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Further examinations of mobility in later life and improving health and wellbeing / Charles Musselwhite

Journal of Transport & Health, Volume: 2, Issue: 2, Pages: 99 - 100

Swansea University Author: Musselwhite, Charles

DOI (Published version): 10.1016/j.jth.2015.04.002

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Research is needed to examine how to improve mobility in later life. Research in this section of the special issue suggests that pet ownership, proximity to amenities and culture are associated with older people walking more. Two popular emerging technologies are examined including, mobility scooter...

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Published: 2015
Online Access: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214140515000250
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description Research is needed to examine how to improve mobility in later life. Research in this section of the special issue suggests that pet ownership, proximity to amenities and culture are associated with older people walking more. Two popular emerging technologies are examined including, mobility scooters and e-bikes and the potential for them to enable mobility, along with barriers to use are included. With regards to driving, there is further evidence that self-regulation planning and implementation intentions may help older drivers achieve their mobility goals and promote safer driving across the lifecourse. In addition, to help older people stay on the roads, support from medical experts is welcomed, though evidence here suggests medical professionals are not always confident to supply it.In conclusion, there is a need to look at the wider relationship between mobility, ageing and health embracing a transdisciplinary and intergenerational approach.
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