Journal article

Effect of Navigation Problems, Assessment Location, and a Practice Test on Driving Assessment Performance for People with Alzheimer's Disease

Carolyn A Unsworth, Kay Russell, Robin Lovell, Michael Woodward, Matthew Browne

JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE | IOS PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: People with Alzheimer's disease may be required to undertake clinical and on-road assessments to determine fitness to drive. The manner in which on-road assessments are conducted with drivers who do and do not have navigational problems may affect the outcome. OBJECTIVES: Investigate the effect of 1) navigational difficulties, 2) location of assessment (un/familiar area) and assessment order, and 3) undertaking a second assessment (practice), on passing an on-road driving assessment. METHODS: Forty-three drivers undertook an Occupational Therapy-Driver Assessment Off Road Assessment (OT-DORA) Battery which included the Drive Home Maze Test (DHMT). Participants with/without a hist..

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