Publications

Lin., H., Chang., Y., Chen., C., Wan Ho., Y., Xi., W., Zhang., X., Fung., H. H., Ayalon., L. (2021). Are older adults more optimistic? Evidence from China, Israel and the US. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences

Ayalon., L. (2021). Trust and compliance with COVID-19 preventive behaviors during the pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Fischer F, Levis B, Falk C, Sun Y, Ioannidis JPA, Cuijpers P, Shrier I, Benedetti A, Thombs BD, and the DEPRESsion Screening Data (DEPRESSD). (2021). PHQ Collaboration. Comparison of different scoring methods based on latent variable models of the PHQ-9: an individual participant data meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine.

Cohn-Schwartz, E.* & Ayalon., L. (2020). COVID-19 protective behaviors: The role of living arrangements and localities. Journal of Applied Gerontology

Ayalon., L. & Shinan-Altman, S. (2021). Tension between reality and visions: Lessons from an evaluation of a training program of paid elder care workers. Health & Social Care in the Community

Ayalon., L. & Avidor., S. (2021). “We have become prisoners of our own age”: From a continuing care retirement community to a total institution in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. Age and Ageing

Ayalon., L. (2021). The global care network and its impact on sending and receiving countries: Current knowledge and future directions. Ageing and Society

Ayalon., L. & Segal-Karpas., D. (2021). When she worries I worry too: COVID-19 worries in the context of daughters’ and mothers’   relations. Research on Aging.

Vitman., A. & Ayalon., L. (2020). The relationship between satisfaction with the accessibility of the living environment and depressive symptoms in people 65 and older. Journal of Environmental Psychology

Koren, C., & Ayalon., L. (2020). Envy and Jealousy of Living Apart Together (LAT) Relationships in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC): Perspectives of staff and residents. British Journal of Social Work

Roy., S*& Ayalon., L. (2020). “Goodness and kindness”: Long distance caregiving through volunteers during the COVID-19 lockdown in India. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences.

Allen., L.* & Ayalon., L. (2020). “It’s Pure Panic”: The portrayal of residential care in American newspapers during COVID-19. The Gerontologist

Kottel, H.*, Cohn-Schwartz, E.* & Ayalon., L. (2020) Self-perceptions of aging and everyday ICT engagement: A test of reciprocal associations. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences

Cohn-Schwartz, E.* & Ayalon., L. (2020) Societal views of older adults as vulnerable and a burden to society during the COVID-19 outbreak: Results from an Israeli nationally representative sample. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences

Levkovich, I., Gewirtz-Meydan, A., & Ayalon, L. (2020). Communicating with older adults about sexual issues: How are these issues handled by physicians with and without training in human sexuality? Health and Social Care in the Community.

Xi, W*., Xu, W*., Zhang, X., Ayalon, L. (2020). A thematic analysis of Weibo topics (chinese twitter hashtags) regarding older adults during the COVID-19 outbreak. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences.

Ben-Harush, A*., Ayalon, L., Shinan-Altman., S. (2020). Turning community elder care into a profession: Insights from developers, employers, supervisors and trainees. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Ayalon, L., Zisberg, A., Cohn-Schwartz, E., Cohen-Mansfield, J., Perel-Levin, S., Bar Asher-Sigal, E. (2020). Long term care settings in the times of the COVID-19: Challenges and future directions. International Psychogeriatrics

Ayalon, L., Chasteen, A., Diehl, M., Levy, B., Neupert, S. D., Rothermund, K., … & Wahl, H. W. (2020). Aging in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Avoiding Ageism and Fostering Intergenerational Solidarity. The Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.

Ayalon, L. (2020). There is nothing new under the sun: Ageism and intergenerational tension in the age of the COVID-19 outbreak. International Psychogeriatrics, 1-11.

Cohn-Schwartz., E.*, Segal-Karpas, D. & Ayalon, L. (2020). Longitudinal dyadic effects of aging self-perceptions on health.  Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences

Ayalon, L. (2020). Life in a world for all ages: From a utopic idea to reality. Journal of Elder Policy

Ayalon, L., Lev, S., Lev, G. (2020). What can we learn from the past about the future of gerontology: Using natural language processing to examine the field of gerontology. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences

Levis et al. for the DEPRESSED collaboration (2020). Accuracy of the PHQ-2 Alone and in Combination with the PHQ-9 for Screening to Detect Major Depression: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA

Ayalon, L. & Cohn-Schwartz, E.*(2020). The reciprocal temporal associations of subjective age and social relations in adult day care centers over a one-year period. International Journal of Behavioral Development

Vitman, A.* & Ayalon, L. (2020). Older adults’ mental maps of their spatial environment: Exploring differences in attachment to the environment between participants in adult day care centers in rural and urban environments. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment

Fridman, S.,* Schindler, M. & Ayalon, L. (2020). No magic solutions: Social workers’ perceptions concerning the guardianship of older adults. Gerontologia

Levkovich, I., Gewirtz-Meydan, A., & Ayalon, L. (2020). Communicating with older adults about sexual issues: How are these issues handled by physicians with and without training in human sexuality? Health and Social Care in the Community.

Xi, W*., Xu, W*., Zhang, X., Ayalon, L. (2020). A thematic analysis of Weibo topics (chinese twitter hashtags) regarding older adults during the COVID-19 outbreak. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences

Ben-Harush, A*., Ayalon, L., Shinan-Altman., S. (2020). Turning community elder care into a profession: Insights from developers, employers, supervisors and trainees. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Ayalon, L., Zisberg, A., Cohn-Schwartz, E., Cohen-Mansfield, J., Perel-Levin, S., Bar Asher-Sigal, E. (2020). Long term care settings in the times of the COVID-19: Challenges and future directions. International Psychogeriatrics

Ayalon, L., Chasteen, A., Diehl, M., Levy, B., Neupert, S. D., Rothermund, K., … & Wahl, H. W. (2020). Aging in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Avoiding Ageism and Fostering Intergenerational Solidarity. The Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.

Ayalon, L. (2020). There is nothing new under the sun: Ageism and intergenerational tension in the age of the COVID-19 outbreak. International Psychogeriatrics, 1-11.

Cohn-Schwartz., E.*, Segal-Karpas, D. & Ayalon, L. (2020). Longitudinal dyadic effects of aging self-perceptions on health.  Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences

Ayalon, L. (2020). Life in a world for all ages: From a utopic idea to reality. Journal of Elder Policy

Levis et al. for the DEPRESSED collaboration (2020). Accuracy of the PHQ-2 Alone and in Combination with the PHQ-9 for Screening to Detect Major Depression: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA

Ayalon, L., Lev, S., Lev, G. (2020). What can we learn from the past about the future of gerontology: Using natural language processing to examine the field of gerontology. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences

Levis, B., for the DEPRESSED collaboration. (2020) Patient Health Questionnaire-9 scores do not accurately estimate depression prevalence: individual participant data meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/00981389.2017.1414096

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2017.06.033.

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.