Research Studies

Updated: March 22, 2017

List of Studies on Distressing and Harmful Resident to Resident Interactions in Long-Term Care Homes

Compiled by Eilon Caspi Ph.D.

Allin, S. J., Bharucha, A., Zimmerman, J., Wilson, D., Roberson, M. J., Stevens, S., et al. (2003). Toward the automated assessment of behavioral disturbances of dementia. Paper presented at the meeting of the Fifth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and the Second International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing for Pervasive Healthcare Applications, Seattle, WA.

Anderson, F.J. & Buchanan, J.A. (2017). Bullying in senior living facilities: Perspectives of long-term care staff. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. Online ahead of print.

Benson, J. (2012). Relational Aggression and Subjective Well-Being in Independent Senior Living Communitie. Mather LifeWays Orange Paper.

Bharucha, A. J., Vasilescu, M., Dew, M. A., Begley, A., Stevens, S., Degenholtz, H., & Wactlar, H. (2008). Prevalence of behavioral symptoms: Comparison of the Minimum Data Set assessments with research instruments. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 9(4), 244-250.

Bonifas, R.P. (2015). Resident-to-resident aggression in nursing homes: Social worker involvement and collaboration with nursing colleagues. Health & Social Work. Advanced Access, published June 3, 2015.

Brazil, K., Maitland, J., Walker, M., & Curtis, A. (2013). The character of behavioural symptoms on admission to three Canadian long-term care homes. Aging & Mental Health, 17(8), 1059-1066.

Caspi, E. (2015). Aggressive behaviors between residents with dementia in an assisted living residence. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, 14(4), 528-546.

Castle, N.G. (2012). Resident-to-resident abuse in nursing homes as reported by nurse aides. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 24(4), 340-356.

Castle, N.G. (2010). Nurses aides’ reports of resident abuse in nursing homes. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 31, 402-422.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Billig, N., Lipson, S., Rosenthal, A.S., & Pawlson, L.G. (1990). Medical correlates of agitation in nursing home residents, Gerontology, 36(3), 150-158.

Donat, D.C. (1986). Altercations among institutionalized psychogeriatric patients. The Gerontologist, 26(3), 227-228. 

Holmberg, S.K. (1997). Evaluation of a clinical intervention for wanderers on a geriatric nursing unit. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, XI(1), 21-28.

Lachs, M., Bachman, R., Williams, & O’Leary J. R. (2007). Resident-to-resident elder mistreatment and police contact in Nursing Homes: Findings from a population-base cohort. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55(6), 840-845.

Lachs, M., Pillemer, K., Teresi, J.A., Ramirez, M., Van Haitsma, K., Silver, S., & Emicke, J.P. (2014). Resident-to-resident elder mistreatment in long term care: A prevalence study. Paper resented at part of the Symposium Resident-to-resident elder mistreatment: Findings from a large-scale prevalence study. Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference. Washington DC. November 8, 2014.

Lachs, M.S., Teresi, A.T., Ramirez, M., van Haitsma, K., Silver, S., Eimicke, J.P., Boratgis, G., Sukha, G., Kong, J., Besas, A.M. Luna, M.R. & Pillemer, K.A. (2016). The prevalence of resident-to-resident elder mistreatment in nursing homes. Annals of Internal Medicine. Published Online First on June 14, 2016

Lapuk, D.S. (2007). Resident aggression in the long-term care setting: Concerns and meanings from the perspectives of other residents. Masters Thesis, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

MacAndrew et al. (2016). Observing wandering-related boundary transgressions in people with severe dementia. Aging & Mental Health, Published online July 25, 2016.

MacAndrew et al. (2015). The trajectory of tolerance for wandering-related boundary transgression: An exploration of care staff and family perceptions. The Gerontologist, Advance Access Publication November 18, 2015.

Mackenzie, I. (2016). Resident-to-Resident Aggression in B.C. Care Homes. Office of the Senior Advocate, British Columbia, Canada.

Malone, M. L., Thompson, L. S., & Goodwin, J.S. (1993). Aggressive behaviors among the institutionalized elderly. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 41, 853-856.

Negley, E.N. & Manley, J.T. (1990). Environmental interventions in assaultive behavior. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 16(3), 29-33.

O’Rourke, H.M., Fraser, K.D., Duggleby, W., & Keating, N. (2016). The association of perceived conflict with sadness for long-term care residents with moderate to severe dementia. Dementia. Published OnlineFirst on June 15, 2016.

