Polypharmacy and older drivers: identifying strategies to study drug usage and driving function among older drivers

The goal of this project was to determine if there are practical means to obtain information about drug usage by older drivers under everyday, "real world" conditions that are valid and reliable, and to measure the consequences of multiple drug use for safe driving. Further goals were to identify candidate methodologies for carrying out such studies that are both cost-effective and likely to be successful in obtaining a diverse and representative sample of older drivers. These objectives were accomplished through the following tasks: a literature review; a brainstorming session including professionals with expertise in polypharmacy and driving performance measurement; and focus groups with older drivers.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 81p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 810 681

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01386282
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 9:05PM