Carolyn A. Unsworth, Julie F. Pallant, Kay J. Russell, Carmela Germano, Morris Odell; Validation of a Test of Road Law and Road Craft Knowledge With Older or Functionally Impaired Drivers. Am J Occup Ther 2010;64(2):306–315. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.64.2.306
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OBJECTIVE. The number of functionally impaired drivers being assessed is increasing the urgency to develop a standardized off-road driver assessment battery. We examined the validity of the Road Law and Road Craft Test (RLRCT) and a version of the Melbourne Slide Test to determine whether they should be included in the Occupational Therapy Driver Off-Road Assessment (OT–DORA) battery, which is under development.
METHOD. We conducted a file audit of 118 data sets with individual item scores for the RLRCT and Melbourne Slide Test.
RESULTS. The RLRCT test with one item removed provides clinicians with a valid indication of clients’ off-road driving skills. The Melbourne Slide Test added no new information over that provided by the RLRCT and can be excluded from the battery.
CONCLUSION. The revised 14-item RLRCT should be included in the OT–DORA battery. Further research is required to develop the OT–DORA battery as a valid and reliable measure of off-road driver skill.
Following verbal and written instructions
Identifying road signs
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