The SMAST-G Test

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Using the Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Test-Geriatric Version (S-MAST-G) to evaluate for alcohol use and misuse will help to identify those older adults participating in risky drinking behavior and provide an opportunity to educate patients about the need to modify alcohol intake and improve personal safety as a result.
Asking patients about personal drinking behavior is difficult at best. This video demonstrates how to conduct such an interview and how to help patients change behaviors using motivational interviewing techniques and includes an expert interview on the issue of alcohol use and abuse in aging adults.