Parkinson’s disease and driving cessation: a journey influenced by anxiety

Turner, Laura M., Liddle, Jacki and Pachana, Nancy A. (2016) Parkinson’s disease and driving cessation: a journey influenced by anxiety. Clinical Gerontologist, 1-17. doi:10.1080/07317115.2016.1215365


Author Turner, Laura M.
Liddle, Jacki
Pachana, Nancy A.
Title Parkinson’s disease and driving cessation: a journey influenced by anxiety
Journal name Clinical Gerontologist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1545-2301
0731-7115
Publication date 2016-08-21
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/07317115.2016.1215365
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objectives: In addition to the motor and cognitive symptoms that people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) typically experience, psychiatric symptoms such as anxiety are also commonly experienced by people with PD. The overall purpose of the current study was to explore driving and driving cessation for people with PD and their families.

Methods: A descriptive phenomenological approach was employed using semi-structured interviews and 34 interviews were conducted overall (22 participants with PD and 12 family members).

Results: Experiences of anxiety and worry that had an impact on driving and driving cessation arose from the data, and this article specifically captured the lived experience of anxiety with driving and driving cessation for people with PD and their families.

Conclusions: Findings reveal that the experience of anxiety while driving, as well as anticipatory anxiety and/or worry related to driving cessation, affect the driving experiences and wellbeing of people with PD.

Clinical Implications: Implications of the study findings are outlined and aim to provide information about the needs to enable future clinical directions to be developed.
Keyword Anxiety
Driving
Driving cessation
Parkinson’s disease
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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