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

dc.contributor.authorRapoport, Mark
dc.contributor.authorNaglie, Gary
dc.contributor.authorTuokko, Holly
dc.contributor.authorMyers, Anita
dc.contributor.authorKorner-Bitensky, Nicol
dc.contributor.authorVrkljan, Brenda
dc.contributor.authorBédard, Michel
dc.contributor.authorPorter, Michelle M.
dc.contributor.authorMazer, Barbara
dc.contributor.authorGélinas, Isabelle
dc.contributor.authorMan-Son-Hing, Malcolm
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Shawn
dc.description.abstractWe 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.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe CIHR Team in Driving in Older Persons (Candrive II) Research Program #90429
dc.subjectExecutive Functioning
dc.titleIs cognitive performance associated with older adults' driving behaviours and attitudes over time?
dc.title.alternativeCognition and driving behaviour in older adults over time
dc.embargo.terms2015-12-31 00:00:00
CollectionMédecine // Medicine