Clinical Gerontologist Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

The superlative journal of aging and mental health, Clinical Gerontologist presents timely material relevant to the needs of mental health professionals and all practitioners who deal with the aged client. The journal is designed for psychologists, physicians, nurses, social workers, and counselors (family, pastoral, and vocational) who address the issues commonly found in later life, including: adjustments to changing roles, dementia, caregivers, depression, hypochondriasis, paranoia. Here is an excellent and informative resource for mental health professionals and practitioners who work with elderly clients. There is no "poetry and politics" in Clinical Gerontologist, nor is there dry theory with no practical application. All articles in this practitioners' journal feature timely, practical material relevant and applicable to the assessment and management of mental disorders in later life.

Current impact factor: 0.94

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 0.94
2013 Impact Factor 0.66
2012 Impact Factor 0.464
2011 Impact Factor 0.727

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.02
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.13
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.34
Website Clinical Gerontologist website
Other titles Clinical gerontologist
ISSN 0731-7115
OCLC 8236085
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: A growing number of ethnically diverse persons are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD). Cognitive impairment is a key antecedent to agitation in persons with ADRD. There is increased recognition for the identification and testing of non-pharmacological interventions for the management of agitation in ethnically diverse populations. The evidence-based guideline of individualized music, currently in its 5th edition (Gerdner, 2013a), is one such intervention. This guideline has been tested in eight countries. In keeping with the holistic approach to this intervention, this article focuses on the importance of incorporating the role of ethnicity in the assessment of individualized music. This is underscored with a previously unpublished case example of a Mexican American man.
    Clinical Gerontologist 12/2015; 38(2):179-186. DOI:10.1080/07317115.2014.988900

