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 on December 31, 2000
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.