HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Educational program increases some safety behaviors for older drivers

NEW YORK--A one-on-one educational safety program for high-risk, visually impaired older drivers increased some behaviors that should help reduce risk for future collisions; however, the program showed no effect on the actual rate of collisions for the period covered by the study, according to Cynthia Owsley, M.S.P.H., Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology and director of the Clinical Research Unit in the department of ophthalmology, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

"This one-on-one program was the Cadillac version of an education program. It was tailored to each individual's needs," said Dr. Owsley. "We don't know how we could improve the program, because it was so comprehensive--nonetheless, it showed no effect on collision rates for this population." Dr. Owsley spoke today at an American Medical Association media briefing on patient communication and adherence in New York City.

Many organizations have created educational programs that aim to increase the safety of older drivers. However, only two of these programs have been evaluated for their effectiveness; neither one reduced collision rates. Dr. Owsley and her co-authors reported on a program that they hoped would show some success through a one-on-one intervention that not only addressed safety issues and strategies to increase safety, but also included a focus on awareness of limitations caused by the driver's visual deficits.

The educational curriculum, Knowledge Enhances Your Safety (KEYS), was motivated by models of health behavior change and health promotion. It was administered one-on-one in two sessions in an eye clinic conference room. The first session was individually tailored to the participant's own driving needs, lifestyle and visual problems. The participant discussed how their visual impairment interfered with safe driving, caused driving performance difficulties/ and elevated crash risk.

The discussion focused on maneuvers and settings that
'"/>

Contact: Bob Shepard
bshep@uab.edu
205-934-8934
American Medical Association
4-Mar-2004


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. ESMO Summer Educational Conference, ESEC
2. New Genetics Of Cancer Educational Website Is On-line
3. 4 October press briefing to focus on minority recruitment to science and engineering programs
4. HHMI, NIBIB/NIH to invest up to $35 million in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs
5. JGI announces community sequencing program portfolio
6. Kaposis sarcoma virus reprograms blood vessel cells into lymphatic cells
7. SEEDS program sponsors field trip to Calgary
8. Cranberry breeding program may soon bear fruit for growers
9. Searle Scholars program awards $240,000 to UT Southwestern researcher
10. Inflammation, hypertension are focus of major new MCG research program
11. NSF funds summer research program abroad for undergraduates at UC San Diego

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/21/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Sentien Biotechnologies, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company ... Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s Investigational New Drug (IND) application for ... Approval of this IND allows Sentien to initiate a Phase 1/2 study with ...
(Date:8/12/2020)... ... August 11, 2020 , ... ... in Princeton, NJ, have entered into license agreements with Housey Pharma’s HMI subsidiary ... Both Roche and J&J have annual Research and Development spending in excess of ...
(Date:8/5/2020)... ... 05, 2020 , ... Regenative Labs has received approval from the Centers for ... them the first Wharton’s jelly allografts to be assigned a Q code and be ... the first Wharton’s jelly allograft product to be recognized as a 361 HCT/P by ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2020)... ... ... True Terpenes , the leading platform for terpene innovation, research and development, ... medical potential of terpenes and the potential entourage effect , where the benefits ... on expanding the recently launched line of effects-based terpenes - Terpology by Dr. ...
(Date:8/12/2020)... ... August 11, 2020 , ... The FSHD Society announced today ... Clinical Trial Research Network (FSHD CTRN), with consideration of follow-on funding ... of academic research centers in the United States and Europe with expertise in ...
(Date:8/12/2020)... ... August 12, 2020 , ... ... (EMMA International), a global leader in FDA compliance consulting has been named on ... private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies ...
(Date:8/3/2020)... ... , ... ERT, the global leader in clinical ... one of the 100 most inspiring individuals in the life-sciences industry by PharmaVoice. ... on how they have inspired their colleagues and affected positive changes in their ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: