Adding an Alcohol‐Related Risk Score to an Existing Categorical Risk Classification for Older Adults: Sensitivity to Group Differences

  title={Adding an Alcohol‐Related Risk Score to an Existing Categorical Risk Classification for Older Adults: Sensitivity to Group Differences},
  author={Sandra R. Wilson and Arlene Fink and Shinu Verghese and John C Beck and Khue Nguyen and Philip W. Lavori},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate a new alcohol‐related risk score for research use. 

Development of an Australian version of the Alcohol‐Related Problems Survey: A comprehensive computerised screening tool for older adults

The Alcohol‐Related Problems Survey (ARPS) reliably classifies drinking as non‐hazardous, hazardous or harmful using scoring algorithms that consider quantity and frequency of alcohol use alone and

Assessing the Usability of Web-Based Alcohol Education for Older Adults: A Feasibility Study

Community-dwelling older adults are receptive to online alcohol education and the education should be included as a component of a larger effort consisting of screening and counseling preferably in a health care setting.

The Prevalence of Harmful and Hazardous Alcohol Consumption in Older U.S. Adults: Data from the 2005–2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)

Most older Americans who drink are light/moderate drinkers, yet substantial proportions of such drinkers drink in a manner that is either harmful or hazardous to their health, and older adults with risky alcohol consumption are unlikely to be identified by health care providers.

Perceptions of Elders' Substance Abuse and Resilience

Human service students' perceptions about older persons' resilience and recovery from substance abuse were investigated and overall, respondents did not agree that treating older persons for a substance abuse problem was wasteful of resources or older people do not benefit from treatment.

Attributions of Autonomy and Competence of Older and Younger Homeless Mentally Ill

This study investigated attributions of autonomy and competence in response to vignettes in which a character was identified as an older male, younger male, older female, or younger female with a history of hallucinations, substance abuse, and living on the street.

Substance Abuse by Elders and Self-Enhancement Bias

Human service professionals regularly do not recognize the symptoms of substance abuse in older populations and are unlikely to provide intervention. In this study, human service students (N = 242)

Current awareness in geriatric psychiatry

  • Medicine, Psychology
  • 2007
The bibliography contains newly published material in the field of geriatric psychiatry and is divided into 9 sections: 1 Reviews; 2 General; 3 Assessment; 4 Epidemiology; 5 Therapy; 6 Care; 7 Dementia; 8 Depression; 9 Psychology.

Perceptions about Homeless Elders and Community Responsibility

Human service students were surveyed (N = 207) to determine their perceptions about homeless elders and communal responsibility for their well-being. Using a backward regression analysis, a final

Perceptions of Students about Younger and Older Men and Women who May Be Homeless

The perceptions of students enrolled in social work courses who are pursuing degrees in human service programs toward older and younger female and male homeless individuals were investigated.


A chronology of key events and publications leading to the invention of Tapestry and its applications in literature and public relations.



The Alcohol‐Related Problems Survey: Identifying Hazardous and Harmful Drinking in Older Primary Care Patients

A screening measure specifically for older people, the Alcohol‐Related Problems Survey (ARPS), is developed and tested to identify older adults with these risks at low levels of alcohol consumption.

An Evaluation of an Intervention to Assist Primary Care Physicians in Screening and Educating Older Patients Who Use Alcohol

Whether providing physicians and older patients with personalized reports of drinking risks and benefits and patient education reduces alcohol‐related risks and problems is evaluated.

Alcohol Use in Retirement Communities

  • W. L. Adams
  • Medicine
    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
  • 1996
Anecdotal reports and two previous studies suggest that retirement communities have a particularly high prevalence of heavy drinking, but this finding was not verified or refuted.

Alcohol in the elderly.

Although older individuals drink less and report fewer alcohol-related problems than do younger individuals, alcohol use and abuse are significant health issues for older patients and discussion of alcohol consumption is a critical part of every history and physical examination.

Screening for problem drinking in older primary care patients.

Alcohol consumption in excess of recommended limits is common among elderly outpatients and the CAGE questionnaire alone is insufficient to detect such drinking, so asking questions on the quantity and frequency of drinking in addition to administering the CAGES increases the number of problem drinkers detected.

Another indication for screening and early intervention: problem drinking.

Evidence that intervention decreases alcohol intake and health problems should be a strong motivator for including alcohol screening in practice and this article contributes to the literature on the powerful impact of physician counseling on behavior.

Longitudinal patterns and predictors of alcohol consumption in the United States.

Compared with alcohol consumption among earlier cohorts, that among recent cohorts declined more slowly with increasing age, suggesting that negative health effects of alcohol could increase in the future.

Feasibility of using an alcohol-screening and health education system with older primary care patients.

Combined screening and health education systems appear feasible for use in practice if they deal with pertinent health problems such as alcohol use and can encourage discussions between physicians and patients and might be used for quality improvement activities.

The Burden of Adult Hypertension in the United States 1999 to 2000: A Rising Tide

The number of adults with hypertension in the United States in 1999 to 2000 increased by almost 4-times greater than the 8.3% increase in total prevalence rate, and trends were associated with increased obesity and an aging and growing population.