Driving status and risk of entry into long-term care in older adults.

  title={Driving status and risk of entry into long-term care in older adults.},
  author={Ellen E Freeman and Stephen J Gange and Beatriz Mu{\~n}oz and Sheila K West},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={96 7},
OBJECTIVES Given the importance of driving in American society, older non-drivers may be unable to meet basic needs while living independently. We assessed whether not driving is an independent risk factor for entering long-term care (LTC) institutions. METHODS Data were used from 1593 older adults who participated in the Salisbury Eye Evaluation cohort study and completed an additional telephone survey. Questions on driving status and LTC entry were obtained by self/proxy report. Cox time… CONTINUE READING

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