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Research Article  |   July 1983
Assessing the Driving Potential of Cerebral Vascular Accident Patients
Author Affiliations
  • Faith L. Quigley, OTR, was a staff occupational therapist, Seattle Veterans Administration Medical Center. She is currently working on her Master’s in Occupational Therapy, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 98195
  • Joel A. DeLisa, M.D., M.S., is Associate Chief, Staff Education, Seattle Veterans Administration Medical Center, and Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195
Article Information
Community Mobility and Driving / Neurologic Conditions / Stroke / Features
Research Article   |   July 1983
Assessing the Driving Potential of Cerebral Vascular Accident Patients
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1983, Vol. 37, 474-478. doi:10.5014/ajot.37.7.474
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1983, Vol. 37, 474-478. doi:10.5014/ajot.37.7.474
Abstract

In this report, literature pertaining to training the post-cerebral vascular accident (CVA) driving candidate is reviewed; a driver training program is described, with special emphasis on evaluating the CVA candidate; the role of the occupational therapist as a disabled driver training instructor is outlined; information and suggestions for comprehensive evaluation and training of right- and left-CVA driving candidates are presented; and data comparing driver’s training outcomes for right- and left-CVA candidates are provided. Retrospective data of left- and right-CVA driver performance are compared.