Is cognitive performance associated with older adults' driving behaviours and attitudes over time?
|Title:||Is cognitive performance associated with older adults' driving behaviours and attitudes over time?|
|Other Titles:||Cognition and driving behaviour in older adults over time|
Porter, Michelle M.
|Abstract:||We hypothesized that changes over time in cognitive performance are associated with changes in driver perceptions, attitudes and self-regulatory behaviors among older adults. Healthy older adults (n=928) underwent cognitive assessments at baseline with two subsequent annual follow-ups, and completed scales regarding their perceptions, attitudes and driving behaviours. Multivariate analysis showed small but statistically significant relationships between the cognitive tests and self-report measures, with the largest magnitudes between scores on the Trails B (seconds), perceptions of driving abilities (β=-0.32) and , situational driving avoidance (β=0.55), and (p<0.05). Cognitive slowing and executive dysfunction appear to be associated with modestly lower perceived driving abilities and more avoidance of driving situations over time in this exploratory analysis.|
|Collection||Médecine // Medicine|