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Predicting older adults' driving difficulties using the Roadwise Review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20400499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Roadwise Review has been reported to provide an effective means of self-assessing and predicting driving difficulties in older adults. We administered it to 73 community-dwelling older drivers (M = 73 years) and also gathered data on self-reported driving difficulties, 2-year retrospective collisions, and moving violations. The acuity tests and Useful Field of View exhibited substantial ceiling effects that limit predictive utility, and there was a high failure rate on the head and neck flexibility test. Additionally, the Roadwise Review did not predict self-reported driving problems or collision risk. Thus, in current form, it does not appear to be a useful tool for assessing older drivers. Future research efforts should assess predictive validity in a more heterogeneous sample of older adults and with a broader range of outcomes, including on-road driving performance.
Charles Scialfa; Jennifer Ference; Jessica Boone; Richard Tay; Carl Hudson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-04-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences     Volume:  65     ISSN:  1758-5368     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-14     Completed Date:  2010-06-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508483     Medline TA:  J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  434-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4 Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged / physiology,  psychology
Aged, 80 and over
Automobile Driving / legislation & jurisprudence,  psychology*,  standards
Head Movements / physiology
Middle Aged / physiology,  psychology
Range of Motion, Articular
Vision Tests

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