Cover: In Re Alcohol Use in Older Adults

In Re Alcohol Use in Older Adults

Published in: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, v. 49, no. 3, Mar. 2001, p. 335-336

Posted on rand.org 2001

by Arlene Fink, Sally C. Morton, John Beck, Ron D. Hays, Karen Spritzer, Sabine M. Oishi, Mark C. Tsai, Alison A. Moore

Alcohol use among older adults is a growing concern. Clinicians need to be aware of the potential health implications of their older patients' alcohol use. The authors developed a screening measure for older adults, the Alcohol-related Problems Survey (ARPS). A set of scoring algorithms classifies respondents as nonhazardous, hazardous, or harmful drinkers.

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