PEI: Seniors and Dependencies, 1998

The first LoPHID cycle topic chosen by East Prince Health Region focussed on seniors and their dependencies on alcohol, prescription medications, over-the-counter medications and any illicit drugs. The target population included both men and women 55 years of age and over. The goal was to improve upon current service accessibility and to determine the future demand on services. This cycle was to cover the following areas: prevalence of dependencies, knowledge, attitude, practices, behaviour and health status of the target population and both formal and informal service utilisation and accessibility. The identification of both risk and resilience factors for addictive behaviours in the East Prince Health Region would help develop various preventive strategies in the planning phase. The study was discontinued for administrative reasons.

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