
 
Shinan-Altman, S. & Ayalon, L. (2017). If I am not for myself, who is for me? The experiences of older migrant home care recipients during their hospitalization. Aging & Mental Health, 21(2), 182-189. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1093604
 
 
Shanan-Altman, S. & Ayalon, L. (2017) Perceived control among migrant live-in and local live-out home care workers in Israel. Aging and Mental Health.

 Shrira, A., Ayalon, L., Bensimon, M., Bodner, E., Rosenbloom, T., Yadid, G. Parental Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Offspring Successful Aging (2017). Frontiers in Psychology. 

 Vitman, A.*, Khalaila, R., Ayalon. L. (2017). Perceived accessibility to services and sites among Israeli older persons. Journal of Applied Gerontology.

2016

 Ayalon, L. (2016). Do not hear, see, or speak: Views of older residents and their adult children about the nursing unit in the continuing care retirement community. International Psychogeriatrics, 13, 1-11.
 
 ​Gweirtz-Meydan, A.* & Ayalon, L. (2016). Physicians' response to sexual dysfunction presented by a younger vs. an older adult. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry


Shanan-Altman, S. & Ayalon, L. (2016)Perceptions of older residents and their adult children regarding continuing care retirement community staff. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 1-21

Avidor, S., Ayalon, L., Palgi, Y., Bodner, E. (2016). Longitudinal Associations between Perceived Age Discrimination and Subjective Well-Being: Variations by Age and Subjective Life Expectancy. Aging and Mental Health, 16, 1-5.

Ayalon, L. (2016). Intergenerational perspectives on autonomy following a transition to a continuing care retirement community. Research on Aging, 38(2), 127-149.

Ayalon, L. (2016). Perceived age discrimination: A precipitator or a consequence of depressive symptoms? Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences

Ayalon, L. (2016). Profiles of loneliness in the caregiving unit. The Gerontologist, 56(2), 201-214. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu046

Ayalon, L. (2016). transition and adaptation to the continuing care retirement community from a life course perspective: Something old, something new, and something borrowed. Journal of Applied Gerontology

Ben-Harush, A.*, Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Doron, I., Alon, S.,  Leibovitz, A. Golander, H., Haron, Y., &  Ayalon, L. (2016). Ageism among physicians, nurses and social workers: Findings from a qualitative research. European Journal of Ageing.

Bodner, E., Ayalon, L., Avidor, S., & Palgi, Y. (2016). Accelerated increase and relative decrease in subjective age and changes in attitudes towards own aging over a four-year period: Results from the Health and Retirement Study. European Journal of Ageing

Dolberg, P.,* Ayalon, L., & Shiovitz-Ezra, S. (2016). Migration and changes in loneliness over a four-year period:  The case of older former Soviet Union immigrants in Israel. European Journal of Ageing.

Lev, S.* & Ayalon, L. (2016). Moral distress among long term care social workers: Questionnaire validation. Research on Social Work Practice. 

Palgi, Y., Ayalon, L., Avidor, S., Bodner, E. (2016). Changes in Positive and Negative Affect as Predictors of Change in Felt Age: Results from the Health and Retirement Study. Journal of Positive Psychology, 1-8.

Shiovitz-Ezra, S, Ayalon, L., Brodsky, J., & Doron, I. (2016). Measuring Ageism Based on Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior:  Findings from an Israeli Pilot Study. Ageing International, 41(3), 298-310.

Uziel, N.* & Ayalon, L. (2016). Burden and meaning in care among primary caregivers of older adults who receive home care assistance. Gerontology & Geriatrics (in Hebrew)

2015

Ayalon, L
. & Arean, P.A. (2017). Counseling and support needs of dementia caregivers. In BJ Sadock, VA Sadock, P Ruiz. (Eds.), Kaplan & Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Ninth Edition. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Ayalon, L. (2015). A triadic perspective on elder neglect. Ageing and Society, 36(4), 811-836.

Ayalon, L. (2015). Perceptions of old age and aging in the continuing care retirement community. International
Psychogeriatrics
27(4), 611-620.


Ayalon. L. (2015). Reports of Elder Neglect by Older Adults, their Family Caregivers and their Home Care Workers: A Test of Measurement Invariance. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences70(3), 432-442.

Ayalon, L. (2015). Retrospective reports of negative early life events over a four-year period: A test of measurement invariance and response consistency. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbv087

Ayalon, L. (2015). Satisfaction with aging reduces the risk for falling. International Psychogeriatrics, 28(5), 741-747. doi: 10.1017/S1041610215001969
 
Ayalon, L., Bodner, E., Avidor, S., Palgi, Y. (2015). Accelerated increase and decrease in subjective age as a function of changes in loneliness and objective social indicators over a four-year period: Results from the Health and Retirement Study. Aging & Mental Health, 20(7), 743-751. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1035696. 

Ayalon, L. & Green  O.* (2015). A typology of new residents' adjustment to the continuing care retirement community. The Gerontologist, 56(4), 641-50. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu121.

Ayalon, L. & Green, O.* (2015). Live-in vs. live-out home care in Israel: Satisfaction with services and caregivers’ outcomes. The Gerontologist55(4), 628-642.

Ayalon, L., Halevi-Levin, S., Ben-Yizhak, Z., & Friedman, G.  (2015). Personal home care workers’ role in hospital: a qualitative study. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 20(4), 217-223.

Ayalon, L., Karkabi, K., Bleichman, I., Fleischmann, S., Goldfracht, M. (2015). Between modern and traditional values: Informal mental health help seeking attitudes according to Israeli Arab women, primary care patients and their providers. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 61, 386-393.

Ayalon, L., Karkabi, K., Bleichman, I., Fleischmann, S., Goldfracht, M. (2015). Patients’ and Physicians’ Characteristics Associated with the Purchase of Benzodiazepines by Older Primary Care Patients in IsraelAdministration and Policy in Mental Health43(2), 231-40. doi: 10.1007/s10488-015-0634-0.

Green, O. * & Ayalon, L. (2015) Improving the cooperation rate of older adults and their caregivers with research surveys. Gerontology, 61, 355-363.
 
Green, O.* & Ayalon, L. (2015). Whom do migrant home care workers contact in the case of work-related abuse? An exploratory study of help-seeking behaviors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260515584347
 
Green, O*. & Ayalon, L. (2015). Whose right is it anyway? Familiarity with workers' rights among older adults, family caregivers and migrant live-in home care workers: implications for policy and practice. Educational Gerontology, 41, 471-481.
 
Lev, S.* & Ayalon, L. (2015). Coping with the obligation dilemma:  Prototypes of social workers in the nursing home. British Journal of Social Work, 46(5), 1318-1335.

Lev, S.*& Ayalon, L. (2015). Running between the raindrops: The obligation dilemma of the social worker in the nursing home. Health and Social Work, 40(1), 8-10.

Schwarts, Y.* & Ayalon, L. (2015). The experiences of older mothers following the return of an adult child home. Journal of Aging Studies, 33, 47-57.

Shinan-Altman, S. & Ayalon, L. (2015). If I am not for myself, who is for me? The experiences of older migrant home care recipients during their hospitalization. Aging and Mental Health, 1-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2015.1093604 

2014

Ayalon, L
. & Koren, C. (2015). Marriage, second couplehood, divorce and singlehood in old age. P. Lichtenberg, B. Mast & J. Wetherell (eds.). APA Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology. American Psychological Association. pp. 617-644.

Ashkenazi, O.* & Ayalon, L. (2014). The cultural encounter of Filipino home care workers with older home care recipients and their family members in Israel. Megamot 

Lev, S.* & Ayalon, L. (2014). A development of a theoretical model to explain the commitment dilemma of the social worker in the nursing home. Society and Welfare, 34(2), 259-279. (Hebrew)

Ayalon, L., Lev, S.*, Rotstein, A. (2014). Who will take care of me? Perceptions and Expectations of Future Long-Term Care Needs among Middle-Aged and Older Israelis. Seniors Housing & Care Journal, 22(1), 41-58.

