Evaluation of on-road driving in people with hemianopia and quadrantanopia
Elgin, Jennifer , McGwin, Gerald Jr. , Wood, Joanne M., Vaphiades, Michael S. , Braswell, Ronald A. , DeCarlo, Dawn K. , Kline, Lanning B. , & Owsley, Cynthia (2010) Evaluation of on-road driving in people with hemianopia and quadrantanopia. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64(2), pp. 268-278.
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OBJECTIVE: To examine whether some drivers with hemianopia or quadrantanopia display safe driving skills on the road compared with drivers with normal visual fields. ----------
METHOD: An occupational therapist evaluated 22 people with hemianopia, 8 with quadrantanopia, and 30 with normal vision for driving skills during naturalistic driving using six rating scales. ----------
RESULTS: Of drivers with normal vision, >90% drove flawlessly or had minor errors. Although drivers with hemianopia were more likely to receive poorer ratings for all skills, 59.1%–81.8% performed with no or minor errors. A skill commonly problematic for them was lane keeping (40.9%). Of 8 drivers with quadrantanopia, 7 (87.5%) exhibited no or minor errors. ----------
CONCLUSION: This study of people with hemianopia or quadrantanopia with no lateral spatial neglect highlights the need to provide individual opportunities for on-road driving evaluation under natural traffic conditions if a person is motivated to return to driving after brain injury.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||automibile driver examination, automobile driving, brain injuries, hemianopsia, licensure, visual fields|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OTHER MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (119900)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.|
|Deposited On:||10 Jan 2011 10:03|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 23:27|
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