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|Title: ||Exercise Can Improve Speed of Behavior in Older Drivers|
|Authors: ||Marmeleira, J.|
|Keywords: ||Automobile driving|
|Issue Date: ||2011|
|Publisher: ||Human Kinetics|
|Citation: ||Marmeleira, J., Melo, F., Tlemcani, M., Godinho, M. (2011). Exercise can improve speed of behavior in older drivers. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 19, 48-61.|
|Abstract: ||The main aim of this research was to study the effects of a specific exercise program
on the speed of behavior of older adults during on-the-road driving. Twenty-six
drivers (55–78 yr old) were randomly assigned to either an exercise group or a
control group. The exercise program (3 sessions of 60 min/wk for 8 wk) incorporated
tasks that induced the participants to respond quickly to challenging situations.
On-the-road driving tasks (under single- and dual-task conditions) included
measures of simple and choice reaction time, movement time, and response time.
Significant positive effects were found at follow-up resulting from participation
in the exercise program: Improvements were found for several measures in all
driving tasks, and a composite score reflected a better general drivers’ speed of
behavior. These results show that exercise can enhance speed of behavior in older
drivers and should therefore be promoted.|
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