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-

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). Preventing depression relapse in older adults. In C. S. Richards & M. G. Perri. Relapse Prevention for Depression. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association

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.

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. & 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. (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. pp. 1-14. (Hebrew)

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.

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.

Lev, S., Wurm, S., & Ayalon, L. (2018). The origins of ageism at the individual level. In Ayalon, L. & Tesch-Roemer, C. (Eds.). Contemporary perspectives on ageism (pp. 51-72). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Gewirtz-Meydan, A.*, Hafford-Letchfield, T., Benyamini, Y., Phelan, A., Jackson, J., & Ayalon, L. (2018). Ageism and sexuality. In Ayalon, L. & Tesch-Roemer, C. (Eds.). Contemporary perspectives on ageism (pp. 149-162). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Chen., A. X.*, Tsang., V-A., L.*, Wong., J.T.K.*, Fung., H., H., & Ayalon., L. (2019). Three Ways that Ageing Affects Women Differently from Men: Menopause, Changes in Physical Appearance and Caregiving. Cambridge International Handbook on Psychology of Women. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Roy, S*& Ayalon, L. (2019). Age and gender stereotypes reflected in Google’s “Autocomplete” function: The portrayal and possible spread of societal stereotypes. The Gerontologist

Shinan-Altman, S., Soskolne, V., & Ayalon, L. (2019). Becoming a Home Care Worker: Job-Seekers’ Push and Pull Factors. Research on aging, 0164027519886176.

Ayalon, L. & Gweirtz-Meydan, A.* (2019). Physicians’ moral dilemmas in the age of Viagra. Men and Masculinities

Ayalon., L. (2019). Sense of belonging to the community in continuing care retirement communities and adult day care centers: The role of the social network. Journal of Community Psychology

Ayalon, L. (2019). Perceived Discrimination and Stigma in the Context of the Long-Term Care Insurance Law from the Perspectives of Arabs and the Jews in the North of Israel. International journal of environmental research and public health16(19), 3511.

Segal-Karpas, D. & Ayalon, L. (2019). Loneliness and hostility in older adults: a cross-lagged model. Psychology & Aging

Shinan-Altman, S., Gum., A., Ayalon, L. (2019). Moving to a continuing care retirement community or staying in the community? A comparison between American and Israeli older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology  0733464819879015

Gweirtz-Meydan, A.* & Ayalon, L. (2019). “Shades of grey”: Exploring public opinion about later-life sexuality. Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement

Ayalon, L., Dolberg, P., Mikulionienė, S., Perek-Bialak, J., Rapoliene, G., Stypińska, J., Willińska, M., & de la Fuente Núñez, V. (2019). A systematic review of existing ageism scales. Ageing Research Reviews

Ayalon, L. (2019). Social network type in the continuing care retirement community. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Ayalon, L., Gewirtz-Meydan, A.*, Levkovich, I.*, & Karkabi, K. (2019). Older men and women reflect on changes in sexual functioning in later life. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 1-21

Wu, Y., Levis, B., Riehm, K. E., Saadat, N., Levis, A. W., Azar, M., … & Ioannidis, J. P. (2019). Equivalency of the diagnostic accuracy of the PHQ-8 and PHQ-9: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. Psychological medicine, 1-13.

Levis, B., Benedetti, A., & Thombs, B. D. (2019). Accuracy of Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) for screening to detect major depression: individual participant data meta-analysis. bmj365, l1476.

Koren, C. & Ayalon, L. (2019). “Not living together yet all the time together”: The construction of Living-Apart-Together in Continuing Care Retirement Communities from perspectives of residents and CCRC staff. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 0265407519840711.

Levinson, N., & Ayalon, L. (2019). The Life Experiences of Old Women Diagnosed with a Gambling Disorder. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 1-18.

Levkovich, I., Gewirtz-Meydan, A., Karkabi, K., & Ayalon, L. (2019). When sex meets age: Family physicians’ perspectives about sexual dysfunction among older men and women: A qualitative study from Israel. European Journal of General Practice25(2), 85-90.


Ayalon, L., & Gum, A. (2019). A typology of source of information about the continuing care retirement community and older adults’ living arrangement. Journal of Housing for the Elderly

Ayalon, L., Nevedal, A., & Briller, S. (2018). Capturing change and stability in longitudinal qualitative research: insights from a study about aging and life transitions in Israeli continuing care retirement communities. Educational Gerontology44(12), 753-765.