Ayalon, L. (2014). Perceptions of old age and aging in the continuing care retirement community. International Psychogeriatrics

Ayalon, L., Karkabi, K., Bleichman, I., Fleischmann, S., Goldfracht, M. (2014). Between modern and traditional values: Informal mental health help seeking attitudes according to Israeli Arab women, primary care patients and their providers. International Journal of Social Psychiatry
 
Ayalon. L. (2014). Reports of elder neglect by older adults, their family caregivers, and their home care workers: A test of measurement invariance. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu051
 

Ayalon, L. (2014). Profiles of loneliness in the caregiving unit. The Gerontologist. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu046
 
Ayalon, L. (2014).“Do foreigners deserve rights?”- revisited: The role of familiarity and satisfaction with foreign home care services. Educational Gerontology

2013


Ayalon, L. (2013). The last year of life: First results from the end of life interviews. In L. Achdut and H. Litwin (Eds.). The Financial, Health and Social Status of Older Israelis: Findings from the Second Wave of SHARE-Israel. Jerusalem: Van Leer. (Hebrew). pp. 1-14
 
Ayalon, L. & Meir, A.* (2013). Predictors of change in cognitive function among older Israelis by population group. In L. Achdut and H. Litwin (Eds.). The Financial, Health and Social Status of Older Israelis: Findings from the Second Wave of SHARE-Israel. Jerusalem: Van Leer. (Hebrew). pp. 1-20
 
Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Ayalon, L., Brodsky, J. (2013). Measuring and evaluating ageism. In Israel (Issi) Doron (Ed.). Ageism in Israel. Jerusalem: Van Leer. (Hebrew)

Ayalon, L. (2013). Perceived Age, Gender, and Racial/Ethnic Discrimination in Europe: Results from the European Social Survey. Educational Gerontology
 
Ayalon, L. & Green, O.* (2013). Live-in vs. live-out home care in Israel: Satisfaction with services and caregivers’ outcomes. The Gerontologist

Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Ayalon, L., Brodsky, J. (2013). Measuring and evaluating ageism. In Israel (Issi) Doron (Ed.). Ageism in Israel. Jerusalem: Van Leer. (Hebrew).
 
Ayalon, L. (2013). The last year of life: First results from the end of life interviews. In L. Achdut and H. Litwin (Eds.). The Financial, Health and Social Status of Older Israelis: Findings from the Second Wave of SHARE-Israel. Jerusalem: Van Leer. (Hebrew). pp. 1-14.
 
Ayalon, L. & Meir, A.* (2013). Predictors of change in cognitive function among older Israelis by population group. In L. Achdut and H. Litwin (Eds.). The Financial, Health and Social Status of Older Israelis: Findings from the Second Wave of SHARE-Israel. Jerusalem: Van Leer. (Hebrew). pp. 1-20


Ayalon, L. Doron, I., Bodner, E. Inbar, N. (2013). Macro- and micro- level predictors of age categorization: Results from the European Social Survey. European Journal of Ageing
 
Ayalon, L., Halevi-Levin, S., Ben-Yizhak, Z., Friedman, G. (2013). Family caregiving at the intersection of private care by migrant home care workers and public care by nursing staff. International Psychogeriatrics. 
 
Ayalon, L. (2013). Re-examining ethnic differences in concerns, knowledge, and beliefs about Alzheimer's disease: Results from a national sample. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
 
Bachner, Y.G., Rourke, O. N., Goldfracht, M., Bech, M., Ayalon, L. (2013). Psychometric properties of responses by clinicians and older adults to a 6-item Hebrew version of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. BMC Psychiatry, 13, 2.
 
Ayalon, L. (2013). Feelings towards older vs. younger adults: Results from the European Social Survey. Educational Gerontology

Ayalon, L. & Green, V. (2013). Social ties in the context of the continuing care retirement community. Qualitative Health Research23, 396-406.

Ayalon, L. Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Palgi, Y* (2013). Associations of loneliness in older married men and women. Aging & Mental Health, 17, 33-39.

2012

Ayalon, L., Gross, R., Yaari, A., Feldhamer, I., Balicer, R., Goldfracht, M. (2012). Factors associated with the type of psychotropic medications purchased for common mental disorders in the largest managed care organization in Israel. International Journal of Psychiatry and Medicine, 44, 91-102
 
Yechezkel, R.*, & Ayalon, L. (2013). Social workers’ attitudes towards intimate partner violence in younger vs. older women, Journal of Family Violence, 28, 381-391.
 
Ayalon, L. & Green, V. (2012) Grief in the initial adjustment process to the continuing care retirement community. Journal of Aging Studies, 26, 394-400.
 
Green, V., Ayalon, L. (2012). Intergenerational communication in the continuing care retirement community. Gerontologia, 39, 31-56  (Hebrew)
 
Ayalon, L., Bachner, Y., Dwolatzky, T., Heinik, J. (2012). Preferences for life sustaining treatment: Concordance between older adults with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and their spouses. International Psychogeriatrics,24,1798-1804
 
Ayalon, L. (2012). Suicidal and depressive symptoms in Filipino home care workers in Israel. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology, 27(1), 51-63.
 
Ayalon, L., Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Palgi, Y.* (2012). No place like home? Potential pathways to loneliness in older adults under the care of a foreign home care worker. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 146(1-2), 189-200. 
 
Palgi, Y*., Shrira, A., Ben Ezra, M., Shiovitz-Ezra, S, Ayalon, L. (2012). Self- and Other-Oriented Potential Lifetime Traumatic Events as Predictors of Loneliness in the Second Half of LifeAging and Mental Health, 16(4), 423-430.

2011


Ayalon, L., Gross, R., Yaari, A., Feldhamer, I., Balicer, R., Goldfracht, M. (2011). Patients' and physicians' characteristics associated with the purchase of benzodiazepines by older primary care patients in Israel. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.
 
Shiovitz-Ezra, S. & Ayalon, L. (2011). Use of direct versus indirect approaches to measure loneliness in later life. Research on Aging
 
Ayalon, L., Gross, R., Yaari, A., Feldhamer, I., Balicer, R., Goldfracht, M. (2011).Disparities in antidepressant adherence in primary care: Report from Israel. American Journal of Managed Care, 17(9), 340-347.
 
Ayalon, L. (2011). The IQCODE vs. a single-item informant measure to discriminate between cognitively intact individuals and individuals with dementia or cognitive impairment. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 24(3), 168-173.
 
Ayalon, L. & Shiovitz-Ezra, S. (2011). The relationship between loneliness and passive death wishes in the second half of life. International Psychogeriatrics, 1-9
 
Ayalon, L., Gross, R., Yaari, A., Feldhamer, I., Balicer, R., Goldfracht, M. (2011). Characteristics associated with purchasing antidepressant or antianxiety medications through primary care in Israel. Psychiatric Services, 62, 1041-1046.  
 
Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Ben-Arush, A., Doron, I., Ayalon, L., Golander. H., Alon, S., & Leibovitz, A. (2011). A review of indirect measures of ageism through the use of case vignettes with health professions. Gerontologia, 2-3 (in Hebrew)  
 
Doron, I., Ayalon, L., Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Bodner, E., Inbar, N., Koren, C., Golander, H., Hazan, H., Carmel, S., Alon, S., Brodsky, J., Goldberg, A. (2011). Initial findings from the European Society Survey (ESS). Gerontologia, 2-3. (in Hebrew)  
 
Ayalon, L. & Gum, A. (2011). The relationships between major lifetime discrimination, everyday discrimination and mental health in three racial and ethnic groups of older adults. Aging and Mental Health, 15(5), 587-594  
 
Bachner, Y.G., O'Rourke, N., Ayalon, L., Bernard, M. (2011). Comparison of caregiver responses to English and Hebrew language versions of an abridged Zarit Burden Interview. Aging and Mental Health, 15(3), 370-375
 
Ayalon, L. (2011). Abuse is in the eyes of the beholder: using multiple perspectives to evaluate elder mistreatment under round-the-clock foreign home carers in Israel. Ageing & Society, 31, 499-520.  
 
