The Gerontologist, Vol 32, Issue 2 175-183, Copyright © 1992 by The Gerontological Society of America
Alcohol problems and depression in later life: development of two knowledge quizzes
CC Pratt, W Wilson, A Benthin and V Schmall
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis 97331-5102.
Effective measures of knowledge about mental health in later life are
valuable in both needs assessments and educational program evaluations.
Described is the development of two short, true/false quizzes, one on
alcohol problems and one on depression and suicide in later life. These
quizzes can be used to plan and evaluate community education programs on
mental health problems in later life. Procedures for developing other
knowledge assessments are presented.