|Titre :||Alcohol use by people in their seventies is not an exception: a preliminary prospective study (2019)|
|Auteurs :||L. MICHEL ; E. CONQ ; E. COMBS ; J. CHOLET ; P. BODENEZ ; J. Y. LE RESTE ; M. GUILLOU-LANDREAT|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||British Journal of Community Nursing (Vol.24, n°3, March 20, 2019)|
|Article en page(s) :||128-133|
|Discipline :||EPI (Epidémiologie / Epidemiology)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEETUDE PROSPECTIVE ; ALCOOL ; PERSONNE AGEE ; VIEILLISSEMENT ; PREVALENCE ; PERCEPTION ; DEPISTAGE ; MEDECIN GENERALISTE
The ageing population is rapidly increasing worldwide, and the alcohol-related disease burden in most Western countries is on the rise. However, very few studies assess alcohol use in older people. Here, a self-reported questionnaire was administered to all individuals aged 70 years or more who visited a social centre for older people in western France.
The average age of the 98 subjects included in the survey was 79 years (range, 70-97 years; SD=6), and 57.1% (n=56) reported weekly alcohol consumption. An average consumption of over two standard units each day during weekends was reported by 53% subjects (n=52), and the same on each weekday was reported by 34% (n=33). Thus, a significant proportion of subjects aged 70 years or over consumed more alcohol than is recommended in current guidelines. The participants also reported that they rarely discussed alcohol consumption with their general practitioners. Alcohol use should be assessed regularly. District nurses and members of the primary care team should recommend strategies to help older people reduce their alcohol consumption.
|Domaine :||Alcool / Alcohol|
|Affiliation :||Addictive Disorders Unit, University Hospital of Brest, Brest, France|