National Older Driver Research and Training Center

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

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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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