The assessment of fitness to drive after a stroke: The Nordic Stroke Driver Screening Assessment
2003 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, Vol. 44, no 1, 23-30 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 44, no 1, 23-30 p.
Cognitive assessment, Driving fitness, Stroke
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46743DOI: 10.1111/1467-9450.00317OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-46743DiVA: diva2:267639