Ayalon, L., Gewirtz-Meydan, A., & Levkovich, I. (2019). Older Adults’ Coping Strategies With Changes in Sexual Functioning: Results From Qualitative Research. The journal of sexual medicine16(1), 52-60.

Palgi, Y., Ayalon, L., Avidor, S., Segel-Karpas, D., & Bodner, E. (2018). On the edge: The association between extreme values of proportional felt-age and functioning. Psychiatry research270, 538-543.

Gewirtz-Meydan, A.,* & Ayalon, L. (2019). Why do older adults have sex? Approach and avoidance sexual motives among older women and men. The Journal of Sex Research56(7), 870-881.

Segel-Karpas, D., Ayalon, L., & Lachman, M. E. (2018). Retirement and depressive symptoms: A 10-year cross-lagged analysis. Psychiatry research269, 565-570.


Nevedal, A. L., Ayalon, L., & Briller, S. H. (2018). A qualitative evidence synthesis review of longitudinal qualitative research in gerontology. The Gerontologist59(6), e791-e801

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 Aging2(3), igy024.

Ayalon, L. (2018). Loneliness and anxiety about aging in adult day care centers and continuing care retirement communities. Innovation in Aging2(2), igy021.

Ayalon, L., Levkovich, I., Gewirtz-Meydan, A., & Karkabi, K. (2019). A life course perspective on the ways older men and women discuss sexual issues. Archives of sexual behavior48(3), 911-919.

Levkovich. I. *, Gewirtz-Meydan, A. *, Karkabi, K., & Ayalon, L. (2018). Views of family physicians on heterosexual sexual function in older adults. BMC family practice19(1), 86.‏

Ayalon, L. (2018). Examining alternative items for the assessment of perceived ageism. Educational Gerontology, 1-9.‏

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

Ayalon, L. & Yahav. (2019). Location, location, location: Close ties among older continuing care retirement community residents. PlosOne

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. doi: 1049732318780350.‏

Green, 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 Research7(1), 32

Gewirtz-Meydan, A. *, Hafford-Letchfield, T., Ayalon, L., Benyamini, Y., Biermann, V., Coffey, A., … & Zeman, Z. (2018). How do older people discuss their own sexuality? A systematic review of qualitative research studies. Culture, health & sexuality, 1-16.‏

Dolberg, P., Goldfracht, M., Karkabi, K., Bleichman, I., Fleischmann, S., & Ayalon, L. (2019). Knowledge and attitudes about mental health among older immigrants from the former Soviet Union to Israel and their primary care physicians. Transcultural psychiatry56(1), 123-145.

Shamir, H. *, Shinan-Altman, S., & Ayalon, L. (2018). Perceptions of death and aging among terminally ill older adults. Society and Welfare. In Hebrew

Levis, B. *, Benedetti, A., Riehm, K. E., Saadat, N., Levis, A. W., Azar, M., …Ayalon, L… & Gilbody, S. (2018). Probability of major depression diagnostic classification using semi-structured versus fully structured diagnostic interviews. The British Journal of Psychiatry212(6), 377-385.

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

Gweirtz-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, 1-18. doi: 10.1080/14681994.2018.1437258

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. doi: 10.1177/0164027517749612

Ayalon, L. & Levkovich, I. (2018). A Systematic Review of Research on Social Networks of Older Adults. The Gerontologist.‏ doi: 10.1093/geront/gnx218

Ayalon, L. & Rothermund, K. (2018). Examining the utility of national indicators of relative age disadvantage in Europe. European Journal of Ageing15(2), 189-197.‏ doi: 10.1007/s10433-017-0435-2

Lev. S., * & Ayalon, L. (2018). A typology of social workers in long term care facilities in Israel. Social Work63(2), 171-178.‏ doi: 10.1093/sw/swy002

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

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. & Gewirtz-Meydan, A. * (2017). Senior, mature or single: A qualitative analysis of homepage advertisements of dating sites for older adults. Computers in Human Behavior, 75, 876-882.

Noon, R. B. *, & Ayalon, L. (2017). Older adults in public open spaces: Age and gender segregation. The Gerontologist58(1), 149-158.‏ doi: 10.1093/geront/gnx047.