Ayalon, L. (2011). 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. Aging and Mental Health, 15(3), 376-384.  
 
Ayalon, L. (2011). The prevalence and predictors of passive death wishes in Europe: A two year follow-up of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 26 (9), 923-929.

2010


Arean, P.A., & Ayalon, L. (2010). Major depression. In J. Thomas and M. Hersen. Handbook of Clinical Psychology Competencies. New York: Springer. pp. 637-670.
 
Arean, P.A., & Ayalon, L. (2010). Preventing depression relapse in older adults. In C. S. Richards & M. G. Perri. Relapse Prevention for Depression. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
 
Ayalon, L. (2010). Foreign home care workers in Israel- The role of human rights organizations. Transnational Carework: Legal Framework, Social Practices, Socio-political Challenges. Part 4 (pp. 77-288).

Ayalon, L. & Kalimantis-King, B. (2010). Trading years for perfect health: results from the Health and Retirement Study. Journal of Aging and Health, 22, 1184-1197.
 
Ayalon, L., & Shiovitz-Ezra, S. (2010). The experience of loneliness among live-in Filipino home care workers in Israel: Implications for social workers. British Journal of Social Work 
 
Ayalon, L. (2010). Intention to leave the job among live-in foreign home care workers in Israel. Home Care Services Quarterly, 29, 22-36.
 
Ayalon, L., & Baum, N. (2010). Social workers in home care: The Israeli case. Educational Gerontology, 36(10-11), 858-871.
 
Bachner, Y.G., & Ayalon, L. (2010). Initial Examination of the Psychometric Properties of the Short Hebrew Version of the Zarit Burden Interview. Aging and Mental Health, 14, 725-730.
 
Ayalon, L., Fialová, D., Areán, P.A., Onder, G. (2010). Challenges associated with the recognition and treatment of depression in older recipients of home care services. International Psychogeriatrics, 22, 514-522.
 
Ayalon, L. (2010). The perspectives of older care recipients, their family members, and their round the clock foreign home care workers regarding elder mistreatment. Aging and Mental Health14, 411-415.
 
Mackin, S.R., Ayalon, L., Feliciano, L., Arean, P.A. (2010). The sensitivity and specificity of cognitive screening instruments to detect cognitive impairment in older adults with severe psychiatric illness.  Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 23, 94-99.


Heinik, I., & Ayalon, L. (2010). Self-estimation of perception time versus actual performance time in older adults with suspected mild cognitive impairment: A clinical perspective. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 47, 291-296.

Shiovitz-Ezra, R., & Ayalon, L. (2010). Situational versus chronic loneliness as risk factors for all cause mortality. International Psychogeriatrics, 22, 455-462.

Ayalon, L., Goldfracht, M., Bech, P. (2010) “Do you think you suffer from depression?” Reevaluating the use of a single item question for the screening of depression in primary care. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 25, 497-502.

Gum, A. M., Ayalon, L., Greenberg, J. M., Palko, B., Ruffo, E., & Areán, P. A. (2010). Preferences for professional assistance for distress in a diverse sample of older adults. Clinical Gerontologist, 33, 136.

Arean, P.A., & Ayalon, L. (2010). Preventing depression relapse in older adults. In C. S. Richards & M. G. Perri. Relapse Prevention for Depression. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Ayalon, L. (2010). Foreign home care workers in Israel- The role of human rights organizations. Transnational Carework: Legal Framework, Social Practices, Socio-political Challenges. Part 4 (pp. 77-288).

Arean, P.A., & Ayalon, L. (2010). Major depression. In J. Thomas and M. Hersen. Handbook of Clinical Psychology Competencies. New York: Springer. pp. 637-670.

2009

Ayalon, L. (2009). Reports of neuropsychiatric symptoms of older care recipients by their family members and their foreign home care workers: Results from triadic data. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology. 23, 115-122.
 
Ayalon, L., Covinsky, K. (2009). Spouse-Rated vs. Self-rate Health as Predictors of Mortality. Archives of Internal Medicine, 169, 2156-2161.
 
Ayalon, L. (2009). Fears and fears come true: The experience of older care recipients and their family members of foreign home care workers. International Psychogeriatrics.21, 779-786. Also available in Hebrew in Gerontologia
 
Ayalon, L. (2009). Family and family-like interactions in households with round-the-clock paid foreign carers in Israel. Aging and Society, 29, 1-16.
 
Ayalon, L. (2009). Beliefs and practices regarding Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias among Filipino home care workers in Israel. Aging and Mental Health, 13, 456-462
 
Ayalon, L. & Litwin, H. (2009). What cognitive functions are associated with passive suicidal ideation? Findings from a national sample of community dwelling Israelis. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry24(5), 472-478.
 
Ayalon, L. (2009). Evaluating the working conditions and exposure to abuse of Filipino home care workers in Israel: Characteristics and clinical correlates. International Psychogeriatrics, 21, 40-49.
 
Ayalon, L. (2009). Willingness to Participate in Alzheimer's disease Research and Attitudes towards Proxy Informed Consent: Results from the Health and Retirement Study. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 17, 65-74
 
Ayalon, L., Bornfeld, H., Gum, A.M. & Areán, P.A. (2009). The use of problem-solving therapy and restraint free environment for the management of depression and agitation in long-term care. Clinical Gerontologist, 32, 77-90.
 
Lee, H., Mericle, A., Ayalon, L., Arean, P. (2009). Harm reduction among at-risk elderly drinkers: A site-specific analysis from the multi-site Primary Care Research in Substance Abuse and Mental Health for Elderly (PRISM-E) Study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry24, 54-60
 
Ayalon, L., Arean, P., Bornfeld, H., Beard, R. (2009). Long term care staff beliefs about evidence based practices for the management of dementia and agitation. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24, 118-124.

Arean, P.A., & Ayalon, L. (2009). Counseling and support needs of dementia caregivers. In BJ Sadock, VA Sadock, P Ruiz. (Eds.), Kaplan & Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Ninth Edition. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 4181-4185.


2008

 
Arean, P., Ayalon, L., Jin, C., Linkins, K., Chen, H., McDonnell-Herr, B., Levkoff, S., Estes, C., (2008) Integrated specialty mental health care among older minorities improves access but not outcomes: Results from the PRISMe study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23, 1086-1092.
 
Ayalon, L., Kaniel*, M., & Rosenberg*, L. (2008). Social workers’ perspectives on care arrangements between vulnerable elders and foreign home care workers:  Lessons from Israeli/Filipino caregiving arrangements. Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 27, 121-142.
 
Ayalon, L., Gross, R., Tabenkin, H., Porath, A., Heymann, A., & Porter, B. (2008). Determinants of quality of life in primary care patients with diabetes: Implications for social workers. Health and Social Work, 33, 229-236.
 

Ayalon, L. (2008). Volunteering as a predictor of all cause mortality: What aspects of volunteering really matter? International Psychogeriatrics, 20, 1000-1013.
 
Ayalon, L. (2008). Subjective cognitive functioning as a predictor of all cause mortality in an Israeli national sample of community dwelling older adults. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23, 830-836.
 
Ayalon, L. (2008). Cognitive functioning of older Israelis 50 years and older. Bitachon Sociali, 76, 225-245 (Hebrew).

