A multidomain approach for predicting older driver safety under in-traffic road conditions
Wood, Joanne M., Anstey, Kaarin J., Kerr, Graham K., Lacherez, Philippe F., & Lord, Stephen (2008) A multidomain approach for predicting older driver safety under in-traffic road conditions. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 56(6), pp. 986-993.
OBJECTIVES: To identify a battery of tests that predicts safe and unsafe performance on an on-road assessment of driving.----
DESIGN: Prospective cohort study.----
SETTING: University laboratory assessment and an on-road driving test.----
PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred seventy community-living adults aged 70 to 88 recruited through the electoral roll.----
MEASUREMENTS: Performance on a battery of multidisciplinary tests and on a standardized measure of on-road driving performance.----
RESULTS: A combination of three tests from the vision, cognitive, and motor domains, including motion sensitivity, color choice reaction time, postural sway on a compliant foam rubber surface, and a self-reported measure of driving exposure, was able to classify participants into safe and unsafe driver groups with sensitivity of 91% and specificity of 70%.----
CONCLUSION: In a sample of licensed older drivers, a short battery of tests and a self-reported measure of driving exposure were able to accurately predict driving safety.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Driving safety, Predictors, Older drivers, On-road driving performance|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Vision Science (111303)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
|Deposited On:||28 Apr 2009 15:03|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 11:31|
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