Winifred Schultz-Krohn, Mimi Stroud, Suzanne Walter, Y. K. Liao, Courtney Stonesifer, Samantha Marrah; The Meaning of Driving for Older Adults. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411505157. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4606
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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
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