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Title:
Alcohol assessment in the elderly: Evaluation of an instrument
Author:
Mackel, Cindy Lee, 1954-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Currently 12% of the U.S. population is over the age of 65, and by the year 2030 this number is projected to be 25% (U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging (SSCA), 1990). It is estimated that 37% of people over age 55 have an alcohol or substance abuse problem (Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care (SHLTC), 1992). Failure to recognize the elderly alcoholic results in delayed treatment and as a result, the older drinker suffers adverse effects related to the disease (Metzger & O'Brien, 1990). Extant tools for detecting alcoholism have been developed and used in younger populations, however there is a lack of information about the use of these tools in older populations (Graham, 1986). This study examined differences between two different age groups of known alcoholics using an established instrument, the Alcohol Use Inventory (Horn, Wanberg, & Foster, 1986).
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Gerontology.; Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sheehy, Christine M.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAlcohol assessment in the elderly: Evaluation of an instrumenten_US
dc.creatorMackel, Cindy Lee, 1954-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMackel, Cindy Lee, 1954-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractCurrently 12% of the U.S. population is over the age of 65, and by the year 2030 this number is projected to be 25% (U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging (SSCA), 1990). It is estimated that 37% of people over age 55 have an alcohol or substance abuse problem (Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care (SHLTC), 1992). Failure to recognize the elderly alcoholic results in delayed treatment and as a result, the older drinker suffers adverse effects related to the disease (Metzger & O'Brien, 1990). Extant tools for detecting alcoholism have been developed and used in younger populations, however there is a lack of information about the use of these tools in older populations (Graham, 1986). This study examined differences between two different age groups of known alcoholics using an established instrument, the Alcohol Use Inventory (Horn, Wanberg, & Foster, 1986).en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGerontology.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSheehy, Christine M.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1351323en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27149006en_US
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