Decisional Balance and Readiness to Change Driving Behavior in Older Adults: A Pilot Study

Little is known about the process of self-regulating driving behavior in older adults. This article reports on an exploratory study that used a decisional balance instrument to assess the cognitive and motivational aspects of decision-making for use in the context of driving restriction by older adults. The study included 40 drivers aged 57 to 90 years. The results showed that the four subscales that assessed positive and negative aspects of driving in relation to self and others yielded generally adequate internal consistency reliabilities. Internal and external influences affected driving decisions. Internal influence included awareness of declining driving abilities. External influences were primarily environmental demands.

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    • Tuokko, Holly A
    • McGee, Phyllis D
    • Rhodes, Ryan E
  • Publication Date: 2006


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  • Accession Number: 01052095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2007 7:41AM