Orluv, L. & Nikku, N. (2007). Dignity work in dementia care: Sketching a microethical analysis. Dementia, 6(4), 507-525.

Pillemer, K., Chen, E.K., Van Haitsma, K.S., Teresi, J., Ramirez, M., Silver, S., Sukha, G., & Lachs, M.S. (2012). Resident-to-resident aggression in nursing homes: Results from a qualitative event reconstruction study. The Gerontologist, 52(1), 24-33.

Ramirez, M., Watkins, B., Teresi, J.A., Silver, S., Sukha, G., Bortagis, G., Van Haitsma, K., Lachs, M.S., & Pillemer, K. (2013). Using qualitative methods to develop a measure of resident-to-resident elder mistreatment in nursing homes. International Psychogeriatrics, 25(8), 1245-1256.

Robniovitz, S.N., Feldman, F., Yang, Y., Schonnop, R., Lueng, P.M., Sarraf, T., Sims-Gould, J., & Loughin, M. (2013). Video capture of the circumstances of falls in elderly people residing in long-term care: An observational study. The Lancet, 381 (9860), 47-54.

Rosen, T., Lachs, M. S., Bharucha, A. J., Stevens, S. M., Teresi, J. A., Nebres, F., & Pillemer, K. (2008). Resident-to-resident aggression in long-term care facilities: Insights from focus groups of nursing home residents and staff. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 56(8), 1398-1408.

Rosen, T., Lachs, M.S., Teresi, J., Eimicke, J., Van Haitsma, K., & Pillemer, K. (2015). Staff-reported strategies for prevention and management of resident-to-resident elder mistreatment in long-term care facilities. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect. Online ahead of print on April 20, 2015.

Schiamberg, L.B., Heydrich, L, Chee, G., & Post, L. (2015). Individual and contextual determinants of resident-to-resident abuse in nursing homes: A random sample of telephone survey of adults with an older family member in a nursing home. Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics, 61, 277-284

Shinoda-Tagawa, T., Leonard, R., Pontikas, J., McDonough, J.E., Allen, D., & Dreyer, P.I. (2004). Resident-to-resident violent incidents in nursing homes. Journal of the American Medical Association, 291(5), 591-598.

Sifford-Snellgrove, K.S., Beck, C., Green, A., McSweeney, J.C. (2012). Victim or initiator? Certified nursing assistants’ perceptions of resident characteristics that contribute to resident-to-resident violence in nursing homes. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 5(1), 55-63.

Sifford, K.S. (2010). Caregiver perceptions of unmet needs that lead to resident-to-resident violence involving residents with dementia in nursing homes (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Snellgrove, S., Beck, C., Green, A., & McSweeney, J.C. (2013). Resident-to-resident violence triggers in nursing homes. Clinical Nursing Research, 22(4), 461-474.

 Snellgrove, S., Beck, C., Green, A., & McSweeney, J.C. (2015). Putting residents first: Strategies developed by CNAs to prevent and manage resident-to-resident violence in nursing homes. The Gerontologist, 55(S1), S99-S107.

Special Investigation Division (2001). Abuse of residents is a major problem in U.S. nursing homes. U.S. House of Representatives.

Teresi, J.A., Ramirez, M., Ellis, J., Silver, S., Boratgis, G., Kong, J., Eimicke, J.P., Pillemer, K., & Lachs, M. (2013). A staff intervention targeting resident-to-resident elder mistreatment (R-REM) in long-term care increased staff knowledge, recognition, and reporting: Results from a cluster randomized trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50, 644-656.

Teresi, J.A., Ocepek-Welikson, K., Ramirez, M., Eimicke, J.P. Silver, S., Van Haitsma, K., Lachs, M.S., & Pillemer, K. (2014). Development of an instrument to measure staff-reported resident-to-resident elder mistreatment (R-REM) using item response theory and other latent variable models. The Gerontologist, 54(3), 460-472.

Trompetter, H., Scholte, R., & Westerhof, G. (2011). Resident-to-resident relational aggression and subjective well-being in assisted living facilities. Aging & Mental Health, 15(1), 59-67.

Yang, Y., Feldman, F., Leung, P.M., Scott, V., Robinovitz, S.N. (2015). Agreement between video footage and fall incident reports on the circumstances of falls in long-term care. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 16, 388-394.

Zhang, Z., Schiamberg, L., Oehmke, J. et al. (2011). Neglect of Older Adults in Michigan Nursing Homes. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect23, 58-74.