Journal article

Validation of the Comprehensive Effects of Alcohol Questionnaire in Older Adults

Kim-Michelle Gilson, Fiona Judd, Christina Bryant

SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: Alcohol expectancies have been established as an important construct in the prediction of alcohol use among younger adults, but there is little understanding about the perceived expected effects of consuming alcohol in older adults. Beliefs about the expected effects of alcohol may be quite different in older adults compared to young adults, which may also play a different role in their drinking behavior. In older cohorts there may be stigma may be associated with drinking and the nature of drinking experiences may differ to those of younger adults. Existing measures of expectancies are based on the perspectives of younger adults and therefore warrant validation in an older sampl..

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