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aging, driving, health promotion, interpersonal, qualitative, self-regulation



  1. Friedland, Judith PhD
  2. Rudman, Debbie Laliberte PhD


When senior drivers do not have a medical condition that mandates driving cessation, self-regulation takes on a potentially significant role in enhancing safety. In a previous qualitative study, we used focus groups to explore self-regulation from the perspectives of aging drivers and family physicians. Our analysis resulted in a model that included intrapersonal, interpersonal, and environmental factors. In this article, we draw on the data related to the interpersonal aspects of driving self-regulation. Secondary analysis revealed barriers and facilitators to opening a dialogue on driving among seniors, families, and physicians. Recommendations to decrease confrontation and enhance collaboration at the service delivery and societal levels are made.