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Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska

Works: 18 works in 59 publications in 2 languages and 953 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author
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Most widely held works by Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
Understanding well-being in the oldest old by Leonard W Poon( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The demographic and social structure of most industrialized and developing countries are changing rapidly as infant mortality is reduced and population life span has increased in dramatic ways. In particular, the oldest-old (85+) population has grown and will continue to grow. This segment of the population tends to suffer physical and cognitive decline, and little information is available to describe how their positive and negative distal experiences, habits, and intervening proximal environmental influences impact their well-being, and how social and health policies can help meet the unique challenges they face. Understanding Well-Being in the Oldest Old is the outcome of a four-day workshop attended by U.S. and Israeli scientists and funded by the U.S.-Israel Bi-National Science Foundation to examine both novel and traditional paradigms that could extend our knowledge and understanding of the well-being of the oldest old. This volume engages social scientists in sharing methods of understanding, and thereby possibly improving, the quality of life of older populations, especially among the oldest old"--Provided by publisher
Recollections of a Jewish mathematician in Germany by Abraham Adolf Fraenkel( )

19 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham A. Fraenkel was a world-renowned mathematician in pre-Second World War Germany, whose work on set theory was fundamental to the development of modern mathematics. A friend of Albert Einstein, he knew many of the era's acclaimed mathematicians personally. He moved to Israel (then Palestine under the British Mandate) in the early 1930s. In his autobiography Fraenkel describes his early years growing up as an Orthodox Jew in Germany and his development as a mathematician at the beginning of the twentieth century. This memoir, originally written in German in the 1960s, has now been translated into English, with an additional chapter covering the period from 1933 until his death in 1965 written by the editor, Jiska Cohen-Mansfield. Fraenkel describes the world of mathematics in Germany in the first half of the twentieth century, its origins and development, the systems influencing it, and its demise. He also paints a unique picture of the complex struggles within the world of Orthodox Jewry in Germany. In his personal life, Fraenkel merged these two worlds during periods of turmoil including the two world wars and the establishment of the state of Israel. Including a new foreword by Menachem Magidor Foreword to the 1967 German edition by Yehoshua Bar-Hillel
Satisfaction surveys in long-term care( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life expectancy of kibbutz members by Uri Leviatan( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex differences in life expectancy among kibbutz members by Uri Leviatan( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toḥelet ḥayim shel ḥavre ḳibuts by Uri Leviatan( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in Hebrew and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Relationship between Agitated Behavior and Cognitive Functioning in Nursing Home Residents Preliminary Results by Jiska Cohen-Mansfield( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agitation is a significant problem for nursing home residents, their families, and their caretakers. Agitation is defined as inappropriate verbal, vocal, or motor activity which is not explained by needs or confusion per se. It includes behaviors such as aimless wandering, pacing, cursing, screaming, biting, and fighting. The inappropriate nature of agitated behavior, evidenced by aggressiveness, excessive repetition, or lack of adherence to social standards, is judged from the standpoint of an observer. Although the literature describes agitation as related to dementia and cognitive deterioration in the elderly, this relationship has not been studied. A study was conducted to empirically test the relationship between level of cognitive functioning and both level and nature of agitation in nursing home residents (N=165). Residents were assessed via nurses' rating instruments for cognitive functioning and agitation. The results indicated that agitation was more prevalent among cognitively impaired than among cognitively intact residents, with the highest levels of agitation being exhibited by those with moderate levels of cognitive impairment. However, agitation was also quite prevalent among cognitively intact residents. Manifestations of agitation appeared to differ between cognitively intact and cognitively impaired residents; the former used behaviors which resembled coping mechanisms, whereas the latter manifested a wide range of inappropriate behaviors. These findings provide a preliminary picture of the relationship between agitation and cognitive functioning. (Author/NB)
Characteristics of Absenteeism in Nursing Home Staff by Jiska Cohen-Mansfield( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study investigated factors associated with absenteeism among nursing staff (n=219) at a long-term care facility. Four absenteeism measures were calculated from personnel records for each month of the year: no pay (the sum of unscheduled, unpaid sick, and leave without pay), part day (the sum of arrived late and left early), paid sick, and total. Analysis was undertaken on the arcsine transformed values to equalize variances. Independent variables were obtained from administrative records and included unit on which the nurse worked, whether or not the nurse was a registered nurse, part- or full-time status, shift, sex, marital status, number of tax exemptions, birth year, and year of employment. Absenteeism was found to be higher on one new unit than on other units, lower among registered nurses than among other nurses, lower among more senior nursing staff, and higher for employees with a greater number of exemptions taken. Absenteeism was also lower in the winter than at other times of the year. Seniority was the most important explanatory variable, but the effect was approximately linear. A hypothesized burnout pattern predicting that absenteeism would be low initially, would increase after one year, and would be low among nursing staff remaining for 2 years or longer was not found. (Author)
Individual differences in cooperative, tutorial and competitive methods of learning by Yiskah Kohen( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Predictors of mortality in nursing home residents( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hierarchic dementia scale by Martin G Cole( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Non-pharmacological interventions for persons with dementia: what are they and how should they be studied?( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : The publication of four papers concerning non-pharmacological interventions for persons with dementia heralds progress in the science of dementia care. The four papers are very diverse in focus and methodology, and include a study of the impact of a visual arts program on quality of life, communication, and well-being by Windle et al. (2017 ); an overview of systematic reviews of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia by Dyer et al. (2017 ); a systematic review of the efficacy of intervention in people with Lewy body dementia by Morrin et al. (2017 ); and a protocol of the Behavior and Evolution of Young Onset Dementia part two (BEYOND-II) study, an intervention study aimed at improvement in the management of neuropsychiatric symptoms in institutionalized people with young onset dementia by van Duinen-van den IJssel et al. (2017 )
