Musculoskeletal Conditions and Related Driving Reduction Among Older Drivers: A LongROAD Study

This research brief utilized data from the Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) study to examine the effect of lifetime musculoskeletal condition diagnoses on driving reduction in the past year in an older driver population. Musculoskeletal conditions—such as arthritis, joint pain, and peripheral neuropathies—have been known to impact driving habits, increasing the need for driving restrictions and modifications (Pomidor, 2016). Here, the authors examined older drivers with musculoskeletal diagnoses to examine reduced driving from those diagnoses. The authors found that women were slightly more likely to have a musculoskeletal diagnosis and twice as likely to reduce driving as a result. The highest rates of driving reduction were due to hip and knee replacements, while the greatest number of driving reductions were due to joint pain and swelling and arthritis other than rheumatoid arthritis.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Research Brief
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 7p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01685177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 2018 1:33PM