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Perception and lived experience of older women about the effect poor eyesight on driving


This research is seeking to understand the perceptions and experience of older women in Australia regarding transportation challenges. We are particularly interested in the experiences of women who have poor vision (due to cataract, macular degeneration or other causes) and stopped driving and comparing these experiences with those of women who continued driving. We will examine themes identified from older women’s free-text comments provided over 8 years (from 2002-2019), contrasting those who drive themselves and those who do not.Qualitative descriptive analysis was used.