Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 327–335 | Cite as

Alcohol problems in later life: Evaluation of a model community education program

  • Clara C. Pratt
  • Vicki L. Schmall
  • Willetta Wilson
  • Alida Benthin
Brief Report


Described is the development and evaluation of a three hour multimedia community education program on alcohol problems in later life. Designed for families, older adults and service providers, the program provides information and skills needed to recognize and to take appropriate action with regard to alcohol abuse among the elderly. Compared to a control group, program participants had significant gains in knowledge and in their intent to take appropriate action in response to alcohol problems.


Public Health Alcohol Service Provider Education Program Health Psychology 
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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Clara C. Pratt
    • 1
  • Vicki L. Schmall
    • 2
  • Willetta Wilson
    • 1
  • Alida Benthin
    • 1
  1. 1.Program on GerontologyOregon State UniversityCorvallis
  2. 2.Extension ServiceOregon State UniversityCorvallis

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