Medication Use in Older Adult Drivers: Findings from The AAA LongROAD Study

This research brief utilized data from the AAA Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) study to examine the amount and types of medications used by older drivers. Many medications - such as antihistamines, narcotic analgesics, central nervous system (CNS) drugs, muscle relaxants and tricyclic antidepressants - have been associated with increased crash risk. The authors found high medication usage, with 97% of participants taking at least one medication; the median number reported taken was seven. In this study, medication usage was categorized by class and type in the cohort of older drivers enrolled in LongROAD. The most frequently used types of medication were cardiovascular medications, central nervous system agents, electrolyte pills, hormones and vitamins. Usage varied by age, gender and ethnicity.


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

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  • Accession Number: 01687436
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 28 2018 2:48PM