Is cognitive performance associated with older adults' driving behaviours and attitudes over time?

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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
Authors: Rapoport, Mark
Naglie, Gary
Tuokko, Holly
Myers, Anita
Korner-Bitensky, Nicol
Vrkljan, Brenda
Bédard, Michel
Porter, Michelle M.
Mazer, Barbara
Gélinas, Isabelle
Man-Son-Hing, Malcolm
Marshall, Shawn
Date: 2015
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.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/32131
CollectionMédecine // Medicine
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