Evaluating three methods to encourage mentally competent older adults to assess their driving behavior

In this study, the authors compare three experimental interventions designed to assist older adults with the evaluation of their driving behavior. Specifically, these interventions focus on the association between older adults' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs with their behavioral intentions regarding their driving practices. One-hundred and twenty older patients (aged 70 years and up) at a Level 1 trauma center, received at least one of three interventions: 1) a brief negotiated interview promoting self-assessment of driving behavior and potential behavior change; 2) an older driver educational kit produced by the American Automobile Association (AAA); and 3) a list of online sources of information for older drivers. The results of the study show older adults' knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs and their behaviors and intentions toward driving to be positively correlated. The authors conclude that older adults will likely make changes to their driving behavior based on minimal hospital-based intervention.

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  • Accession Number: 01574883
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 10 2015 10:58AM