Ayalon, L. (2008). Subjective socioeconomic status as a predictor of long-term care staff burnout and positive caregiving experiences. International Psychogeriatrics, 17, 521-537.

Ayalon, L., Arean, P.A., Bornfeld, H. (2008). Correlates of knowledge and beliefs about depression among long-term care staff. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23, 356-363.


2007

 
Ayalon, L. (2007). The potential role of dependency in the weaning process: The case of a 57-year old woman connected to a mechanical ventilator. Clinical Case Studies, 6, 459-467.
 
Ayalon, L., & Young, M.A. (2007). Using the SCL-90 to assess distress in African Americans and Caucasian Americans. Journal of Black Studies.
 
Ayalon, L., & Covinsky, K. (2007). Late life mortality in older Jews exposed to the Nazi regime. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 55, 1380-1386.
 
Ayalon, L., Mackin, S., Arean, P.A., Chen, H., McDonel Herr, E.C. (2007).The role of cognitive functioning and distress in suicidal ideation in older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics  Society, 55, 1090-1094.
 
Huyck, M.H., Ayalon, L., Yoder, J. (2007). 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. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22, 160-165.
 
Ayalon, L., Areán, P.A., Linkins, K., Lynch, M., Estes, C.L. (2007). Integration of mental health services into primary care overcomes ethnic disparities in access to mental health services between Black and White elderly. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 15, 906-912.
 
Ayalon, L., Perry C.*, Areán, P.A., Horowitz, M. J. (2007). Making sense of the past - Perspectives on resilience among holocaust survivors. Journal of Loss and Trauma. 12(3), 281-294.
 
 
Ayalon, L., & Alvidrez, J. (2007). The experience of Black consumers in the mental health system – identifying barriers to and facilitators of mental health treatment using the consumers' perspectives. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28, 1323-1340.


2006

Ayalon, L., Gross, R., Tabenkin, H., Porath, A., Heymann, A., & Porter, B. (2006) Correlates of quality of life in primary care patients with hypertension. The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 36, 483-497.
 
Ayalon, L., Gum, A. Feliciano, L., & Areán, P.A. (2006). Effectiveness of nonpharmacological interventions for the management of neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with dementia: A systematic review. Archives of Internal Medicine, 166, 2182-2188.


2005

Ayalon, L., Feliciano, L., Areán, P.A. (2005) Aging changes that affect communication. In K.L. Mauk (Ed.). Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care.  Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. pp. 87-119.

Ayalon, L., Feliciano, L., Areán, P.A. (2005) Aging changes that affect communication. In K.L. Mauk (Ed.). Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care.  Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. pp. 87-120.

Areán, P.A., Ayalon, L. (2005) Assessment and treatment of depressed older adults in primary care. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 12(3), 321-335.
 
Ayalon, L. (2005). Challenges associated with the study of resilience to trauma in Holocaust survivors. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 10(4), 347-358.
 
Ayalon, L. & Young, M. (2005). Racial group differences in help seeking behaviors. Journal of Social Psychology, 145, 391-403.
 
Ayalon, L., Areán, P.A., & Alvidrez, J. (2005) Adherence to antidepressant medications in Black and Latino elderly. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 13, 572-580
 
Areán, P.A., Ayalon, L., Hunkeler, E., Lin, E., Tang, L., Harpole, L., Hendrie, H., Williams, J.W, Jr., Unutzer, J. (2005) Improving depression care for older, minority patients treated in primary care: Results from the IMPACT study. Medical Care, 43, 381-390.


2004

Ayalon, L. & Huyck, M. H. (2004). Cultural Variants of Caregiving. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 11, 131-138
 
Ayalon, L. & Areán, P.A. (2004). Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease in four ethnic groups of older adults. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19, 51-57.

2003

Ayalon, L. & Young, M. A. (2003). A comparison of depressive symptoms in African Americans and Caucasian Americans. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 34, 111-1.
          
Ayalon, L. (2003). Providing care in the end of life- Ethical and therapeutic considerations. Clinical Case Studies, 2, 107-126.

2001

Ayalon, L. & Huyck, M. H. (2001). Latino caregiving to patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. Clinical Gerontologist, 24, 93-106.                                                                              

1999

Amir, M., Ayalon, L., Varshavsky, S., & Bulygina, N. (1999). Motherland or home country: a comparative study of quality of life among Jews from the former Soviet Union, who immigrated to Israel, Jews in Russia, and Israeli nonimmigrants. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 30, 712-721



 

 

 
 
 

 

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Books

Ayalon, L. & Tesch-Roemer, C. (Eds.) (2018). Contemporary perspectives on ageism. As part of the European perspectives on ageing. Springer.

 
Ayalon, L. (2018). Sex, meds and rockn' roll Who said the world belongs only to the young. Matar (Hebrew)
 

 In press


Ayalon, L., & Levkovich. I., Gewirtz-Meydan, A., Karkabi, K. (2018). From Cradle to Cane: A Life Course Perspective on the Ways Older Men and Women Discuss Sexual Issues. Archives of Sexual Behavior

Segel-Karpas, D., Ayalon, L., Lachman, M. (in press). Retirement and Depressive Symptoms: A 10-Year Cross-Lagged Analysis. Psychiatry Research
 
Nevadeal, A., Ayalon, L. & Briller, S.  (in press). A qualitative evidence synthesis review of longitudinal qualitative research in gerontology. The Gerontologist
 
Ayalon, L. Yahav, I., & Lesser, O. (2018). From a bird's eye view: Whole social networks in adult day care centers and continuing care retirement communities. Innovation in Aging

2018

Ayalon, L. 
(2018) Loneliness and anxiety about aging in adult day care centers and continuing care retirement communities. Innovation in Aging

Levkovich. I., Gewirtz-Meydan.  A., Karkabi, K., & Ayalon, L. (2018). Views of family physicians on heterosexual sexual function in older adults. BMC Family Practice

 Ayalon, L.(2018). Examining alternative items for the assessment of perceived ageism. Educational Gerontology

Shanan-Altman, S., Riabzev, A., & Ayalon, L. (2018). Mixed motivations to provide formal care to older adults: Lessons from a training program. International Psychogeriatrics.

Grean, O., & Ayalon, L. (2018). The contribution of working conditions and care recipient characteristics to work-related abuse and exploitation of migrant home care workers. Employee Relations39(7), 1001-1014.

 Grean, O*., & Ayalon, L. (2018). Home is where my couch is": The role of possessions in the process of moving and adjusting to continuing care retirement communities. Qualitative Health Research

 Grean, O., & Ayalon, L. (2018). Violations of workers’ rights and exposure to work-related abuse of live-in migrant and live-out local home care workers – a preliminary study: implications for health policy and practice. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research. 

 Gewirtz-Meydan*, A., Hafford-Letchfield, T., Ayalon, L., Benyamini, Y., Biermann, V., Coffey, A., Jackson, J., Phelan, A., Voß, P., Geiger Zeman, M., & Zeman, Z. (2018)How do older people discuss their own sexuality? A systematic review of qualitative research studies. Culture, Health and Sexuality

Dolberg, P., & Ayalon, L. (2018). Knowledge and attittudes about mental health among older immigrants from the former Soviet Union to Israel and their primary care physicians. Transcultural Psychiatry 

Shamir, H. *, Shanan-Altman, S., & Ayalon, L. (2018). Perceptions of death and aging among terminally ill older adults. Society and Welfare, 37(4), 779-804 In Hebrew.
 
Levis, B., Benedetti, A., Riehm, K. E., Saadat, N., Levis, A. W., Azar, M…Ayalon, L… Thombs, B.D. (2018). Probability of major depression diagnostic classification using semi-structured vs. fully structured diagnostic interviews. British Journal of Psychiatry.

