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Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska

Works: 12 works in 50 publications in 2 languages and 927 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 )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 285 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."
Satisfaction surveys in long-term care( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recollections of a Jewish mathematician in Germany by Abraham Adolf Fraenkel( Book )

17 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 43 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
Life expectancy of kibbutz members by Uri Leviatan( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 26 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 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toḥelet ḥayim shel ḥavre ḳibuts by Uri Leviatan( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in Hebrew and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individual differences in cooperative, tutorial and competitive methods of learning by Jiska Cohen-Mansfield( )

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

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

Characteristics of Absenteeism in Nursing Home Staff by Jiska Cohen-Mansfield( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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)
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 1 WorldCat member library 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)
Hierarchic dementia scale by Martin G Cole( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 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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Cohen Jiska

Kohen-Manspiyld Yiskah

Kohen Yiskah

Mansfield Jiska Cohen-

Manspiyld Yiskah Kohen-

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English (48)

Hebrew (2)

Satisfaction surveys in long-term care