Relationship Between Driving Habits and Health-Related Quality of Life: AAA LongROAD Study

This research brief used data from the AAA Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) study to examine driving habits and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in an older population. The health-related quality of life is important in understanding the mental, social and physical well-being of individuals. The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS), which is a validated measuring tool used in the healthcare field to evaluate and monitor physical, mental, and social health in adults and children, was used to measure the human quality of life domains. Results found that driving reduction among older people was associated with increased fatigue and poorer physical functioning. By identifying the association between these driving habits and HRQOL, future driving intervention programs may target individuals sooner to prolong long-term mobility and safe driving practices. This is report number 11 in a series of ongoing LongROAD research.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Research Brief
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 6p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01705716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 2019 1:08PM