Assessing Driving in Older Adults: Perspectives of Vision Care Providers

This project is based on the recognition that many factors deter health care providers from discussing driving with their older patients, including concerns about the care provider/care recipient relationship, time constraints, and lack of knowledge and resources to support older drivers. The purpose of the project is to survey Michigan vision care providers as a means to better understand the concerns, attitudes, and needs associated with assessing driving in older patients. The results of this survey will be used to: (1) inform vision care providers of the current Michigan attitudes and practices regarding assessment of their older patient's driving status; (2) design a more comprehensive survey of the broader health care provider community who deals with older drivers; and (3) ultimately develop assessment tools and intervention aids that will enable health care providers to more effectively address the needs of older drivers. Desired outcomes include a more effective care provider/care recipient interaction that will lead to safer driving, reductions in crashes and associated morbidity and mortality, and therefore reduced costs to the health care and insurance systems.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $180376.00
  • 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 Medical School

    Department of Opthamology & Visual Health
    1000 Wall SPC 5714
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109-5714

    University of Michigan School of Public Health

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

    Musch, David

    Janz, Nancy

  • Start Date: 20090915
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 23492

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01461951
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advancing Safe Transportation Throughout the Lifespan
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:55PM