CALAS: Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Aging Study

List of Publications

Prepared for the study day on longitudinal research of aging in Israel

7 September 2015


Bardage, C., Pluijm, S. M., Pedersen, N. L., Deeg, D. J., Jylhä, M., Noale, M., Blumstein, T., & Otero, A. (2005). Self-rated health among older adults: A cross-national comparison. European Journal of Ageing, 2, 149-158. doi:10.1007/s10433-005-0032-7

Ben-Ezra, M. (2007). The effect of severe life events on physical health, mental health and mortality among elderly Holocaust survivors. (Doctoral Thesis, University of Tel Aviv, Israel).

Ben-Ezra M., & Shmotkin, D. (2006). Predictors of mortality in the old-old in Israel: The Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Aging Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 54, 906-911. doi:10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.00741.x. See Abstract

Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2010). Physical versus mental predictors of mortality among the old-old in Israel: The CALAS study. Research on Aging, 32, 595-617. doi:10.1177/0164027510374283

Ben Shem, I. (2000). Successful aging characteristics among community-dwelling Jewish elderly in Israel. (Doctoral Thesis, University of Tel Aviv, Israel).

Benyamini, Y., Blumstein, T., Lusky, A., & Modan, B. (2003). Gender differences in the self-rated health–mortality association: Is it poor self-rated health that predicts mortality or excellent self-rated health that predicts survival? The Gerontologist, 43, 396-405. doi:10.1093/geront/43.3.396

Benyamini, Y., Blumstein, T., Murad, H., & Lerner-Geva, L. (2011). Changes over time from baseline poor self-rated health: For whom does poor self-rated health not predict mortality? Psychology & health, 26, 1446-1462. doi:10.1080/08870446.2011.559231

Blumstein, T., Benyamini, Y., Chetrit, A., Mizrahi, E. H., & Lerner-Geva, L. (2012). Prevalence and correlates of psychotropic medication use among older adults in Israel: Cross-sectional and longitudinal findings from two cohorts a decade apart. Aging & Mental Health, 16, 636-647. doi:10.1080/13607863.2011.644262

Blumstein, T., Benyamini, Y., Fuchs, Z., Shapira, Z., Novikoy, I., Walter-Ginzburg, A., & Modan, B. (2004). The effect of a communal lifestyle on depressive symptoms in late life. Journal of Aging and Health, 16, 151-174. doi:10.1177/0898264303262650

Blumstein, T., Benyamini, Y., Shmotkin, D., & Lerner-Geva, L. (2014). Gender differences in the prevalence and correlates of psychotropic medication use among older adults in Israel. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 51, 118-127. PMID: 25372561

Blumstein, T., Fuchs, Z., Walter-Ginzburg,A., Novikov, I., Lusky, A., Chetrit, A., Gindin, J., Habot, B., & Modan, B. (1998). Predictors of functional disability in the oldest-old in Israel. Gerontology [Gerontologia]. Special issue: Epidemiology and aging, 1-2, 29-42. (In Hebrew). See Abstract

Blumstein, T., Shmotkin, D., Eyal, N., Shorek, A., & Lerner-Geva, L. (2008). A longitudinal evaluation of medication use among the old-old population in Israel. Research on Aging, 30, 55-73. doi:10.1177/0164027507307920

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2012). Trends in health behaviors in the old-old population: Results from a national survey. Behavioral Medicine, 38, 6-11. doi:10.1080/08964289.2011.644642

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2013). Smoking and mortality among persons aged 75–94. Preventive Medicine, 56, 185-189. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2012.12.009

Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Kivity, Y. (2011). The relationships among health behaviors in older persons. Journal of Aging and Health, 23, 822-842. doi:10.1177/0898264311398130

Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Perach, R. (2011). Is there a reversal in the effect of obesity on mortality in old age? Journal of Aging Research, 12, 1-8. doi:10.4061/2011/765071

Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Perach, R. (2012). Sleep duration, nap habits, and mortality in older persons. Sleep, 35, 1003-1009. doi:10.5665/sleep.1970

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Shmotkin, D., Blumstein, Z., Shorek, A., Eyal, N., & Hazan, H. (2013). The old, old-old, and the oldest old: Continuation or distinct categories? An examination of the relationship between age and changes in health, function, and wellbeing. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 77, 37-57. doi:10.2190/AG.77.1.c

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Shmotkin, D., Eyal, N., Reichental, Y., & Hazan, H. (2010). A comparison of three types of autobiographical memories in old-old age: First memories, pivotal memories and traumatic memories. Gerontology, 56, 564-573. doi:10.1159/000295113

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Shmotkin, D., & Goldberg, S. (2009). Loneliness in old age: Longitudinal changes and their determinants in an Israeli sample. International Psychogeriatrics, 21, 1160-1170. doi:10.1017/S1041610209990974

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Shmotkin, D., & Goldberg, S. (2010). Predictors of longitudinal changes in older adults' physical activity engagement. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 18, 141-157.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Shmotkin, D., & Hazan, H. (2010). The effect of homebound status on older persons. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58, 2358-2362. doi:10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03172.x

