Driving Cessation & Caregiving Continuum: Adult Child/Parent Dynamic

This project builds on the recognition that older adults who have to give up driving may face disruption in their ability to engage in tasks of daily living and maintain valued social activities and relationships. Driving cessation also has ripple effects for the entire family, especially adult children. The purpose of this project is to examine how older drivers and their adult children adapt to the "driving cessation continuum" by examining attitudes, beliefs, and reflections of matched pairs of adult children and their own parents. A total of 30 in-depth interviews will be conducted to assess family decision making and planning about this important transition. Results will inform the development of an intervention designed to help adult children and their parents discuss and plan for successful age-related transitions, including driving cessation.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $127760.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Center for Advancing Safe Transportation Throughout the Lifespan

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109-2150
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Michigan School of Public Health

    1415 Washington Heights, 1700 SPH 1
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109-2029
  • Principal Investigators:

    Connell, Cathleen

  • Start Date: 20090915
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20101231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 23463

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01461959
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advancing Safe Transportation Throughout the Lifespan
  • Contract Numbers: F023650
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:55PM