Efficacy of the I-SOCIAL intervention for loneliness in old age: Lessons from a randomized controlled trial( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: Loneliness is common among older persons and is associated with adverse health and wellbeing outcomes. We investigated a theory-based intervention that addresses barriers to social contacts and aims at increasing social self-efficacy. Individuals that met pre-assessment criteria of cognitive function, physical health, and loneliness levels were randomly assigned either to the I-SOCIAL intervention that combined both individual and group sessions to address individuals' unique social challenges, or to the control group. Assessment was administered at baseline, after the completion of the intervention, and after a 3-month follow-up period. The intervention group showed significant decline in loneliness level compared to the control group, both after the intervention and after the follow-up period. This innovative combination of analysis of personal barriers, support provided by the counselors, group activities, and individualized suggestions for social activities in the participant's neighborhood, may account for the success of the intervention in decreasing participants' loneliness levels
The relationship between health services standardized costs and mortality is non-linear: Results from a large HMO population( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Highlights: Low Health Services Standardized Costs (HSSC) poses greater mortality risk than medium HSSC. Despite a universal health system, vulnerable status predicted mortality. The low HSSC group may be at risk of underutilizing services. Abstract: Older age, male gender, and poor socioeconomic status have been found to predict mortality. Studies have also documented an elevation in health services standardized costs (HSSC) and expenditures in the last years of life. We examined the contribution of HSSC in the last years of life in predicting mortality beyond predictors that have been established in the literature, and whether the impact of HSSC on mortality is linear. Vulnerability, operationalized as being exempt from co-payments due to poverty, being a holocaust survivor, or other reasons, was examined as potentially mediating the relationship between HSSC and mortality. We used longitudinal data obtained from the largest Health Maintenance Organization in Israel. Subjects were insured persons who were over age 65 in 2006 (n = 423, 140). Predictors included demographics, co-morbidity, and HSSC. All factors significantly predicted time to death. For HSSC, high levels displayed the highest Hazard Ratios (HR), with medium levels having the lowest HRs. The higher mortality rate in the low HSSC group might indicate a risk of underutilizing health services. Vulnerable status remained a predictor of mortality even within a system of universal access to healthcare. There is a need for establishing mechanisms to identify those underutilizing health services. A universal health care system is insufficient for providing equal health care, indicating a need for additional means to increase equality
Factors influencing hospital patients' preferences in health care within the process of assigning a durable power of attorney by Jiska Cohen Mansfield( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Retirement Preparation Programs( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Purpose: This study was designed to examine whether preretirement intervention, through preparation programs conducted by social workers, enhances retirees’ healthy retirement transition, self-mastery, and well-being outcomes. Methods: Data were gathered at preprogram, postprogram, and at 6-month follow-up. A total of 84 participants filled out pre- and postprogram questionnaires, of which 66 also completed follow-up assessment. Participants were 1–3 months before retirement at preassessment and 4–8 months after retirement at follow-up. Results: The preretirement program improved participants’ appraisal of retirement and created lower and more realistic expectations of postretirement work prospects. While these variables changed in the expected direction between pre- and postprogram assessment, participants’ scores at follow-up indicated less self-mastery, greater depressed affect, and less positive feelings regarding retirement. Discussion: The short-term value of retirement programs was supported and revealed the importance of follow-up programs to maintain short-term gains and to address additional long-term developments
Trajectories at the end of life: A controlled investigation of longitudinal Health Services Consumption data( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Highlights: This paper is pioneering in its focus on individual-based data driven health service consumption (HSC) trajectories. It compares trajectories of deceased persons to a matched living sample. HSC trajectories prevalence was related to distance between peak HSC and death. Those who died had higher HSC already four years prior to death and significant differences in background data were found between trajectories. The findings show the utility of individual-level HSC trajectories and should inform current debates concerning end of life care and policies. Abstract: Background: Knowledge of individual-level trajectories of Health Services Consumption (HSC) at End-of-Life (EoL) is scarce. Such research is needed for understanding and planning health expenditures. Objective: To explore individual-level EoL trajectories in the Israeli population. This approach differs from past studies which aggregated across populations or disease groups. Data sources: We used HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) longitudinal data for HSC of persons ages 65–90 who died during 2010–2011 (n = 35, 887) and of an age by sex matched sample of persons who were alive by mid-2012 (n = 48, 560). Design: HSC per quarter was calculated for each individual. Trajectory-types of HSC were described through k-means cluster analysis. Extraction methods: Data were extracted from computerized HMO files. HSC was computed as a standardized function of HMO costs for each individual. Results: In both samples, low HSC trajectories were the most common. However, among the deceased, all trajectories had higher HSC than those who were alive; the low HSC trajectory cluster represented a smaller percentage of the sample; and all relevant trajectories included a HSC peak. In contrast, the most common trajectory among the living was a flat low HSC. Clusters differed significantly by sex, disease status, and age. Conclusion: This methodology shows the utility of individual-level analysis of HSC at end-of-life and should inform future research and current debates concerning EoL care and resource distribution
Dementia prevention, intervention, and care( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Understanding well-being in the oldest old
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