James D Stowe

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PURPOSE Many older adults consider driving vital to maintaining their preferred lifestyle and engagement with society, yet it is normative for individuals to eventually stop driving. This study examined the impact of driving cessation on older adults' productive and social engagement and whether their mental and physical health mediated this relationship.(More)
In the final phase of a 3-phase project, the Assessment of Readiness for Mobility Transition (ARMT) was clinically validated, emphasizing assessment/intervention. ARMT and coping, health/vision status, and social support measures were administered to 133 community-dwelling older adults. Concurrent validity is supported. Higher readiness to cope with(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY This article critiques Rowe and Kahn's conceptualization of successful aging using tenets of the life course perspective. DESIGN AND METHODS A review and synthesis of the literature on successful aging and studies that use a life course perspective. RESULTS We draw on life course principles that view development as a dynamic(More)
UNLABELLED Supplemental digital content is available in the text. BACKGROUND Older adults with medical conditions that impair function are at risk for experiencing a motor vehicle crash. This randomized controlled trial tested an intervention to reduce crash-related risk among older patients. METHODS A 2-to-1 allocation ratio resulted in comparisons(More)
Older adults who live alone are at risk for problems (e.g., falling, sudden illness). To maintain themselves safely at home they may benefit from planning to prevent problems. The purpose of this study was to evaluate an intervention designed to train family members or friends as to how to help older adults who were living alone make plans to maintain(More)
Individualized assessment is important when counseling older adults concerning the transition from driving to nondriving mobility. This study validated a measure of emotional and attitudinal readiness in support of mobility transition counseling (MTC). Items derived from a mixed-methods approach were administered by mailed questionnaire to(More)
BACKGROUND An estimated one in five drivers will be over 65 by 2030. Compared with their younger counterparts, older adults are more likely to experience health and functional impairments, including cognitive dysfunction, which may interfere with their ability to drive safely. Law enforcement officers, as part of the public safety community, need help in(More)
Drawing on interdependence theory, this study examined the cross-spouse impact of driving cessation on productive (work, formal volunteering, and informal volunteering) and social engagement of older couples aged 65+ using longitudinal data from the Health and Retirement Study (1998-2010; N = 1,457 couples). Multilevel modeling results indicate that driving(More)
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