Reactions to driving cessation: a qualitative study of people with dementia and their families

Show simple item record Chacko, Emme en Wright, WM en Worrall, RC en Adamson, Carole en Cheung, Gary en 2015-11-23T02:45:11Z en 2015-10 en
dc.identifier.citation Australasian Psychiatry, 2015, 23 (5), pp. 496 - 499 en
dc.identifier.issn 1440-1665 en
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dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVES: A proportion of older people with mild dementia are safe to drive. However, driving cessation is recommended at some point as the disease progresses. Driving cessation can have significant psychological and social consequences on people with dementia and their carers. This paper aims to explore the psychosocial and adjustment issues following driving cessation for people with dementia and their supporters. METHOD: Participants and their supporters were interviewed within 1 month of driving-cessation advice, and again 6 months later. Issues associated with driving cessation were explored in semi-structured interviews. RESULTS: Seven participants and their supporters were recruited. This has generated a total of 22 transcripts for qualitative analysis including follow-up interviews. For those who could remember the details of driving cessation, most were unhappy with the decision. Carers who were supportive of driving cessation questioned the legality of it. Most participants minimised the impact of their driving cessation on their supporters. Most supporters were negatively affected by the decision. CONCLUSIONS: The preliminary findings highlight the need for a more comprehensive process for driving cessation in those with dementia, with closer links to regulatory bodies, and increased support for their families/carers. en
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dc.language eng en
dc.publisher SAGE Publications (UK and US) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Australasian Psychiatry en
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dc.title Reactions to driving cessation: a qualitative study of people with dementia and their families en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1039856215591326 en
pubs.issue 5 en
pubs.begin-page 496 en
pubs.volume 23 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: SAGE Publications (UK and US) en
dc.identifier.pmid 26104777 en
pubs.end-page 499 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 489714 en Education and Social Work en Counselling,HumanServ &Soc.Wrk en Medical and Health Sciences en School of Medicine en Medicine Department en Psychological Medicine Dept en
dc.identifier.eissn 1440-1665 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-11-23 en
pubs.dimensions-id 26104777 en

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