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dc.contributor.authorMaclean, Fiona
dc.contributor.authorGill, Jan
dc.contributor.authorO'May, Fiona
dc.contributor.authorBreckenridge, Jenna
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:42:17Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:42:17Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifierER4004
dc.identifier.citationMaclean, F., Gill, J., O''May, F. & Breckenridge, J. (2015) Alcohol use amongst older adults: Knowledge and beliefs of occupational therapists working in physical health care settings, British Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol. 78, , pp. 320-330,
dc.identifier.issn0308-0226
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0308022614562790
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/4004
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: There is little discussion in the United Kingdom occupational therapy literature surrounding the topic of older people and alcohol, despite the growing prevalence of alcohol-related health problems in older adults resulting from an ageing population and changing patterns of consumption. Occupational therapists in physical health care settings are likely to work with older people whose drinking pattern may not be alcohol dependent, but may put their physical or psychological health at risk. Method: A survey methodology was employed using open and closed questions, recruiting occupational therapists (band 5 to 9) (n=122) working with older people (65+ years) in physical health care settings across all, except one, National Health Service Regional Health Boards in Scotland. Results: Responses highlight gaps in occupational therapists' knowledge around alternative 'safe limits' of alcohol intake for older people. Belief in professional role was evident, but the perception was that this was not supported by undergraduate education. Occupation focused theory and assessment were not prioritized when considering alcohol in the older adult. Conclusion: This study has highlighted a need to develop pre-and post-qualification education for occupational therapists, to enhance understanding of theory, assessment and knowledge of alcohol with older adults in physical health care settings. The Author(s) 2015.
dc.format.extent320-330
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy
dc.titleAlcohol use amongst older adults: Knowledge and beliefs of occupational therapists working in physical health care settings
dc.typearticle
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dc.description.facultysch_occ
dc.description.volume78
dc.identifier.doihttp://doi:10.1177/0308022614562790
dc.description.ispublishedpub
dc.description.eprintid4004
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qmu.authorBreckenridge, Jenna
qmu.authorMaclean, Fiona
qmu.authorGill, Jan
qmu.authorO'May, Fiona
qmu.centreCentre for Person-centred Practise Research
dc.description.statuspub
dc.description.number5


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