PubMed Identifier

19064470

Title

Occupational therapy and older drivers: research, education, and practice.

Authors

Wendy B Stav

ISBN or ISSN

0270-1960

Publication Title

Gerontology & geriatrics education

Volume

29

Issue

4

Publication Date / Copyright Date

1-1-2008

First Page

336

Last Page

350

Peer Reviewed

1

DOI Number

10.1080/02701960802497860

Abstract

Occupational therapists facilitate independence and support participation in occupations that are personally meaningful to clients to enhance well-being and quality of life. Among the occupations addressed by occupational therapists is the instrumental activity of daily living (IADL) of driving. Occupational therapists are particularly concerned with older adult engagement in driving because of the vital contributions driving and community mobility make to engagement in other activities and subsequently quality of life. This article includes the current status of occupational therapy research, education, and practice and presents the role of the occupational therapist as a member of the team with regard to older drivers.

Disciplines

Occupational Therapy

Keywords

Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Automobile Driving, Coronary Artery Bypass, Humans, Male, Occupational Therapy, Program Development, Quality of Life, Research, United States

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