Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Can Office-Based Assessment Predict Older Driver Safety?
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
  • Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
Article Information
Community Mobility and Driving / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Can Office-Based Assessment Predict Older Driver Safety?
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311500039. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO8004
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311500039. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO8004
Abstract

Date Presented 04/06/19

This study compared performance in 101 drivers age 65 and older on the Useful Field of View and Trail Making Test–Part B to blinded ratings on the 4Cs screening tool completed by the driver’s personal physician. Previous studies reported the 4Cs showed promise predicting fitness to drive of at-risk drivers. Current results indicate the Trails-B may be a better office-based assessment for physicians to use to determine the need to recommend a comprehensive fitness to drive evaluation.

Primary Author and Speaker: Kathleen Golisz

Additional Authors and Speakers: Jeanine Stancanelli