Driving-Related Adverse Events in the Elderly Men: A Population-Based Prospective Cohort Studyopen access
- Kim, Jae Sung; Bae, Jong Bin; Han, Kyuhee; Hong, Jong Woo; Han, Ji Hyun; Kim, Tae Hui; Kwak, Kyung Phil; Kim, Kayoung; Kim, Bong Jo; Kim, Shin Gyeom; Kim, Jeong Lan; Kim, Tae Hyun; Moon, Seok Woo; Park, Jae Young; Park, Joon Hyuk; Byun, Seonjeong; Suh, Seung Wan; Seo, Ji Young; So, Yoonseop; Ryu, Seung-Ho; Youn, Jong Chul; Lee, Kyoung Hwan; Lee, Dong Young; Lee, Dong-Woo; Lee, Seok Bum; Lee, Jung Jae; Lee, Ju Ri; Jeong, Hyeon; Jeong, Hyun-Ghang; Jhoo, Jin Hyeong; Han, Ji Won; Kim, Ki Woong
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- KOREAN NEUROPSYCHIATRIC ASSOC
- Driving; Incidence; Accident; Violation; Memory
- PSYCHIATRY INVESTIGATION, v.17, no.8, pp.744 - 750
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- PSYCHIATRY INVESTIGATION
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- Objective This study estimated the incidence of driving-related adverse events and examined the association of cognitive function with the risk of future driving-related adverse events in the elderly Korean male population. Methods We analyzed 1,172 male drivers aged 60 years or older in the Korean Longitudinal Study on Cognitive Aging and Dementia (KLOSCAD). Using the data from Korean National Police Agency, we classified the participants into three groups: safe driving (drove for 2 years after baseline without a traffic accident or repeated violations), driving cessation (stopped driving), and risky driving (one or more traffic accidents or repeated violations). We estimated the incidences of driving cessation and risky driving, and examined the effect of cognitive function on their risks. Results The incidence of driving cessation and risky driving in the Korean male drivers aged 60 years or older was 19.3 and 69.9 per 1,000 person-years respectively and increased in the late 80s. Drivers with better baseline Word List Memory Test scores showed less risky driving (OR=0.94, p=0.039). Conclusion Driving-related adverse events increased in late 80s, and better memory function was protective against these events.
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