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Sensorimotor and postural control factors associated with driving safety in a community-dwelling older driver population

Lacherez, Philippe; Wood, Joanne M.; Anstey, Kaarin; Lord, Stephen R


BACKGROUND: To establish whether sensorimotor function and balance are associated with on-road driving performance in older adults. METHODS: The performance of 270 community-living adults aged 70–88 years recruited via the electoral roll was measured on a battery of peripheral sensation, strength, flexibility, reaction time, and balance tests and on a standardized measure of on-road driving performance. RESULTS: Forty-seven participants (17.4%) were classified as unsafe based on their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 69.2 (2014): 240-244
DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glt173


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