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Beliefs of older Mexican American women about alcohol and alcohol use

TitleBeliefs of older Mexican American women about alcohol and alcohol use
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsHatchett, BF, Holmes, KY, Patterson, B, Bryan-Young, RM
JournalJ Ethn Subst AbuseJ Ethn Subst Abuse
ISBN Number1533-2659 (Electronic)<br/>1533-2640 (Linking)
Accession Number22150131
KeywordsAged, Alcohol Drinking/ epidemiology/ethnology/psychology, Attitude to Health, Data Collection, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice/ ethnology, Health Services for the Aged, Humans, Mexican Americans/ statistics & numerical data, Middle Aged, United States
AbstractThis exploratory study assessed the belief system regarding alcohol use in a non-clinical population of Mexican American women age 55 and older drawn from a potential population of 1,000 older adults who attend nine senior centers. The overriding research question was: What are the normative attitudes, knowledge, and behavior regarding alcohol in this population of older Mexican American women? Findings from this study can serve as a baseline for comparison for future studies of older Mexican American who are more acculturated or who are second- and third-generation Mexican Americans.