Brief Report  |   February 2015
Interrater Reliability of the Record of Driving Errors (RODE)
Author Affiliations
  • Peggy P. Barco, OTD, BSW, OTR/L, SCDC, is Instructor, Program in Occupational Therapy and Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO; barcop@wusm.wustl.edu
  • David B. Carr, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Kathleen Rutkoski, BS, OTR/L, is Research Assistant, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Chengjie Xiong, PhD, is Professor of Biostatistics, Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Division of Biostatistics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Catherine M. Roe, PhD, is Research Assistant Professor, Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Article Information
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Brief Report   |   February 2015
Interrater Reliability of the Record of Driving Errors (RODE)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 2015, Vol. 69, 6902350020p1-6902350020p6. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.013128
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 2015, Vol. 69, 6902350020p1-6902350020p6. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.013128
Abstract

The Record of Driving Errors (RODE) is a novel standardized tool designed to quantitatively document the specific types of driving errors that occur during a standardized performance-based road test. The purpose of this study was to determine interrater reliability between two occupational therapy driver rehabilitation specialists who quantitatively scored specific driving errors using the RODE in a sample of older adults diagnosed with dementia (n = 24). Intraclass correlation coefficients of major driving error and intervention categories indicated almost perfect agreement between raters. Using raters with adequate training and similar professional backgrounds, it is possible to have good interrater reliability using the RODE on a standardized road test.