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Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità

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Abstract

GALLUZZO, Lucia  and  VINTAGE PROJECT WORKING GROUP et al. Alcohol and older people. The European project VINTAGE: good Health Into Older Age. Design, methods and major results. Ann. Ist. Super. Sanità [online]. 2012, vol.48, n.3, pp. 221-231. ISSN 0021-2571.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4415/ANN_12_03_03.

OBJECTIVES: The European project VINTAGE - Good Health Into Older Age aims at filling the knowledge gap and building capacity on alcohol and the elderly, encouraging evidence- and experience-based interventions. METHODS: Systematic review of scientific literature on the impact of alcohol on older people; ad hoc survey and review of grey literature to collect EU examples of good practices for prevention; dissemination of findings to stakeholders involved in the field of alcohol, aging or public health in general. RESULTS: Design and procedures of the VINTAGE project are described, providing also an outline of major results, with particular attention to those related to the dissemination activity. CONCLUSIONS: Much more information and research is needed. This issue should be part of both alcohol and healthy ageing policies.

Keywords : aged; alcohol drinking; Europe; research design; methods.

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