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Determining fitness to drive among drivers with Alzheimer’s disease or cognitive decline / Carolyn Unsworth and Siew-Pang Chan

By: Unsworth, Carolyn A.
Contributor(s): Chan S.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticle Media type: Article Subject(s): Avaluació | Conducció de vehicles | Trastorns cognitius | Automobile driving | driver assessment | EVALUATION | mild cognitive impairmentOnline resources: Accés restringit usuaris EUIT In: BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 2016 FEB; 79 (2): 102-110
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Journal article Journal article Escola Universitària d'Infermeria i Teràpia Ocupacional de Terrassa
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Journal Journal Escola Universitària d'Infermeria i Teràpia Ocupacional de Terrassa
En línia Link to resource Exclòs de préstec (Accés restringit) Consulta en línia 262471

Introduction Fitness to drive skills progressively deteriorate following a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease/cognitive decline. Occupational therapists require standardised assessments to help them make recommendations to clients and licensing authorities regarding client fitness to drive. This research aimed to determine whether drivers in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease/cognitive decline can drive safely, and if this could be predicted using the occupational therapy – driver off-road assessment battery (OT-DORA Battery). one of nine driver assessors over 18 months. Client data were collected on the OT-DORA Battery and following on-road assessment; the outcome was recorded as pass, pass with conditions, or fail. as fit to drive, of whom 33(83%) had at least one condition placed on their licence. Client age and scores on four subtests of the OT-DORA Battery were predictive of outcome. automatically preclude driving. Scores on four of the subtests from the OT-DORA Battery may be used to help determine whether a client is fit to drive or not fit to drive, or whether a client should be referred for specialist occupational therapy driver assessment.

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