Physical Function and Frailty Are Associated with Self-Regulation of Driving Among Older Adults
Many older adults rely on driving a motor vehicle to maintain independence and engage with their environments. However, driving safely can become a concern due to age-related changes in physical, cognitive, and sensory function. To extend the number of years that older adults can drive safely, some self-regulate their driving. Self-regulation refers to modifying driving habits, such as driving less frequently or avoiding challenging situations like driving at night, in bad weather, or during rush hour, due to declining abilities. The goal of this study was to examine physical function and frailty, and their association with strategic driving self-regulation using data from the AAA Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) study.
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