Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Evidence to Support the Older Adult's Driving and Community Mobility Through the Use of GPS
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
Article Information
Community Mobility and Driving / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Evidence to Support the Older Adult's Driving and Community Mobility Through the Use of GPS
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515328. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3020
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515328. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3020
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

This study compared drivers using GPS and written directions on unfamiliar routes. Participants were 80 drivers (half in their 60s and half in their 70s); half familiar and half unfamiliar with GPS. All drivers were scored on each route. Drivers in their 60s and familiar with GPS were safer. While age is an important factor in driving, familiarity with GPS appears to improve safety for all. Implications for practitioners will be discussed as driving is a critical IADL that supports productive aging.

Primary Author and Speaker: Anne Dickerson