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dc.contributor.authorLiddle, Jacki
dc.contributor.authorReaston, Trisha
dc.contributor.authorPachana, Nancy
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Geoffrey
dc.contributor.authorGustafsson, Louise
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-31T03:17:01Z
dc.date.available2018-08-31T03:17:01Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn1041-6102
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S104161021400060X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/380209
dc.description.abstractBackground: Driving cessation has demonstrated impacts on well-being and lifestyle. Despite the recognized reluctance of older people to plan for driving cessation, this study has identified a new group who has a stated plan to stop driving within 12 months. Although gradual reduction of driving has been documented as part of the usual driving cessation, this study explored the differences between retired drivers and those with a stated plan to retire within 12 months in sociodemographic, well-being and lifestyle outcomes. Methods: This study extracted all baseline data from a clinical trial exploring the effectiveness of a group program for older retiring and retired drivers. Sociodemographic data included age, gender, health status, educational level, and living situation. All participants completed measures related to episodes away from home, well-being, and lifestyle. These were compared using parametric and nonparametric statistical analysis. Results: Participants (n = 131) included 68 retired drivers (mean age 79.8 years) and 63 retiring drivers (mean age 77.8 years). Retiring drivers engaged in more episodes away from home (p = 0.03), and more social activities (p = 0.02), used less alternative transport (p < 0.001), displayed fewer anxiety (p = 0.05), and depressive (p = 0.01) symptoms, but demonstrated lower transport and lifestyle self-efficacy (p = 0.04). Conclusion: Both retired and retiring drivers require support for driving cessation and community engagement. Retiring drivers may be in a critical position to engage in driving cessation interventions to improve self-efficacy and begin adapting community mobility.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1111
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1120
dc.relation.ispartofissue7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Psychogeriatrics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume26
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titleIs planning for driving cessation critical for the well-being and lifestyle of older drivers?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorGustafsson, Louise


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