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Appl Neuropsychol. 2009 Oct;16(4):281-7. doi: 10.1080/09084280903297826.

Identifying at-risk older adult community-dwelling drivers through neuropsychological evaluation.

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Department of Psychology, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, New York 10577, USA. nancy.zook@purchase.edu

Abstract

This study examined the predictive validity of widely utilized neuropsychological tests, the Cognitive Behavioral Driving Inventory (CBDI) and the Useful Field of View (UFOV), to predict driving abilities in a community-dwelling older adult population. Thirty-nine older adults were given the test battery and an on-the-road driving test. Results indicated that while performance on both the CBDI and UFOV was significantly predictive of driving performance, neuropsychological tests of executive function, memory, and visual perception were more predictive of on-the-road driving ability. These results suggest that standard neuropsychological assessment may be able to identify mild cognitive impairment as it relates to at-risk driving in a community-dwelling older adult population.

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20183183
DOI:
10.1080/09084280903297826
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