ERIC Number: ED136087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-3
Reference Count: 0
Tentative Approaches to Testing Elderly Volunteers in a Drug Trial.
From a study on drug treatment effects on the memory and affective functioning of ambulatory geriatric volunteers, the author recommends several methodological accommodations as necessary and expedient to geriatric assessment. Special procedural attention is required by certain characteristics unique to, or exaggerated among, elderly participants. Designs must acknowledge self-presentation difficulties, symptom overlap, and the importance of keeping things simple. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C., September 3-7, 1976)