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The Nordic Stroke Driver Screening Assessment as predictor for the outcome of an on-road test
Karolinska Institute.
Karolinska Institute.
Karolinska University Hospital.
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine . Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in Central Östergötland, Paediatric Habilitation Community Service.
2010 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 17, no 1, 10-17 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The use of the cognitive test battery Nordic Stroke Driver Screening Assessment (NorSDSA) has increased, sometimes as a stand-alone test to evaluate fitness to drive, also for non-stroke patients such as patients suffering from cognitive deficits/dementia, approaches that may be questioned. The objective of the study was to determine whether the NorSDSA could predict an on-road test result, for large sets of stroke (n = 74) and cognitive deficits/dementia participants (n = 116), respectively. The percentage of correctly classified was 62% for the stroke group and 50% for the cognitive deficits/dementia group. A discriminant analysis with pass/fail on the on-road test as grouping variable could classify 62% of the stroke participants and the cognitive deficit/dementia participants. Hence, the NorSDSA could not predict the outcome of the on-road test. Therefore, NorSDSA should not be used as a stand-alone test to determine the fitness to drive of individual participants. Also, its use with participants suffering from cognitive deficits/dementia appears to be less successful than for clients with stroke.

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Informa Healthcare , 2010. Vol. 17, no 1, 10-17 p.
Keyword [en]
Cognitive deficits; dementia; driving assessment; NorSDSA; off-road test; stroke
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-58390DOI: 10.3109/11038120802714898ISI: 000278022400002OAI: diva2:343282
Available from: 2010-08-13 Created: 2010-08-11 Last updated: 2010-08-13

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