ERIC Number: ED330159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Chemical Abuse among Older Women, Older Adults and Disabled People. Final Grant Report.
Hazelden Foundation, Center City, MN.
This 1-year project identified several goals to increase the awareness of chemical abuse among older women, older adults, and disabled people. The goals included: develop an assessment instrument; identify chemical health service providers; develop a process to coordinate outreach and case-finding; develop a guide for chemical health service providers; provide a training conference; and convene an advisory committee. Project activities carried out to achieve these goals are described. Recommendations are offered concerning the development of a screening tool, training needs, and distribution of the project's products. Appendixes, which make up the bulk of the report, contain: (1) a literature review titled "Screening for Chemical Abuse in Three Populations: Older Adults, People with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, People with Physical Disabilities" and descriptions of 10 screening and assessment instruments; (2) a report titled "Hazelden Screening Study: Report of Instrument Analysis" which examines the item analysis, reliability, validity, and selection of cut score for instruments designed by project staff to screen for chemical problems; (3) training materials on behavioral symptoms of chemical dependency, impact of chemical dependency on special populations, interviewing techniques, participant consent, and coordinated service delivery; and (4) copies of the project-designed screening tools and questionnaires to gather demographic information on participants. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Human Services, St. Paul. Chemical Dependency Program Div.
Authoring Institution: Hazelden Foundation, Center City, MN.