Prediction of driving ability after inconclusive neuropsychological investigation.

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Prediction of driving ability after inconclusive neuropsychological investigation.
Alexandersen, Alice; Dalen, Knut; Brønnick, Kolbjørn
Brain injury 2009, 23 (4):313-21
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dc.contributor.authorAlexandersen, Alice-
dc.contributor.authorDalen, Knut-
dc.contributor.authorBrønnick, Kolbjørn-
dc.identifier.citationBrain injury 2009, 23 (4):313-21en
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the predictive value of neuropsychological tests for on-road evaluation outcome after inconclusive assessment. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Thirty-five patients were assessed neurologically, neuropsychologically by traditional clinical tests and by on-road evaluation. Simple univariate tests, logistic regression and ROC-curve analysis were used to investigate the predictive power of different neuropsychological tests. MAIN OUTCOMES AND RESULTS: Six measures from the California Computerized Assessment Package (CalCAP) and the Digit-Symbol test from Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale predicted the outcome of the on-road evaluation. A logistic regression analysis showed that a model with two variables from CalCAP and the Digit Symbol test predicted the results of the on-road driving evaluation with an overall accuracy of 84.8%. CONCLUSIONS: The findings indicate that the outcome of on-road assessment is most related to cognitive skills such as attention and processing speed in combination with cognitive flexibility.en
dc.subjectVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Klinisk medisinske fag: 750::Nevrologi: 752en
dc.subject.meshCentral Nervous System Diseasesen
dc.subject.meshNeuropsychological Testsen
dc.titlePrediction of driving ability after inconclusive neuropsychological investigation.en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.typepeer revieweden
dc.contributor.departmentMedical Division, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Lassa, Stavanger University Hospital, Norway. alice.alexandersen@sus.noen
dc.identifier.journalBrain injury : [BI]en
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