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Priorities for an age-friendly bus system.
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PMID:  20731892     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article presents the results of a study on the barriers and facilitators to bus use for people aged 60 or older. Two complementary methodologies, nominal group technique and focussed ethnography, were used to identify barriers and facilitators and rank their importance. Two sample sites from Queensland, Australia, were selected, with 227 people participating in the nominal group technique and 40 people participating in the focussed ethnography component. Seven priorities for age-friendly bus systems emerged from the data: vehicle entrance/exit; bus driver friendliness and helpfulness; timetables and scheduling of buses; bus stop locations; pedestrian infrastructure; information and training for older people; and bus routes and destinations. These findings will assist researchers, policy makers, and transport providers to set evidence-based strategic directions for creating age-friendly bus systems. Both methods provide complementary perspectives on bus usability, which could not be gained from either method alone.
Kieran Broome; Linda Worrall; Kryss McKenna; Duncan Boldy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal on aging = La revue canadienne du vieillissement     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0714-9808     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Aging     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-24     Completed Date:  2011-01-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708560     Medline TA:  Can J Aging     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  435-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Architectural Accessibility
Focus Groups
Middle Aged
Motor Vehicles*
Sampling Studies
Social Behavior
Social Environment*

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