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The assessment of fitness to drive after a stroke: The Nordic Stroke Driver Screening Assessment
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, Huddinge University Hospital, Traffic Medicine Centre, SE-141 86 Stockholm, Sweden.
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
Samuelsson, S.-M..
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2003 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, Vol. 44, no 1, 23-30 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The British Stroke Driver Screening Assessment (SDSA) is a set of four simple cognitive tests to evaluate driving fitness in stroke patients. To evaluate its usefulness in a Scandinavian context, we adapted the tests and assessed a group of 97 stroke patients from Sweden and Norway, using a driving test as the criterion. When results were calculated according to the original method, based on a discriminant function, less than 70% of the participants were correctly classified. To improve the predictive potential, a new discriminant analysis was performed, using the scores of a subsample of 49 patients, and validated on the remaining 48 participants. In total, 78% of the patients were correctly classified, but specificity was superior to sensitivity. We conclude that the Nordic version of the SDSA is a useful instrument, provided that test scores are interpreted in a balanced manner, taking into account the possibility of compensatory traffic behavior.

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2003. Vol. 44, no 1, 23-30 p.
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Cognitive assessment, Driving fitness, Stroke
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Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46743DOI: 10.1111/1467-9450.00317OAI: diva2:267639
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2011-01-13

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