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TitleSelf-regulation of driving and older drivers' functional abilities
AuthorsBaldock MRJ, Mathias JL, McLean AJ, Kloeden CN, Berndt A
Year2006
TypeJournal Article
AbstractThis study was designed to identify risk factors for inadequate self-regulation of driving behavior by older drivers. To this end, a sample of 90 adults aged between 60 and 91 completed a questionnaire about their driving behavior, a battery of functional tests, and a structured on road test. Comparisons were made between the functional tests most strongly related to on-road driving performance and the functional tests most strongly related to self regulation. Self-reported avoidance of difficult driving situations was used as an index of self-regulation of driving behavior. It was concluded that self-regulation of driving behavior is inadequate among older drivers with poor contrast sensitivity, poor speed of information processing and poor visuospatial ability.
Journal TitleClinical Gerontologist
Journal Volume (Issue)30(1)
Page Range53-70
Page Count18
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Reference
Baldock MRJ, Mathias JL, McLean AJ, Kloeden CN, Berndt A (2006) 'Self-regulation of driving and older drivers' functional abilities', Clinical Gerontologist, 30(1), pp 53-70.