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Santa Barbara, California 93111


Older adults become more sensitive to alcohol, and alcohol also interacts adversely with their common medical conditions and medications. The aim of Project SHARE (Senior Health and Alcohol Risk Education) is to see whether patient and provider education can decrease risky alcohol use and reduce health care costs in persons 60 years of age and older.

Study summary:

Alcohol use in the elderly is an increasingly important public health problem. Alcohol-related risks and problems in older persons may come from the interaction between alcohol and diminished health or medication use. The proposed study is a randomized trial of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an integrated patient-provider intervention to prevent risky alcohol use among older adults. The intervention will include a tested screening and education system that was developed especially for older adults and their providers, supplemented by a well-established intervention for physicians. The proposed research design involves randomization of 31 primary care physicians in seven clinics and their eligible patients aged 60+ to the intervention versus "usual care."


Inclusion Criteria: - 60 and over - At-risk drinkers - Patient of participating physician Exclusion Criteria: - Severe cognitive impairment - Terminally ill or deceased - Expected to move out of area or into nursing home within following year - Could not fill out written surveys in English - Likely dependent drinker



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Susan Ettner, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles

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Location Contact:

Santa Barbara, California 93111
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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