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Driving and Community Mobility for Older Adults (2007)

Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) and Critically Appraised Papers (CAPs)

CAT #1: What is the evidence for the effect of interventions to address cognitive and visual function, motor function, driving skills intervention, self-regulation/self-awareness, and the role of passengers and family involvement in the driving ability, performance, and safety of the older adult? Intervention approaches include adaptation, remediation, prevention, and maintenance.
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CAT #2: What is the evidence for the effect of policy and community mobility programs (e.g., alternative transportation, walkable communities, education, and pedestrian programs) on the participation of the older adult?
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CAT #3: What is the evidence for the effect of automobile-related modifications on the driving ability, performance, and safety of the older adult? Modifications include changes by the industry that enhance or hinder the driving ability, performance, and safety of the older adult.
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  • Gish, K. W., Staplin, L., & Perel, M. (1999). Human factors issues related to use of vision enhancement systems. Research on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Human Factors, and Advanced Traveler Information System Design and Effects. (Transportation Research Record 1694, Paper No. 99-0737, pp. 1–9). Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board

CAT #4: What is the evidence for the effect of modifications of the infrastructure of the physical environment (e.g., roadways, signage, and lighting) on the driving ability, performance, and safety of the older adult?
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