Problem Drinking and Depression in Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Health Conditions
Objectives To examine the intersection of depression and alcohol use among older adults with multiple chronic health conditions (MCCs). Design Wave 1 data from the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project (2005–06). Setting Community‐based sampling throughout the United States. Participants Individuals aged 57 to 85 who identified as active alcohol consumers (N = 1,643). Measurements Participants reported whether they currently had MCCs, problem drinking (defined as affirming two or more of the four CAGE screening questions), symptoms associated with depression, and other social and health measures. Results Although older adults with MCCs were no more likely to be problem drinkers than those with no MCCs, those with MCCs and depression were nearly five times as likely to experience problem drinking as older adults with MCCs and no depression. Conclusion Older adults with MCCs have differences that have implications for health, including mental health problems. Implementing screening and assessment in medical care settings for problem drinking and improving self‐management interventions to include consequences of alcohol use components are critical avenues for reducing healthcare expenditures and improving quality of life of individuals with MCC.
- 원문이 없습니다.
NDSL에서는 해당 원문을 복사서비스하고 있습니다. 위의 원문복사신청 또는 장바구니 담기를 통하여 원문복사서비스 이용이 가능합니다.
- 이 논문과 함께 출판된 논문 + 더보기