ERIC Number: ED245177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Drugs and the Elderly Adult. Research Issues 32.
Glantz, Meyer D., Ed.; And Others
This book, on the nature and problems of inappropriate drug use by older adults, provides researchers and health practitioners with an up-to-date survey and overview of the literature on drug use, misuse, and abuse among the elderly. The volume provides abstracts of 100 selected scientific articles on the major topic areas in the field. The bibliography represents a fairly comprehensive listing of the United States literature with some relevant foreign materials. The abstracted publications, primarily scientific journal articles, are divided into eight sections preceded by a summary of the topic area presented in that section. The summaries highlight the research and related literature on that topic. The eight topics are: (1) an overview of drugs and the elderly; (2) epidemiology of drug use; (3) illegal drug use, older addicts, and the maturing-out hypothesis; (4) misuse of legal drugs; (5) pharmacology and therapeutics; (6) alcohol use and abuse; (7) consequences of drug use, misuse and abuse; and (8) prevention and treatment programs. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Behavior Patterns, Drinking, Drug Abuse, Drug Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Gerontology, Illegal Drug Use, Older Adults, Patient Education, Pharmacology, Prevention, Psychological Patterns
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Support Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Metrotec Research Associates, Washington, DC.