The authors conducted a retrospective study of problem drinking among persons admitted to a Veterans Affairs Nursing Home Care Unit (VA NHCU).
Lifetime problem drinking was prevalent in 36% of admissions, two-thirds of whom had active alcohol problems.
Problem drinkers were younger and less often currently married than NHCU residents without alcohol problems.
Forty-seven per cent of persons with active alcohol problems returned to independent living.
The results suggest that VA NHCUs may be an important transition between hospital and home for elderly patients with alcohol problems, affording an opportunity for identification and intervention.
Mots-clés Pascal : Alcoolisme, Ancien combattant, Hôpital, Age, Statut conjugal, Sortie hôpital, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alcoholism, Veteran, Hospital, Age, Marital status, Hospital discharge, Elderly, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0211251
Code Inist : 002B18E. Création : 09/06/1995.