Ayalon, L. (2018). Between older adults' needs and the law: The Israeli Long Term Care Insurance Law from the Perspectives of Service Users and Providers. Health & Social Care in the Community.
 
Gewirtz-Meydan*, A. Levkovich*, I. Mock, M. Gur, U. & Ayalon, L. (2018). Promoting a discussion on later life sexuality: Lessons from sexologist physicians. Sexual and Relationship Therapy

Kave, G., Fridkin, S., & Ayalon, L. (2018). Demographic factors and retrieval of object and proper names after age 70. PloS One13(1).  doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191876

 Ayalon, L. (2018). Family relations and elder care among Arabs in the North of Israel. Research on Aging. 

 Ayalon, L. & Levkovich, I. (2018). A systematic review of research on social networks of older adults. The Gerontologist

 Ayalon, L. & Rothermund, K. (2018). Examining the utility of national indicators of relative age disadvantage in Europe. European Journal of Ageing

 Lev. S * & Ayalon, L. (2018). A typology of social workers in long term care facilities in Israel. Social Work
 
 Lev, S. * & Ayalon, L. (2018). Development and content validation of a questionnaire to assess moral distress among social workers in long term care facilities. Social Work in Health Care 

Segel-Karpas, D., Ayalon, L., & Lachman, M. E. (2018). Loneliness and depressive symptoms: the moderating role of the transition into retirement. Aging & mental health22(1), 135-140. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1226770.

2017

Avidor, S., Ayalon, L., Palgi, Y., & Bodner, E. (2017). Longitudinal associations between perceived age discrimination and subjective well-being: variations by age and subjective life expectancy. Aging & mental health21(7), 761-765. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1156050
 
Ayalon, L. (2017). Are older adults perceived as a threat to society? Exploring perceived
age-based threats in 29 nations. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbx107

  
 
Ayalon, L. (2017). Retrospective reports of negative early life events over a 4-year period: A test of measurement invariance and response consistency. Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences72(5), 901-912. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbv087.
 
 Ayalon, L. & Gweyrtz-Meydan, A.* (2017). Senior, mature or single: A qualitative analysis of homepage advertisements of dating sites for older adults. Computers in Human Behavior
 
 Ben Noon, R.* & Ayalon, L. (2017). Older adults in public open spaces: Age and gender segregation. The Gerontologist
 
 Dolberg, P.* & Ayalon, L. (2017). Subjective meanings and identification with middle-age. International Journal of Aging and Human Development
 
 Gweyrtz-Meydan, A.* & Ayalon, L. (2017). Forever young: Visual representations of age and gender in online dating sites for older adults. Journal of Women & Aging.

 Green, O* & Ayalon, L. (2017). The contribution of working conditions and care recipient characteristics to work-related abuse and exploitation of migrant home care workers. Employee Relations
 
 Gum, A. & Ayalon, L. (2017). Self-perceptions of aging mediate the relationship between hopelessness and depression. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
 
 Gum, Segal-Karpas, D., Avidor, S. A, Ayalon, L., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y. (2017). Grip strength and quality of life in the second half of life: Hope as a moderator. Aging and Mental Health

Gum, A., Shiovitz-Ezra, S., & Ayalon, L.(2017). Longitudinal Associations of Hopelessness and Loneliness in Older Adults: Results from the U.S. Health and Retirement Study. International Psychogeriatrics1-9
 
Shinan-Altman, S. & Ayalon, L. (2017). If I am not for myself, who is for me? The experiences of older migrant home care recipients during their hospitalization. Aging & Mental Health, 21(2), 182-189. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1093604
 
 
Shanan-Altman, S. & Ayalon, L. (2017) Perceived control among migrant live-in and local live-out home care workers in Israel. Aging and Mental Health.

 Shrira, A., Ayalon, L., Bensimon, M., Bodner, E., Rosenbloom, T., Yadid, G. Parental Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Offspring Successful Aging (2017). Frontiers in Psychology. 

 Vitman, A.*, Khalaila, R., Ayalon. L. (2017). Perceived accessibility to services and sites among Israeli older persons. Journal of Applied Gerontology.

2016

 Ayalon, L. (2016). Do not hear, see, or speak: Views of older residents and their adult children about the nursing unit in the continuing care retirement community. International Psychogeriatrics, 13, 1-11.
 
 ​Gweirtz-Meydan, A.* & Ayalon, L. (2016). Physicians' response to sexual dysfunction presented by a younger vs. an older adult. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry


Shanan-Altman, S. & Ayalon, L. (2016)Perceptions of older residents and their adult children regarding continuing care retirement community staff. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 1-21

Avidor, S., Ayalon, L., Palgi, Y., Bodner, E. (2016). Longitudinal Associations between Perceived Age Discrimination and Subjective Well-Being: Variations by Age and Subjective Life Expectancy. Aging and Mental Health, 16, 1-5.

Ayalon, L. (2016). Intergenerational perspectives on autonomy following a transition to a continuing care retirement community. Research on Aging, 38(2), 127-149.

Ayalon, L. (2016). Perceived age discrimination: A precipitator or a consequence of depressive symptoms? Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences

Ayalon, L. (2016). Profiles of loneliness in the caregiving unit. The Gerontologist, 56(2), 201-214. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu046

Ayalon, L. (2016). transition and adaptation to the continuing care retirement community from a life course perspective: Something old, something new, and something borrowed. Journal of Applied Gerontology

Ben-Harush, A.*, Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Doron, I., Alon, S.,  Leibovitz, A. Golander, H., Haron, Y., &  Ayalon, L. (2016). Ageism among physicians, nurses and social workers: Findings from a qualitative research. European Journal of Ageing.

Bodner, E., Ayalon, L., Avidor, S., & Palgi, Y. (2016). Accelerated increase and relative decrease in subjective age and changes in attitudes towards own aging over a four-year period: Results from the Health and Retirement Study. European Journal of Ageing

Dolberg, P.,* Ayalon, L., & Shiovitz-Ezra, S. (2016). Migration and changes in loneliness over a four-year period:  The case of older former Soviet Union immigrants in Israel. European Journal of Ageing.

Lev, S.* & Ayalon, L. (2016). Moral distress among long term care social workers: Questionnaire validation. Research on Social Work Practice. 

Palgi, Y., Ayalon, L., Avidor, S., Bodner, E. (2016). Changes in Positive and Negative Affect as Predictors of Change in Felt Age: Results from the Health and Retirement Study. Journal of Positive Psychology, 1-8.

Shiovitz-Ezra, S, Ayalon, L., Brodsky, J., & Doron, I. (2016). Measuring Ageism Based on Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior:  Findings from an Israeli Pilot Study. Ageing International, 41(3), 298-310.

Uziel, N.* & Ayalon, L. (2016). Burden and meaning in care among primary caregivers of older adults who receive home care assistance. Gerontology & Geriatrics (in Hebrew)

2015

Ayalon, L
. & Arean, P.A. (2017). Counseling and support needs of dementia caregivers. In BJ Sadock, VA Sadock, P Ruiz. (Eds.), Kaplan & Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Ninth Edition. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Ayalon, L. (2015). A triadic perspective on elder neglect. Ageing and Society, 36(4), 811-836.

Ayalon, L. (2015). Perceptions of old age and aging in the continuing care retirement community. International
Psychogeriatrics
27(4), 611-620.


Ayalon. L. (2015). Reports of Elder Neglect by Older Adults, their Family Caregivers and their Home Care Workers: A Test of Measurement Invariance. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences70(3), 432-442.