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Shmotkin, D., & Hazan, H. (2012). Homebound older persons: Prevalence, characteristics, and longitudinal predictors. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 54, 55-60. doi:10.1016/j.archger.2011.02.016

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Shmotkin, D., Malkinson, R., Bartur, L., & Hazan, H. (2013). Parental bereavement increases mortality in older persons. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 5, 84-92. doi:10.1037/a0029011 See Abstract

Fuchs, Z., Blumstein, T., Novikov, I., Walter-Ginzburg, A., Lyanders, M., Gindin, J., Habot, B., & Modan, B. (1998). Morbidity, comorbidity, and their association with disability among community-dwelling oldest-old in Israel. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 53A, 447-455. doi:10.1093/gerona/53a.6.m447

Fuchs, Z., Novikov, I., Blumstein, T., Chetrit, A., Gindin, J., & Modan, B. (2003). Patterns of drug use among the community-dwelling old-old population in Israel. Israel Medical Assosication Journal (IMAJ), 5, 346-351.

Hazan, H. (2015). Against hybridity: Social impasses in a globalizing world. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.See Abstract

Kavé, G., Eyal, N., Shorek, A., & Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2008). Multilingualism and cognitive state in the oldest old. Psychology and Aging, 23, 70–78. doi:10.1037/0882-7974.23.1.70

Litwin, H., Shrira, A., & Shmotkin, D. (2012). Self-reported functional status among the old-old: A comparison of two Israeli cohorts. Journal of Aging and Health, 24, 846-862. doi:10.1177/0898264312436714

Minicuci, N., Noale, M., Bardage, C., Blumstein, T., Deeg, D. J., Gindin, J., … & Maggi, S. (2003). Cross-national determinants of quality of life from six longitudinal studies on aging: The CLESA project. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 15, 187-202. doi:10.1007/bf03324499

Minicuci, N., Noale, M., Pluijm, S. M. F., Zunzunegui, M. V., Blumstein, T., Deeg, D. J. H., ... &Jylhä, M. (2004). Disability-free life expectancy: a cross-national comparison of six longitudinal studies on aging. The CLESA project. European Journal of Ageing, 1, 37-44. doi:10.1007/s10433-004-0002-5

Modan, B. (1993). Some methodological aspects of population studies in the aged. In D .J .H. Deeg, C. P. M. Knipscheer, & W. van Tilburg (Eds.), Autonomy and well-being in the aging population: Concepts and design of the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (pp. 141-150). Bunnik, The Netherlands: Netherlands Institute of Gerontology

Modan, B., Blumstein, T., Fuchs, Z., Chetrit, A., Lusky, A., Novikov, I., & Walter-Ginzburg, A. (1996). The Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Aging Study (CALAS). In D. Rotem (Ed.), Eshel Five Year Plan: 1996-2000 (pp. 203-229). Jerusalem, Israel: Eshel, the Organization for Planning and Development of Services for the Elderly in Israel. (In Hebrew)

Noale, M., Minicuci, N., Bardage, C., Gindin, J., Nikula, S., Pluijm, S., ... & Maggi, S. (2005). Predictors of mortality: an international comparison of socio-demographic and health characteristics from six longitudinal studies on aging: the CLESA project. Experimental Gerontology, 40, 89-99. doi:10.1016/j.exger.2004.09.003

Palgi, Y. (2008). The relationships of affective well-being types to coping with traumatic life experiences, adaptation and mortality at old age. (Doctoral Thesis, University of Tel Aviv, Israel)

Palgi, Y., & Shmotkin, D. (2007). The relations of experiences in World War II and affect types of subjective well-being with functioning and mortality at old-old age. Gerontology: Journal of Aging Studies [Gerontologia], 34, 35-62. (In Hebrew). See Abstract

Palgi, Y., & Shmotkin, D. (2010). The predicament of time near the end of life: Time perspective trajectories of life satisfaction among the old-old. Aging and Mental Health, 14, 577-586. doi:10.1080/13607860903483086

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., Spalter, T., Kavé, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2014). Age-related and death-related differences in emotional complexity. Psychology and Aging, 29, 284-296. doi:10.1037/a0036302

Palgi, Y., Shrira, A., Ben-Ezra, M., Spalter, T., Shmotkin, D., & Kavé, G. (2010). Delineating terminal change in subjective well-being and subjective health. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 65B, 61-64. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbp095

Pluijm, S. M. F., Bardage, C., Nikula, S., Blumstein, T., Jylhä, M., Minicuci, N., ... & Deeg, D. J. H. (2005). A harmonized measure of activities of daily living was a reliable and valid instrument for comparing disability in older people across countries. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 58, 1015-1023. doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2005.01.017

Prager, E., Walter-Ginzburg, A., Blumstein, T., & Modan, B. (1999). Gender differences in positive and negative self-assessments of health status in a national epidemiological study of Israeli aged. Journal of Women and Aging, 11, 21-41. doi:10.1300/J074v11n04_03

Ruskin, P., Blumstein, T., Walter-Ginzburg, A., Fuchs, Z., Lusky, A., Novikov, I., & Modan, B. (1996). Depressive symptoms among community-dwelling oldest-old residents in Israel. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4, 208-217. doi:10.1097/00019442-199622430-00004

Shapira, Z. (1997). The effect of the health, marital and social state of the elderly members of the kibbutz community on the level of stress related to life in the kibbutz (Doctoral Thesis, University of Tel Aviv, Israel).

