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Self-regulation of older drivers with cognitive impairment : a systematic review

Devlin, Anna and McGillivray, Jane A. 2014, Self-regulation of older drivers with cognitive impairment : a systematic review, Australasian journal on ageing, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 74-80, doi: 10.1111/ajag.12061.

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Title Self-regulation of older drivers with cognitive impairment : a systematic review
Author(s) Devlin, Anna
McGillivray, Jane A.ORCID iD for McGillivray, Jane A. orcid.org/0000-0003-2000-6488
Journal name Australasian journal on ageing
Volume number 33
Issue number 2
Start page 74
End page 80
Total pages 7
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Place of publication Chichester, England
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1440-6381
1741-6612
Keyword(s) cognition
driver
self-regulation
Summary Background
Cognitive decline contributes significantly to the safety risk of older drivers. Some drivers may be able to compensate for the increased crash risk by avoiding complex driving situations or restricting their driving.

Objective and Method
A comprehensive English-language systematic review was conducted to determine the level of evidence for older adult drivers with cognitive impairment engaging in self-regulation.

Results
Twelve studies were included in the review. The majority of studies investigated driver avoidance, followed by driver restriction. Few studies ascertained the reasons for changing driving behaviour.

Conclusions
The evidence supports the view that drivers with cognitive impairment do restrict their driving and avoid complex driving situations. However, it remains to be determined whether the drivers who do engage in self-regulation require insight into their own driving abilities or whether external factors result in self-regulation of driving behaviour.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/ajag.12061
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920112 Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30059500

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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