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Cognitive prerequisites for fitness to drive: Norm values for the TMT, UFOV and NorSDSA tests
Swedish Natl Transport Res Inst, Sweden; Univ Gothenburg, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Neuro and Inflammation Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Local Health Care Services in Central Östergötland, Department of Acute Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Anaesthetics, Operations and Specialty Surgery Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
2019 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Background: Fitness-to-drive assessment is a growing area for occupational therapists. There are few off-road tests specially developed to assess fitness to drive, and several cognitive tests have no age-specific norms. Aims/objectives: The aim was to identify and describe age-related norm values for the Trail Making Test, Nordic Stroke Driver Screening Assessment and Useful Field of View test, and to study inter-correlation between test results. Materials and methods: The sample included 410 volunteers; 149 men and 261 women, mean age 52 +/- 16.8 years. Commonly used off-road tests were used: TMT A and B, UFOV and NorSDSA. Results: Normative data for the specific subtests and total score for NorSDSA and UFOV are provided and presented in four age groups. Age correlated with the results for most of the subtests. Conclusions: Off-road cognitive test scores are necessary and valuable for occupational therapists in their contribution to the final decision on continued driving. In clinical practice, it can be difficult to interpret cognitive test results when working with driving assessments. Age-based norm values are suggested to be a way to provide clinicians with a benchmark against which scores can be compared. Significance: Age-based norms can guide occupational therapists working with fitness to drive.

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TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD , 2019.
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Cognition; driving assessment; off-road test; screening
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Occupational Therapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-158569DOI: 10.1080/11038128.2019.1614214ISI: 000470419300001PubMedID: 31088186OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-158569DiVA, id: diva2:1334792
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Funding Agencies|Swedish Transport Agency; Vinnova; County Council Ostergotland; Medical Research Council of Southeast Sweden

Available from: 2019-07-03 Created: 2019-07-03 Last updated: 2019-07-03

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