Shapira, Z., Chetrit, A., Walter-Ginzburg, A., Novikov, I., Blumstein, T., & Modan, B. (2002). Place of residence and subjective quality of life: Kibbutz residents compared to the general Israeli old-old population. Sustainable Communities Review, 5, 18-27.

Shmotkin, D., Blumstein, T., & Modan, B. (2003). Beyond keeping active: Concomitants of being a volunteer in old-old age. Psychology and Aging, 18, 602-607. doi:10.1037/0882-7974.18.3.602

Shmotkin, D., Blumstein, T., & Modan, B. (2003). Tracing long-term effects of early trauma: A broad-scope view of Holocaust survivors in late life. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71, 223-234. doi:10.1037/0022-006x.71.2.223

Shmotkin, D., Eyal, N., Hazan, H., Shkolnik, T., Shorek, A., & Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2013). Between the subjective and the objective: How informative is subjective evaluation of memory among the old-old? Clinical Gerontologist, 36, 294-315. doi:10.1080/07317115.2013.788115. See Abstract

Shmotkin, D., Lerner-Geva, L., Cohen Mansfield, J., Blumstein, T., Eyal, N., Shorek, A., Kavé, G., & Hazan, H. (2010). Profiles of functioning as predictors of mortality in old age: The advantage of a configurative approach. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 51, 68-75. doi:10.1016/j.archger.2009.07.010

Shmotkin, D., Shrira, A., Eyal, N., Blumstein, T., & Shorek, A. (2014). The prediction of subjective wellness among the old-old: Implications for the "fourth age" conception. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 69, 719-729. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbt052

Shrira, A., Palgi, Y., Ben-Ezra, M., & Shmotkin, D. (2011). Functioning and mortality of Holocaust survivors: Physical resilience and psychosocial vulnerabilities. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 16, 67-83. doi:10.1080/15325024.2010.519297. See Abstract

Spalter, T., Lowenstein, A., & Lewin-Epstein, N. (2015). Dynamic social capital and mental health in late life. In F. Nyqvist & A. K. Forsman (Eds.), Social capital as a health resource in later life: The relevance of context (pp. 33-49). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9615-6_3

Walter-Ginzburg, A., Blumstein, T. , Chetrit, A., Gindin, J., & Modan, B. (1999). A longitudinal study of characteristics and predictors of perceived instrumental and emotional support among the old-old in Israel. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 48, 279-299. doi:10.2190/e4fh-ku74-vnc5-9xv3

Walter-Ginzburg, A., Blumstein, T., Chetrit, A. & Modan, B. (2002). Social factors and mortality in the old-old in Israel: The CALAS study. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 57, 308-318. doi:10.1093/geronb/57.5.s308

Walter-Ginzburg A., Blumstein T., & Guralnik, J. M. (2004). The Israeli Kibbutz as a venue for reduced disability in old age: Lessons from the Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Aging Study. Social Science & Medicine, 59, 389-403. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2003.10.026

Walter-Ginzburg, A., Chetrit, A., Medina, C., Blumstein, T., Gindin, J., & Modan, B. (2001). Physician visits, emergency room utilization, and overnight hospitalization in the old-old in Israel: The Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Aging Study (CALAS). Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 49, 549-556. doi:10.1046/j.1532-5415.2001.49112.x

Walter-Ginzburg, A., Guralnik, J. M., Blumstein, T., Gindin, J. , & Modan, B. (2001). Assistance with personal care activities among the old-old in Israel: A national epidemiological study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 49, 1176-1184. doi:10.1046/j.1532-5415.2001.49234.x

Walter-Ginzburg, A., Shmotkin, D., Blumstein, T., & Shorek, A. (2005). A gender-based dynamic multidimensional longitudinal analysis of resilience and mortality in the old-old in Israel: The Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Aging Study (CALAS). Social Science & Medicine, 60, 1705-1715. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2004.08.023

Zunzunegui, M. V., Minicuci, N., Blumstein, T., Noale, M., Deeg, D. J. H., Jylhä, M., & Pedersen, N. L. (2007). Gender differences in depressive symptoms among older adults: a cross-national comparison: the CLESA project. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 42, 198-207. doi:10.1007/s00127-007-0158-3

Zunzunegui, M. V., Rodriguez-Laso, A., Otero, A., Pluijm, S. M. F., Nikula, S., Blumstein, T., …& Deeg, D. J. H. (2005). Disability and social ties: comparative findings of the CLESA study. European Journal of Ageing, 2, 40-47.