National Older Driver Research and Training Center

Examining issues surrounding older driver assessment, remediation, rehabilitation, and the use of alternatives to the car.


Public Health Model to Promote Safe Elderly Driving

Funding: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Principal Investigator: Sherrilene Classen

This project uses a public health perspective and health promotion framework to develop a model for older driver safety. An integrated approach, grounded in a unifying public health model, will help us understand how behavioral, ecological, health education, administrative, policy and regulatory strategies may promote safe elderly driving. The Precede phase of the Precede-Proceed Model of Health Promotion provides the theoretical framework to: 1) review the current older driver literature systematically by applying the Cochrane Collaborative Descriptive Methodology; 2) test the fit of existing population-based quantitative and qualitative data, and 3) develop an intervention plan for safe elderly driving.

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