Varda Rubin, Naomi Josman, Barbara Mazer, Rachel Kizony; The Naturalistic Driving Observation for Assessing Elderly Drivers: Implementing a Contemporary Research Approach in Clinical Use. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411500008. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP102C
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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
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