Associations between visual, hearing, and dual sensory impairments and history of motor vehicle collision involvement of older drivers

This article describes a retrospective cohort study to investigate the relationship between visual and hearing impairment and motor vehicle collisions involving older drivers. The data used was from north central Alabama, using a population-based sample of 2,000 drivers seventy years old or more. The study measured visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, and the presence of hearing loss and other health conditions. The authors obtained information about motor vehicle collisions in the previous five years involving the study participants from the Alabama Department of Public Safety. The authors found that older drivers with both visual and hearing impairment had the highest rates of motor vehicle crashes, and the results for drivers with only one sensory impairment had a risk level close to those with none.


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  • Accession Number: 01490585
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2013 3:03PM