Ayalon, L. (2015). Retrospective reports of negative early life events over a four-year period: A test of measurement invariance and response consistency. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbv087

Ayalon, L. (2015). Satisfaction with aging reduces the risk for falling. International Psychogeriatrics, 28(5), 741-747. doi: 10.1017/S1041610215001969
 
Ayalon, L., Bodner, E., Avidor, S., Palgi, Y. (2015). Accelerated increase and decrease in subjective age as a function of changes in loneliness and objective social indicators over a four-year period: Results from the Health and Retirement Study. Aging & Mental Health, 20(7), 743-751. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1035696. 

Ayalon, L. & Green  O.* (2015). A typology of new residents' adjustment to the continuing care retirement community. The Gerontologist, 56(4), 641-50. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu121.

Ayalon, L. & Green, O.* (2015). Live-in vs. live-out home care in Israel: Satisfaction with services and caregivers’ outcomes. The Gerontologist55(4), 628-642.

Ayalon, L., Halevi-Levin, S., Ben-Yizhak, Z., & Friedman, G.  (2015). Personal home care workers’ role in hospital: a qualitative study. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 20(4), 217-223.

Ayalon, L., Karkabi, K., Bleichman, I., Fleischmann, S., Goldfracht, M. (2015). Between modern and traditional values: Informal mental health help seeking attitudes according to Israeli Arab women, primary care patients and their providers. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 61, 386-393.

Ayalon, L., Karkabi, K., Bleichman, I., Fleischmann, S., Goldfracht, M. (2015). Patients’ and Physicians’ Characteristics Associated with the Purchase of Benzodiazepines by Older Primary Care Patients in IsraelAdministration and Policy in Mental Health43(2), 231-40. doi: 10.1007/s10488-015-0634-0.

Green, O. * & Ayalon, L. (2015) Improving the cooperation rate of older adults and their caregivers with research surveys. Gerontology, 61, 355-363.
 
Green, O.* & Ayalon, L. (2015). Whom do migrant home care workers contact in the case of work-related abuse? An exploratory study of help-seeking behaviors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260515584347
 
Green, O*. & Ayalon, L. (2015). Whose right is it anyway? Familiarity with workers' rights among older adults, family caregivers and migrant live-in home care workers: implications for policy and practice. Educational Gerontology, 41, 471-481.
 
Lev, S.* & Ayalon, L. (2015). Coping with the obligation dilemma:  Prototypes of social workers in the nursing home. British Journal of Social Work, 46(5), 1318-1335.

Lev, S.*& Ayalon, L. (2015). Running between the raindrops: The obligation dilemma of the social worker in the nursing home. Health and Social Work, 40(1), 8-10.

Schwarts, Y.* & Ayalon, L. (2015). The experiences of older mothers following the return of an adult child home. Journal of Aging Studies, 33, 47-57.

Shinan-Altman, S. & Ayalon, L. (2015). If I am not for myself, who is for me? The experiences of older migrant home care recipients during their hospitalization. Aging and Mental Health, 1-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2015.1093604 

2014

Ayalon, L
. & Koren, C. (2015). Marriage, second couplehood, divorce and singlehood in old age. P. Lichtenberg, B. Mast & J. Wetherell (eds.). APA Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology. American Psychological Association. pp. 617-644.

Ashkenazi, O.* & Ayalon, L. (2014). The cultural encounter of Filipino home care workers with older home care recipients and their family members in Israel. Megamot 

Lev, S.* & Ayalon, L. (2014). A development of a theoretical model to explain the commitment dilemma of the social worker in the nursing home. Society and Welfare, 34(2), 259-279. (Hebrew)

Ayalon, L., Lev, S.*, Rotstein, A. (2014). Who will take care of me? Perceptions and Expectations of Future Long-Term Care Needs among Middle-Aged and Older Israelis. Seniors Housing & Care Journal, 22(1), 41-58.

Ayalon, L. (2014). Perceptions of old age and aging in the continuing care retirement community. International Psychogeriatrics

Ayalon, L., Karkabi, K., Bleichman, I., Fleischmann, S., Goldfracht, M. (2014). Between modern and traditional values: Informal mental health help seeking attitudes according to Israeli Arab women, primary care patients and their providers. International Journal of Social Psychiatry
 
Ayalon. L. (2014). Reports of elder neglect by older adults, their family caregivers, and their home care workers: A test of measurement invariance. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu051
 

Ayalon, L. (2014). Profiles of loneliness in the caregiving unit. The Gerontologist. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu046
 
Ayalon, L. (2014).“Do foreigners deserve rights?”- revisited: The role of familiarity and satisfaction with foreign home care services. Educational Gerontology

2013


Ayalon, L. (2013). The last year of life: First results from the end of life interviews. In L. Achdut and H. Litwin (Eds.). The Financial, Health and Social Status of Older Israelis: Findings from the Second Wave of SHARE-Israel. Jerusalem: Van Leer. (Hebrew). pp. 1-14
 
Ayalon, L. & Meir, A.* (2013). Predictors of change in cognitive function among older Israelis by population group. In L. Achdut and H. Litwin (Eds.). The Financial, Health and Social Status of Older Israelis: Findings from the Second Wave of SHARE-Israel. Jerusalem: Van Leer. (Hebrew). pp. 1-20
 
Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Ayalon, L., Brodsky, J. (2013). Measuring and evaluating ageism. In Israel (Issi) Doron (Ed.). Ageism in Israel. Jerusalem: Van Leer. (Hebrew)

Ayalon, L. (2013). Perceived Age, Gender, and Racial/Ethnic Discrimination in Europe: Results from the European Social Survey. Educational Gerontology
 
Ayalon, L. & Green, O.* (2013). Live-in vs. live-out home care in Israel: Satisfaction with services and caregivers’ outcomes. The Gerontologist

Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Ayalon, L., Brodsky, J. (2013). Measuring and evaluating ageism. In Israel (Issi) Doron (Ed.). Ageism in Israel. Jerusalem: Van Leer. (Hebrew).
 
Ayalon, L. (2013). The last year of life: First results from the end of life interviews. In L. Achdut and H. Litwin (Eds.). The Financial, Health and Social Status of Older Israelis: Findings from the Second Wave of SHARE-Israel. Jerusalem: Van Leer. (Hebrew). pp. 1-14.
 
Ayalon, L. & Meir, A.* (2013). Predictors of change in cognitive function among older Israelis by population group. In L. Achdut and H. Litwin (Eds.). The Financial, Health and Social Status of Older Israelis: Findings from the Second Wave of SHARE-Israel. Jerusalem: Van Leer. (Hebrew). pp. 1-20


Ayalon, L. Doron, I., Bodner, E. Inbar, N. (2013). Macro- and micro- level predictors of age categorization: Results from the European Social Survey. European Journal of Ageing
 
Ayalon, L., Halevi-Levin, S., Ben-Yizhak, Z., Friedman, G. (2013). Family caregiving at the intersection of private care by migrant home care workers and public care by nursing staff. International Psychogeriatrics. 
 
Ayalon, L. (2013). Re-examining ethnic differences in concerns, knowledge, and beliefs about Alzheimer's disease: Results from a national sample. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
 
Bachner, Y.G., Rourke, O. N., Goldfracht, M., Bech, M., Ayalon, L. (2013). Psychometric properties of responses by clinicians and older adults to a 6-item Hebrew version of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. BMC Psychiatry, 13, 2.
 
Ayalon, L. (2013). Feelings towards older vs. younger adults: Results from the European Social Survey. Educational Gerontology

Ayalon, L. & Green, V. (2013). Social ties in the context of the continuing care retirement community. Qualitative Health Research23, 396-406.

Ayalon, L. Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Palgi, Y* (2013). Associations of loneliness in older married men and women. Aging & Mental Health, 17, 33-39.

2012

Ayalon, L., Gross, R., Yaari, A., Feldhamer, I., Balicer, R., Goldfracht, M. (2012). Factors associated with the type of psychotropic medications purchased for common mental disorders in the largest managed care organization in Israel. International Journal of Psychiatry and Medicine, 44, 91-102
 
Yechezkel, R.*, & Ayalon, L. (2013). Social workers’ attitudes towards intimate partner violence in younger vs. older women, Journal of Family Violence, 28, 381-391.
 
