Mental health problems and aging: a short quiz.

R. Pruchno, M. A. Smyer

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The mental health needs of older adults remain largely unmet. This gap is due, in part, to a lack of adequately trained professionals and paraprofessionals. The sixteen-item quiz presented in this article has two purposes: 1) to present an overview of salient empirical and theoretical issues in the area of mental health and aging, and 2) to promote discussion of these topics. Each item is documented with supporting literature. In addition, average scores, item difficulties, and item-to-total correlations are presented for two groups of undergraduate students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-140
Number of pages18
JournalInternational journal of aging & human development
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aging
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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