Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Exploring Experiences of CarFit and Preparedness for Driving Cessation in Older Adults
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Article Information
Community Mobility and Driving / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Exploring Experiences of CarFit and Preparedness for Driving Cessation in Older Adults
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505133. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4009
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505133. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4009
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

This qualitative study explored older adults’ feelings toward driving cessation, driving cessation preparedness, and the role CarFit may play in helping individuals prepare for driving cessation. The three themes discovered were loss of independence, lack of preparedness for driving cessation, and benefits of CarFit education. The key role OT practitioners can help play in helping older adults prepare for driving cessation based on findings will be reviewed.

Primary Author and Speaker: Megan Edwards Collins