Ayalon, L. & Green, V. (2012) Grief in the initial adjustment process to the continuing care retirement community. Journal of Aging Studies, 26, 394-400.
 
Green, V., Ayalon, L. (2012). Intergenerational communication in the continuing care retirement community. Gerontologia, 39, 31-56  (Hebrew)
 
Ayalon, L., Bachner, Y., Dwolatzky, T., Heinik, J. (2012). Preferences for life sustaining treatment: Concordance between older adults with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and their spouses. International Psychogeriatrics,24,1798-1804
 
Ayalon, L. (2012). Suicidal and depressive symptoms in Filipino home care workers in Israel. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology, 27(1), 51-63.
 
Ayalon, L., Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Palgi, Y.* (2012). No place like home? Potential pathways to loneliness in older adults under the care of a foreign home care worker. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 146(1-2), 189-200. 
 
Palgi, Y*., Shrira, A., Ben Ezra, M., Shiovitz-Ezra, S, Ayalon, L. (2012). Self- and Other-Oriented Potential Lifetime Traumatic Events as Predictors of Loneliness in the Second Half of LifeAging and Mental Health, 16(4), 423-430.

2011


Ayalon, L., Gross, R., Yaari, A., Feldhamer, I., Balicer, R., Goldfracht, M. (2011). Patients' and physicians' characteristics associated with the purchase of benzodiazepines by older primary care patients in Israel. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.
 
Shiovitz-Ezra, S. & Ayalon, L. (2011). Use of direct versus indirect approaches to measure loneliness in later life. Research on Aging
 
Ayalon, L., Gross, R., Yaari, A., Feldhamer, I., Balicer, R., Goldfracht, M. (2011).Disparities in antidepressant adherence in primary care: Report from Israel. American Journal of Managed Care, 17(9), 340-347.
 
Ayalon, L. (2011). The IQCODE vs. a single-item informant measure to discriminate between cognitively intact individuals and individuals with dementia or cognitive impairment. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 24(3), 168-173.
 
Ayalon, L. & Shiovitz-Ezra, S. (2011). The relationship between loneliness and passive death wishes in the second half of life. International Psychogeriatrics, 1-9
 
Ayalon, L., Gross, R., Yaari, A., Feldhamer, I., Balicer, R., Goldfracht, M. (2011). Characteristics associated with purchasing antidepressant or antianxiety medications through primary care in Israel. Psychiatric Services, 62, 1041-1046.  
 
Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Ben-Arush, A., Doron, I., Ayalon, L., Golander. H., Alon, S., & Leibovitz, A. (2011). A review of indirect measures of ageism through the use of case vignettes with health professions. Gerontologia, 2-3 (in Hebrew)  
 
Doron, I., Ayalon, L., Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Bodner, E., Inbar, N., Koren, C., Golander, H., Hazan, H., Carmel, S., Alon, S., Brodsky, J., Goldberg, A. (2011). Initial findings from the European Society Survey (ESS). Gerontologia, 2-3. (in Hebrew)  
 
Ayalon, L. & Gum, A. (2011). The relationships between major lifetime discrimination, everyday discrimination and mental health in three racial and ethnic groups of older adults. Aging and Mental Health, 15(5), 587-594  
 
Bachner, Y.G., O'Rourke, N., Ayalon, L., Bernard, M. (2011). Comparison of caregiver responses to English and Hebrew language versions of an abridged Zarit Burden Interview. Aging and Mental Health, 15(3), 370-375
 
Ayalon, L. (2011). Abuse is in the eyes of the beholder: using multiple perspectives to evaluate elder mistreatment under round-the-clock foreign home carers in Israel. Ageing & Society, 31, 499-520.  
 
Ayalon, L. (2011). 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. Aging and Mental Health, 15(3), 376-384.  
 
Ayalon, L. (2011). The prevalence and predictors of passive death wishes in Europe: A two year follow-up of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 26 (9), 923-929.

2010


Arean, P.A., & Ayalon, L. (2010). Major depression. In J. Thomas and M. Hersen. Handbook of Clinical Psychology Competencies. New York: Springer. pp. 637-670.
 
Arean, P.A., & Ayalon, L. (2010). Preventing depression relapse in older adults. In C. S. Richards & M. G. Perri. Relapse Prevention for Depression. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
 
Ayalon, L. (2010). Foreign home care workers in Israel- The role of human rights organizations. Transnational Carework: Legal Framework, Social Practices, Socio-political Challenges. Part 4 (pp. 77-288).

Ayalon, L. & Kalimantis-King, B. (2010). Trading years for perfect health: results from the Health and Retirement Study. Journal of Aging and Health, 22, 1184-1197.
 
Ayalon, L., & Shiovitz-Ezra, S. (2010). The experience of loneliness among live-in Filipino home care workers in Israel: Implications for social workers. British Journal of Social Work 
 
Ayalon, L. (2010). Intention to leave the job among live-in foreign home care workers in Israel. Home Care Services Quarterly, 29, 22-36.
 
Ayalon, L., & Baum, N. (2010). Social workers in home care: The Israeli case. Educational Gerontology, 36(10-11), 858-871.
 
Bachner, Y.G., & Ayalon, L. (2010). Initial Examination of the Psychometric Properties of the Short Hebrew Version of the Zarit Burden Interview. Aging and Mental Health, 14, 725-730.
 
Ayalon, L., Fialová, D., Areán, P.A., Onder, G. (2010). Challenges associated with the recognition and treatment of depression in older recipients of home care services. International Psychogeriatrics, 22, 514-522.
 
Ayalon, L. (2010). The perspectives of older care recipients, their family members, and their round the clock foreign home care workers regarding elder mistreatment. Aging and Mental Health14, 411-415.
 
Mackin, S.R., Ayalon, L., Feliciano, L., Arean, P.A. (2010). The sensitivity and specificity of cognitive screening instruments to detect cognitive impairment in older adults with severe psychiatric illness.  Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 23, 94-99.


Heinik, I., & Ayalon, L. (2010). Self-estimation of perception time versus actual performance time in older adults with suspected mild cognitive impairment: A clinical perspective. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 47, 291-296.

Shiovitz-Ezra, R., & Ayalon, L. (2010). Situational versus chronic loneliness as risk factors for all cause mortality. International Psychogeriatrics, 22, 455-462.

Ayalon, L., Goldfracht, M., Bech, P. (2010) “Do you think you suffer from depression?” Reevaluating the use of a single item question for the screening of depression in primary care. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 25, 497-502.

Gum, A. M., Ayalon, L., Greenberg, J. M., Palko, B., Ruffo, E., & Areán, P. A. (2010). Preferences for professional assistance for distress in a diverse sample of older adults. Clinical Gerontologist, 33, 136.

Arean, P.A., & Ayalon, L. (2010). Preventing depression relapse in older adults. In C. S. Richards & M. G. Perri. Relapse Prevention for Depression. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Ayalon, L. (2010). Foreign home care workers in Israel- The role of human rights organizations. Transnational Carework: Legal Framework, Social Practices, Socio-political Challenges. Part 4 (pp. 77-288).

Arean, P.A., & Ayalon, L. (2010). Major depression. In J. Thomas and M. Hersen. Handbook of Clinical Psychology Competencies. New York: Springer. pp. 637-670.

2009

Ayalon, L. (2009). Reports of neuropsychiatric symptoms of older care recipients by their family members and their foreign home care workers: Results from triadic data. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology. 23, 115-122.
 
Ayalon, L., Covinsky, K. (2009). Spouse-Rated vs. Self-rate Health as Predictors of Mortality. Archives of Internal Medicine, 169, 2156-2161.
 
