Alcohol use and the older adult woman

Nancy S. Goldstein, Nancy Hodgson, Christine Savage, Benita Walton-Moss

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Annual screening for risky alcohol use is key to the prevention of alcohol-related harm in the older adult women. Along with an increase in the number of older adult women is a parallel upward trend of alcohol use. Because adverse health effects from alcohol use are greater on the older woman, it is essential that nurse practitioners have the knowledge and competency to provide early intervention using the evidenced-based Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment approach. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment approach as it applies to the older female.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)436-442
Number of pages7
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015


  • Alcohol screening
  • Brief intervention
  • Older woman
  • Referral to treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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