Title
The association between drinking behavior, well-being and late life alcohol use problemsThe association between drinking behavior, well-being and late life alcohol use problems
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Research group
Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy (REVAKI)
Centre for Research and Innovation in Care (CRIC)
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Sociology
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Procedia : social and behavioral sciences
Volume/pages
82(2013), p. 592-598
ISSN
1877-0428
ISI
000326472800099
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The percentage of elderly people drinking alcohol will grow over the coming years. This research explores the characteristics of elderly people consuming alcohol, problems use and well-being.We questioned 1004 people over 60. Of the participants, 56.8% drank moderately, 18.7% showed a risky drinking behaviour, and 18.4% reported binge drinking. We found no correlation between different drinking patterns and well-being. There is a correlation between the amount of problem use and different drinking patterns. No correlation was found between the drinking patterns and well-being. Elderly people at risk and binge drinking group experienced more problem use
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