Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
The Meaning of Driving for Older Adults
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
Article Information
Community Mobility and Driving / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Meaning of Driving for Older Adults
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505157. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4606
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505157. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4606
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

The meaning of driving for older adults was investigated using qualitative, in-depth interviews. Eleven adults, currently driving and residing in suburban low-income housing, were interviewed twice. After verbatim transcription of their first interviews, their second interviews confirmed and expanded on the data. Six unique themes emerged: driving integrated into identity; driving is meaningful and important; barriers to driving; supports for driving; driving cessation; and alternative transportation options.

Primary Author and Speaker: Winifred Schultz-Krohn

Additional Authors and Speakers: Mimi Stroud, Suzanne Walter, Y. K. Liao, Courtney Stonesifer, Marrah Samantha