Lorraine T Midanik

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To assess the short-term effect of retirement on mental health and health behaviors of members of a health maintenance organization aged 60-66, questionnaires were completed in 1985 and 1987 by employed members planning to retire during the study period and those not planning to retire. Mental health and health behaviors of members who actually retired (n =(More)
This study examined patterns of smoked substances (cigarettes and marijuana) among heterosexuals, gays, lesbians, and bisexuals based on data from the 2000 National Alcohol Survey, a population-based telephone survey of adults in the United States. We also examined the effect of bar patronage and sensation seeking/impulsivity (SSImp) on tobacco and(More)
Decisions concerning appropriate treatment in alcoholism programs are often based on the self-reports of the clients. However, few programs have incorporated validation procedures (such as breath tests) since it is generally assumed that alcoholics will deny the extent of their drinking and their subsequent alcohol problems. The self-reports of recent(More)
A 7-day recall measure of alcohol consumption was compared with two summary measures (a quantity/frequency scale and an overall summary measure) for 535 persons who had health examinations in a prepaid health plan. The data showed relatively strong correlations between the 7-day recall measure and the summary measures. Generally, the 7-day recall method(More)
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