Alcohol use, physical performance, and functional limitations in older men

Peggy M. Cawthon, Howard A. Fink, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, Jane A. Cauley, Thuy Tien Dam, Cora E. Lewis, Lynn Marshall, Eric Orwoll, Steven R. Cummings

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To describe associations between recent alcohol intake, physical performance, and functional limitations in older men. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Six U.S. clinical centers. PARTICIPANTS: Five thousand nine hundred sixty-two men aged 65 and older. MEASUREMENTS: Self-reported functional limitations; problem drinking history (≥2 positive responses on the CAGE questionnaire); history of sustained excessive drinking (history of consumption of ≥5 drinks/day on most days); and alcohol intake categorized by drinks/week (0=abstainers, n=2,116; <1=intermittent, n=739); 1 to

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-220
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2007

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Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • CAGE
  • Functional status
  • Instrumental activities of daily living (IADL)
  • Physical performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Cawthon, P. M., Fink, H. A., Barrett-Connor, E., Cauley, J. A., Dam, T. T., Lewis, C. E., ... Cummings, S. R. (2007). Alcohol use, physical performance, and functional limitations in older men. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55(2), 212-220. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2007.01062.x

Alcohol use, physical performance, and functional limitations in older men. / Cawthon, Peggy M.; Fink, Howard A.; Barrett-Connor, Elizabeth; Cauley, Jane A.; Dam, Thuy Tien; Lewis, Cora E.; Marshall, Lynn; Orwoll, Eric; Cummings, Steven R.

In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Vol. 55, No. 2, 02.2007, p. 212-220.

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Cawthon, PM, Fink, HA, Barrett-Connor, E, Cauley, JA, Dam, TT, Lewis, CE, Marshall, L, Orwoll, E & Cummings, SR 2007, 'Alcohol use, physical performance, and functional limitations in older men', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 212-220. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2007.01062.x
Cawthon, Peggy M. ; Fink, Howard A. ; Barrett-Connor, Elizabeth ; Cauley, Jane A. ; Dam, Thuy Tien ; Lewis, Cora E. ; Marshall, Lynn ; Orwoll, Eric ; Cummings, Steven R. / Alcohol use, physical performance, and functional limitations in older men. In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2007 ; Vol. 55, No. 2. pp. 212-220.
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