Self-regulatory driving behaviours amongst older drivers according to cognitive status

Devlin, Anna and McGillivray, Jane 2016, Self-regulatory driving behaviours amongst older drivers according to cognitive status, Transportation research part F: traffic psychology and behaviour, vol. 39, pp. 1-9, doi: 10.1016/j.trf.2016.02.001.

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Title Self-regulatory driving behaviours amongst older drivers according to cognitive status
Author(s) Devlin, Anna
McGillivray, JaneORCID iD for McGillivray, Jane
Journal name Transportation research part F: traffic psychology and behaviour
Volume number 39
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-05
ISSN 1369-8478
Keyword(s) self-regulation
older driver
cognitive impairment
Summary Self-regulation of older drivers was explored according to their cognitive status in this pilot study by examining situations commonly avoided by older drivers. In addition, the role of driver insight on self-regulation was examined via passenger reports. Telephone interviews were conducted comprising 49 drivers aged 65 years and above and 40 passengers who acted as informants. Self-regulation was found to be common, with the majority of drivers (71.4%) reporting sometimes or always avoiding one of seven driving situations. However, drivers with cognitive impairment reported self-regulating more often than drivers without cognitive impairment. The largest discrepancy between passenger and driver reports of self-regulation behaviours was found for the drivers with cognitive impairment. These results possibly reflect a decreased awareness of self-regulatory driving behaviours in this subgroup of older drivers and may suggest that other external factors are contributing to self-regulation in older drivers with cognitive impairment. A discussion of these factors is provided with the aim of maintaining mobility and enhancing quality of life in this growing segment of the driver population.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.trf.2016.02.001
Field of Research 170299 Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
1701 Psychology
1507 Transportation And Freight Services
Socio Economic Objective 920502 Health Related to Ageing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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