Research Platform
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
The Naturalistic Driving Observation for Assessing Elderly Drivers: Implementing a Contemporary Research Approach in Clinical Use
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hasomer, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
  • McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hasomer, Ramat-Gan, Israel
Article Information
Community Mobility and Driving / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Assessment/Measurement
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2020
The Naturalistic Driving Observation for Assessing Elderly Drivers: Implementing a Contemporary Research Approach in Clinical Use
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500008. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP102C
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500008. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP102C
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

The naturalistic driving observation is an appropriate method for assessing fitness-to-drive of elderly drivers. By utilizing this unique assessment, real-life driving performance is captured, enabling the reduction of test-related discomfort associated with the current gold standard test of driving ability, the standard on-road driving evaluation. OTs could consider incorporating this assessment that is structured, score-based, and individualized for each driver.

Primary Author and Speaker: Varda Rubin

Contributing Authors: Naomi Josman, Barbara Mazer, Rachel Kizony