  • Clinical Gerontologist 11/2015; DOI:10.1080/07317115.2015.1101635

  • Clinical Gerontologist 10/2015; DOI:10.1080/07317115.2015.1106900

  • Clinical Gerontologist 10/2015; DOI:10.1080/07317115.2015.1101634

  • Clinical Gerontologist 10/2015; DOI:10.1080/07317115.2015.1101631

  • Clinical Gerontologist 08/2015; DOI:10.1080/07317115.2015.1073823
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    ABSTRACT: The study examines the depression of older adults with the level of depressive symptoms in Korean older adults (N = 319) who have cancer and are currently receiving treatment. Level of depressive symptoms was measured using the Korean version of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (K-CES-D). Other factors under consideration were socio-demographic variables (gender, age, education, living with spouse, and perceived economic status), cancer/treatment variables (cancer stage at diagnosis, number of treatment, recurrence, and level of functional capability), internal resources (optimism and cancer-related health worries), and external resources (perceived support from family, friends, and medical professionals, other life stressors, and financial burden on medical costs). Data were analyzed using a hierarchical regression model with these variables entered as predictors and level of depressive symptoms as the dependent variable. The results showed a higher prevalence of depressive symptoms among patients with lower economic status, lower functional capabilities, less optimism, more cancer-related health worries, and less family supports. The findings suggest that efforts to enhance optimism and family support, and reduce cancer-related health worries should be emphasized in interventions for older adults with cancer.
    Clinical Gerontologist 08/2015; 38(5):150805084043000. DOI:10.1080/07317115.2015.1067273
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    ABSTRACT: We examined the relationship between social support, lifestyle habits and disease-related factors with the place of primary health care provision: health care center versus elder’s home. Logistic regression analysis was performed to determine the effect of independent variables on the provision of health care services. Users of home visits were significantly older, with lower family income and poorer social support systems. Furthermore, elderly people with nutritional risk status, heart failure, functional dependence and cognitive impairment were among those most likely to request in-home care visits. Our study suggests that age, nutritional risk and functional dependence are the most important factors to predict the use of home health care services compared to general practitioner visits.
    Clinical Gerontologist 07/2015; 38(5):150706145741008. DOI:10.1080/07317115.2015.1067269
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    ABSTRACT: In a study that sampled clinical and counseling graduate students in four countries, we examined ways in which students who don’t plan to specialize in work with older adults anticipate future work with this population. Participants (n = 431) completed an online survey of geropsychology training opportunities and the Pikes Peak Geropsychology Knowledge and Skill Assessment Tool. Counseling psychology students and those pursuing a Psy.D. or Master’s degree were more likely to anticipate future work with older adults than clinical psychology students and those pursuing a Ph.D, though clinical psychology students tended to have more training opportunities in geropsychology. Content analysis was used to examine open-ended responses about expectations for future work with older adults. Themes varied by country, degree, and specialty.
    Clinical Gerontologist 07/2015; 38(5):150706145734008. DOI:10.1080/07317115.2015.1067271
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    ABSTRACT: Greater social support is associated with decreased psychological distress among older adults. Researchers have found racial differences in psychological distress. Might race moderate social support and psychological distress? The authors hypothesized African American collectivistic values could increase the importance of social support. Participants were rural adults aged 60 and older (N = 100). Multiple regression analyses controlled for health, income, education, and sex. Race moderated satisfaction with social support and psychological distress. However, greater satisfaction predicted less psychological distress among Caucasians while it was not associated with African Americans’ distress in this sample. Achieving satisfaction with social support may be particularly important for Caucasians receiving therapy. Interventions may also address strategies to improve physical health, emotional support, and quality of social support, which significantly predicted psychological distress for both groups.
    Clinical Gerontologist 07/2015; 38(5):150706145745000. DOI:10.1080/07317115.2015.1067272
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    ABSTRACT: Treatment of personality disorders (PDs) in older adults is a highly underexplored topic. In this article clinical applicability of the findings from a recent Delphi study regarding treatment aspects of PDs in older adults is explored. This concerns the relevance of three psychotherapeutic treatment levels for PDs in later life: 1) personality-changing treatment, 2) adaptation-enhancing treatment and 3) supportive-structuring treatment. By means of three cases concerning the three levels, all from a cognitive behavioral perspective, namely 1) schema therapy, 2) cognitive behavioral therapy and 3) behavioral therapy, we illustrate the usefulness of the different levels in the selection of treatment for older adults with PDs. Throughout all treatment levels, attention to specific age-related psychotherapeutic topics - such as loss of health and autonomy, cohort beliefs, sociocultural context, beliefs about and consequences of somatic comorbidity, intergenerational linkages, and changing life perspectives - is crucial, as they often cause an exacerbation of personality pathology in later life. Suggestions as to how to adapt existing treatments within a cognitive behavioral framework in order to better mold them to the needs and experiences of older adults with PDs, are discussed.
    Clinical Gerontologist 05/2015; 38(4):150512113919005. DOI:10.1080/07317115.2015.1032464
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    ABSTRACT: There are various reasons underlying why older adults find themselves in the role of a caregiver to their adult child, ranging from having a child born with a developmental disability, to having a child who suffers from a long term disability to having an adult child who has been diagnosed with a psychological disorder to raising one’s grandchildren in the absence of their adult children. The caregiving literature focuses almost entirely on care provided to the older adult, rather than by the older adult. Unlike the breadth of literature on these adult children or spouse caregivers, there is a dearth of literature about this cohort and the impact that care provision has on their mental health and well-being. This may be largely due to the lack of a framework for identifying and focusing on the needs of this cohort of caregivers. The only framework to date has focused on the bi-directionality of care when the adult child is at the center of care provision. As older adult caregivers age, they are pressed between their own physical and emotional aging needs and providing care to their adult children. The conceptualization of caregivers in this cohort as the Panini Sandwich Generation provides the needed lens by which mental health professionals can begin to explore and address the emotional and psychological needs and experiences of older adult caregivers.
    Clinical Gerontologist 05/2015; 38(4):150512114016007. DOI:10.1080/07317115.2015.1032466
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    ABSTRACT: This article presents the qualitative results of semi-structured interviews with five established couples where one individual was diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The interviews were designed to explore the effects of the initial diagnosis, the felt experience of the disease by both members of the couple and the resulting impact on the couple’s dynamics. The aim of the study was to discover the issues unique to this situation, what successful management strategies these couples may have found, and thus to inform the future provision of couples therapies where AD is present. The primary findings support results found in other recent studies of couples encountering AD with some additional insights: (a) The actual diagnosis was very difficult to hear. An unexpected finding in this study was that the way the diagnosis was delivered was often more traumatic than the diagnosis itself. (b) All couples reported challenging issues of increasing dependency and marked changes in the balance of independent action for each partner versus shared responsibilities. In addition, couples shared their individual experiences of anger as a response to unfulfilled performance expectations, both by the AD patient and the well spouse. (c) This small study group saw travel, a common activity for older people, as maintaining “couplehood” in addition to its other benefits.
    Clinical Gerontologist 05/2015; 38(4):150512114023000. DOI:10.1080/07317115.2015.1032465