Dolberg, P. *, & Ayalon, L. (2017). Subjective meanings and identification with middle-age. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development. doi: 10.1177/0091415017721932

Gewirtz-Meydan, A. *, & Ayalon, L. (2017). Forever young: Visual representations of gender and age in online dating sites for older adults. Journal of Women & Aging, 1-19. doi: 10.1080/08952841.2017.1330586

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, 39(7), 1001-1014. doi: 10.1108/ER-07-2016-0136

Gum, A. M., & Ayalon, L. (2017). Self‐perceptions of aging mediate the longitudinal relationship of hopelessness and depressive symptoms. International journal of geriatric psychiatry33(4), 591-597.‏ doi: 10.1002/gps.4826

Gum, A. M., 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 & Mental Health, 1-6. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1383972

Gum, A. M., Shiovitz-Ezra, S., & Ayalon, L. (2017). Longitudinal associations of hopelessness and loneliness in older adults: results from the US health and retirement study. International psychogeriatrics29(9), 1451-1459.‏ doi: 10.1017/S1041610217000904

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

Shinan-Altman, S. & Ayalon, L. (2017). Perceived control among migrant live-in and local live-out home care workers in Israel. Aging & Mental Health, 1-7. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1401584

Shrira, A., Ayalon, L., Bensimon, M., Bodner, E., Rosenbloom, T., & Yadid, G. (2017). Parental Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Are Related to Successful Aging in Offspring of Holocaust Survivors. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1099. Doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01099.

Vitman-Schorr, A. *, Ayalon, L., & Khalaila, R. (2017). Perceived accessibility to services and sites among Israeli older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology. doi: 10.1177/0733464817721112

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, 28(11), 1867-1877.

Ayalon, L. (2016). Intergenerational perspectives on autonomy following a transition to a continuing care retirement community. Research on Aging, 38(2), 127-149. doi: 10.1177/0164027515575029

Ayalon, L. (2016). Perceived age discrimination: A precipitator or a consequence of depressive symptoms? Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbw101

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

Ayalon, L. (2016). Satisfaction with aging reduces the risk for falling. International Psychogeriatrics, 28(5), 741-747. doi: 10.1017/S1041610215001969.

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. doi: 10.1177/0733464816637851

Ayalon, L., Bodner, E., Avidor, S., Palgi, Y. (2016). 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.* (2016). 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., Lev, S.*, Green, O.*, Nevo, U* (2016). A systematic review and meta-analysis of interventions designed to prevent or stop elder maltreatment. Age and Ageing, 45(2), 216-227. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afv193

Ayalon, L. & Roziner, I. (2016). Satisfaction with the relationship from the perspectives of family caregivers, older adults and their home care workers. Aging and Mental Health, 20(1), 56-64. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1020412

Ayalon, L., Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Roziner, I. (2016). A cross-lagged model of the reciprocal associations of loneliness and memory functioning. Psychology and Aging, 31(3), 255-261. doi: 10.1037/pag0000075

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, 14(1), 39-48. doi: 10.1007/s10433-016-0389-9

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, 14(1), 17-27. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1035696

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, 13(4), 287-297. doi:10.1007/s10433-016-0391-2

Gweirtz-Meydan, A.* & Ayalon, L. (2016). Physicians’ response to sexual dysfunction presented by a younger vs. an older adult. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 32(12), 1476-1483. doi: 10.1002/gps.4638

Lev, S.* & Ayalon, L. (2016). Coping with the obligation dilemma:  Prototypes of social workers in the nursing home. British Journal of Social Work, 46(5), 1318-1335. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcv038

Lev, S.* & Ayalon, L. (2016). Moral distress among long term care social workers: Questionnaire validation. Research on Social Work Practice. doi: 10.1177/1049731516672070.

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, 12(6). doi:

Shinan-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. doi: 10.1177/0733464816675420

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, 43(2), (in Hebrew).

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 Sciences, 70(3), 432-442. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu051

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

Ayalon, L. & Green, O.* (2015). Live-in vs. live-out home care in Israel: Satisfaction with services and caregivers’ outcomes. The Gerontologist, 55(4), 628-642. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnt122

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. doi: 10.1177/1355819615577807

Ayalon, L. (2015). Perceptions of old age and aging in the continuing care retirement community. International Psychogeriatrics, 27(4), 611-620. doi: 10.1017/S1041610214002415

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. doi: 10.1177/0020764014549082.

Ayalon, L., Karkabi, K., Bleichman, I., Fleischmann, S., Goldfracht, M. (2016). Barriers to the Treatment of Mental Illness in Primary Care Clinics in Israel. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 43(2), 231-40. doi: 10.1007/s10488-015-0634-0.