Older drivers and driving cessation

Liddle, J. and McKenna, K. T. (2003) Older drivers and driving cessation. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66 3: 125-132. doi:10.1177/030802260306600307


Author Liddle, J.
McKenna, K. T.
Title Older drivers and driving cessation
Journal name British Journal of Occupational Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0308-0226
Publication date 2003-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1177/030802260306600307
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 66
Issue 3
Start page 125
End page 132
Total pages 8
Editor Upma Barnett
Place of publication UK
Publisher College of Occupational Therapists Ltd
Language eng
Subject C1
321024 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Occupational and Physical
730303 Occupational, speech and physiotherapy
Abstract Driving is a complex and valued instrumental activity of daily living, which is associated with a person's freedom, independence and autonomy. With an ageing population and various cohort effects, the number of older drivers is increasing at a nearly exponential rate. While drivers over the age of 65 years have attracted media and research attention because of accident statistics, research has also begun to focus on the outcomes for older people giving up driving. The outcomes of older people driving or giving up driving need to be considered by occupational therapists because of the potential impact on quality of life, life roles, independence and safety. Occupational therapists must be aware of legislation pertaining to older drivers and health professionals, although this is complicated by the fact that it differs between and within countries. This literature review aims to investigate the issues associated with older drivers and with driving cessation and the implications for occupational therapists.
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
2004 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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