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dc.contributor.authorPark, Angelaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T01:18:23Z
dc.date.available2015-08-05T01:18:23Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.submitted2012
dc.identifier.other(ALMA)contemp
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/12580
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Boston University PLEASE NOTE: Boston University Libraries did not receive an Authorization To Manage form for this thesis or dissertation. It is therefore not openly accessible, though it may be available by request. If you are the author or principal advisor of this work and would like to request open access for it, please contact us at open-help@bu.edu. Thank you.en_US
dc.description.abstractDriving has become an indispensable part of our normal daily living for people of all ages. For the older adult population, the ability to drive plays a critical role to the maintenance of quality of life, independence, mental well-being, and physical health. However, the safety of older adult driving is of public concern because as people age, their neurocognitive and motor skills required for driving can become compromised. In the past, traffic safety efforts for older adults focused on forcing cessation. However, this sudden driving loss has detrimental effect on an older adult and is associated with increased risk of depression. This study evaluates the impact of a motivational interviewing (MI) on encouraging mentally competent older adults to assess their driving skills. While some older adults who are currently driving should give up their licenses, many could continue to drive safely by modifying their driving practices and planning for alternative transportation in order to avoid challenging driving situations. MI has been effectively used in the past for substance abuse as well as other health promotions but little is known about MI's effectiveness specific to this population. We evaluate if MI encourages older adult drivers to assess and modify their driving behaviors.en_US
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dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.titleEvaluatng three methods to encourage mentally competent older adults to assess their driving behavioren_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineMedical Sciencesen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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