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The Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test - Geriatric Version (SMAST-G)

Screening for alcohol abuse can often be overlooked in a general health assessment for older adults, due to other physical or more visible conditions. The Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test - Geriatric Version (SMAST-G) is a practical tool to help care providers recognize early warning signs of alcohol abuse. The DVD provides information on the effects of alcohol on the aging body, and factors that often lead to an abuse or dependence on alcohol. Also shows how to apply motivational interviewing skills that sensitively help older adults to recognize the existence of unhealthy behavior patterns, and/or come to terms with a potential need for treatment. (Part of a 28-DVD training series.)

Series Title: 
How to Try This: Assessments and Best Practices in Care for Older Adults
Terra Nova Films, Inc.
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41 mins.
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The Resource Center is a membership library that serves a variety of health professionals, researchers, educators and individuals involved in geriatrics and gerontology research.


The OGEC Resource Center is part of the Oregon Geriatric Education Center (OGEC). OGEC is a collaboration between Portland State University's Institute on Aging, Oregon Health & Science University, and Oregon State University.

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Monday - Thursday:
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506 SW Mill Street
Urban Center
4th Floor, Room 470G


OGEC Resource Center
Institute on Aging
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751

(503) 725-5149