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dc.contributor.authorSeddon, Jennifer L.
dc.contributor.authorTrevena, Paulina
dc.contributor.authorWadd, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorElliott, Lawrie
dc.contributor.authorDutton, Maureen
dc.contributor.authorMcCann, Michelle
dc.contributor.authorWillmott, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-23T09:02:57Z
dc.date.available2022-03-23T00:00:00Z
dc.date.available2021-03-23T09:02:57Z
dc.date.issued2021-03-22
dc.identifier.citationSeddon J, Trevena P, Wadd S, Elliott L, Dutton M, McCann M, Willmott S (2021) 'Addressing the needs of older adults receiving alcohol treatment during the Covid-19 pandemic: a qualitative study', Aging and Mental Health, (), pp.-.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1360-7863
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/624898
dc.description.abstractBackground: The Covid-19 global pandemic resulted in major changes to the provision of alcohol treatment in the UK, these changes coincided with increases in the use of alcohol. This study sought to understand the impact of the pandemic on older adults in alcohol treatment, and to explore how changes in the provision of alcohol treatment were experienced. Method: Semi-structured interviews were completed with older adults (aged 55+) in alcohol treatment, as well as alcohol practitioners providing support to older adults. Data were analysed using thematic analysis. Alcohol use was assessed using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test – Consumption (AUDIT-C). Results: Thirty older adults in alcohol treatment and fifteen alcohol practitioners were recruited. The Covid-19 pandemic was found to result in both increases and decreases in alcohol use; changes in alcohol use depended on a number of factors, such as living arrangements, family support, physical and mental health. Many alcohol treatment services moved to a model of remote support during the pandemic. However, face-to-face service provision was considered to be essential by both older adults in alcohol treatment and alcohol practitioners. Engagement with online support was low, with older adults facing barriers in using online technology. Conclusion: The study highlights the importance of face-to-face treatment and intervention for older adults in alcohol treatment. Addiction services may see increased demand for treatment as a result of the pandemic; it is important that services consider the needs of older adults, many of whom may be marginalised by a remote model of service provision.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_US
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dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectolder adultsen_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectalcoholen_US
dc.subjectalcohol interventionen_US
dc.subjectSubject Categories::L510 Health & Welfareen_US
dc.titleAddressing the needs of older adults receiving alcohol treatment during the Covid-19 pandemic: a qualitative studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGlasgow Caledonian Universityen_US
dc.identifier.journalAging and Mental Healthen_US
dc.date.updated2021-03-23T08:57:16Z
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