Ayalon, L. (2009). Fears and fears come true: The experience of older care recipients and their family members of foreign home care workers. International Psychogeriatrics.21, 779-786. Also available in Hebrew in Gerontologia
 
Ayalon, L. (2009). Family and family-like interactions in households with round-the-clock paid foreign carers in Israel. Aging and Society, 29, 1-16.
 
Ayalon, L. (2009). Beliefs and practices regarding Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias among Filipino home care workers in Israel. Aging and Mental Health, 13, 456-462
 
Ayalon, L. & Litwin, H. (2009). What cognitive functions are associated with passive suicidal ideation? Findings from a national sample of community dwelling Israelis. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry24(5), 472-478.
 
Ayalon, L. (2009). Evaluating the working conditions and exposure to abuse of Filipino home care workers in Israel: Characteristics and clinical correlates. International Psychogeriatrics, 21, 40-49.
 
Ayalon, L. (2009). Willingness to Participate in Alzheimer's disease Research and Attitudes towards Proxy Informed Consent: Results from the Health and Retirement Study. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 17, 65-74
 
Ayalon, L., Bornfeld, H., Gum, A.M. & Areán, P.A. (2009). The use of problem-solving therapy and restraint free environment for the management of depression and agitation in long-term care. Clinical Gerontologist, 32, 77-90.
 
Lee, H., Mericle, A., Ayalon, L., Arean, P. (2009). Harm reduction among at-risk elderly drinkers: A site-specific analysis from the multi-site Primary Care Research in Substance Abuse and Mental Health for Elderly (PRISM-E) Study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry24, 54-60
 
Ayalon, L., Arean, P., Bornfeld, H., Beard, R. (2009). Long term care staff beliefs about evidence based practices for the management of dementia and agitation. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24, 118-124.

Arean, P.A., & Ayalon, L. (2009). Counseling and support needs of dementia caregivers. In BJ Sadock, VA Sadock, P Ruiz. (Eds.), Kaplan & Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Ninth Edition. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 4181-4185.


2008

 
Arean, P., Ayalon, L., Jin, C., Linkins, K., Chen, H., McDonnell-Herr, B., Levkoff, S., Estes, C., (2008) Integrated specialty mental health care among older minorities improves access but not outcomes: Results from the PRISMe study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23, 1086-1092.
 
Ayalon, L., Kaniel*, M., & Rosenberg*, L. (2008). Social workers’ perspectives on care arrangements between vulnerable elders and foreign home care workers:  Lessons from Israeli/Filipino caregiving arrangements. Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 27, 121-142.
 
Ayalon, L., Gross, R., Tabenkin, H., Porath, A., Heymann, A., & Porter, B. (2008). Determinants of quality of life in primary care patients with diabetes: Implications for social workers. Health and Social Work, 33, 229-236.
 

Ayalon, L. (2008). Volunteering as a predictor of all cause mortality: What aspects of volunteering really matter? International Psychogeriatrics, 20, 1000-1013.
 
Ayalon, L. (2008). Subjective cognitive functioning as a predictor of all cause mortality in an Israeli national sample of community dwelling older adults. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23, 830-836.
 
Ayalon, L. (2008). Cognitive functioning of older Israelis 50 years and older. Bitachon Sociali, 76, 225-245 (Hebrew).

Ayalon, L. (2008). Subjective socioeconomic status as a predictor of long-term care staff burnout and positive caregiving experiences. International Psychogeriatrics, 17, 521-537.

Ayalon, L., Arean, P.A., Bornfeld, H. (2008). Correlates of knowledge and beliefs about depression among long-term care staff. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23, 356-363.


2007

 
Ayalon, L. (2007). The potential role of dependency in the weaning process: The case of a 57-year old woman connected to a mechanical ventilator. Clinical Case Studies, 6, 459-467.
 
Ayalon, L., & Young, M.A. (2007). Using the SCL-90 to assess distress in African Americans and Caucasian Americans. Journal of Black Studies.
 
Ayalon, L., & Covinsky, K. (2007). Late life mortality in older Jews exposed to the Nazi regime. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 55, 1380-1386.
 
Ayalon, L., Mackin, S., Arean, P.A., Chen, H., McDonel Herr, E.C. (2007).The role of cognitive functioning and distress in suicidal ideation in older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics  Society, 55, 1090-1094.
 
Huyck, M.H., Ayalon, L., Yoder, J. (2007). 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. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22, 160-165.
 
Ayalon, L., Areán, P.A., Linkins, K., Lynch, M., Estes, C.L. (2007). Integration of mental health services into primary care overcomes ethnic disparities in access to mental health services between Black and White elderly. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 15, 906-912.
 
Ayalon, L., Perry C.*, Areán, P.A., Horowitz, M. J. (2007). Making sense of the past - Perspectives on resilience among holocaust survivors. Journal of Loss and Trauma. 12(3), 281-294.
 
 
Ayalon, L., & Alvidrez, J. (2007). The experience of Black consumers in the mental health system – identifying barriers to and facilitators of mental health treatment using the consumers' perspectives. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28, 1323-1340.


2006

Ayalon, L., Gross, R., Tabenkin, H., Porath, A., Heymann, A., & Porter, B. (2006) Correlates of quality of life in primary care patients with hypertension. The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 36, 483-497.
 
Ayalon, L., Gum, A. Feliciano, L., & Areán, P.A. (2006). Effectiveness of nonpharmacological interventions for the management of neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with dementia: A systematic review. Archives of Internal Medicine, 166, 2182-2188.


2005

Ayalon, L., Feliciano, L., Areán, P.A. (2005) Aging changes that affect communication. In K.L. Mauk (Ed.). Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care.  Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. pp. 87-119.

Ayalon, L., Feliciano, L., Areán, P.A. (2005) Aging changes that affect communication. In K.L. Mauk (Ed.). Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care.  Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. pp. 87-120.

Areán, P.A., Ayalon, L. (2005) Assessment and treatment of depressed older adults in primary care. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 12(3), 321-335.
 
Ayalon, L. (2005). Challenges associated with the study of resilience to trauma in Holocaust survivors. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 10(4), 347-358.
 
Ayalon, L. & Young, M. (2005). Racial group differences in help seeking behaviors. Journal of Social Psychology, 145, 391-403.
 
Ayalon, L., Areán, P.A., & Alvidrez, J. (2005) Adherence to antidepressant medications in Black and Latino elderly. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 13, 572-580
 
Areán, P.A., Ayalon, L., Hunkeler, E., Lin, E., Tang, L., Harpole, L., Hendrie, H., Williams, J.W, Jr., Unutzer, J. (2005) Improving depression care for older, minority patients treated in primary care: Results from the IMPACT study. Medical Care, 43, 381-390.


2004

Ayalon, L. & Huyck, M. H. (2004). Cultural Variants of Caregiving. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 11, 131-138
 
Ayalon, L. & Areán, P.A. (2004). Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease in four ethnic groups of older adults. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19, 51-57.

2003

Ayalon, L. & Young, M. A. (2003). A comparison of depressive symptoms in African Americans and Caucasian Americans. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 34, 111-1.
          
Ayalon, L. (2003). Providing care in the end of life- Ethical and therapeutic considerations. Clinical Case Studies, 2, 107-126.

2001

Ayalon, L. & Huyck, M. H. (2001). Latino caregiving to patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. Clinical Gerontologist, 24, 93-106.                                                                              

1999

Amir, M., Ayalon, L., Varshavsky, S., & Bulygina, N. (1999). Motherland or home country: a comparative study of quality of life among Jews from the former Soviet Union, who immigrated to Israel, Jews in Russia, and Israeli nonimmigrants. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 30, 712-721



 

 

 
 
 

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