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Mandatory testing of drivers on the basis of age and degenerative diseases: stakeholder opinions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20589556     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Concerns about the driving competence of older drivers have led to policy discussions about mandatory aged-based and disorder-based assessments. This study explored the attitudes, beliefs, and preferences of older adults, law enforcement officers, and licensing authorities toward reexamination of driving skills for persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD) and at varying ages. With few exceptions, participants across all groups supported retesting drivers with AD. Moderate support was given for further evaluation of 90-year-olds and those with PD. Least endorsement was given for reassessment of 70-year-old drivers. Findings have implications for legislative changes to address drivers with AD and PD and at older ages.
Authors:
Geri Adler; Susan J Rottunda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of aging & social policy     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1545-0821     ISO Abbreviation:  J Aging Soc Policy     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-30     Completed Date:  2010-09-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8914669     Medline TA:  J Aging Soc Policy     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  304-19     Citation Subset:  T    
Affiliation:
Mental Health Care Line, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030-4211, USA. geri.adler@va.gov
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Age Factors
Aged
Alzheimer Disease*
Attitude*
Automobile Driver Examination / legislation & jurisprudence*
Female
Humans
Interviews as Topic
Male
Middle Aged
Parkinson Disease*
Qualitative Research
United States

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