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UFOV Performance and Driving Ability Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Abstract:
Objective: To investigate the relationship between performance on the Useful Field of View Test (UFOV) and driving performance following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Participants: 60 people with TBI referred for driving evaluation. Measures: Useful Field of View Test, as well as the Global Rating Scale and Driver Assessment Scale, both of which were developed for this study. Results: Subject performance diminished as the complexity of the UFOV subtests increased. There was a significant relationship between UFOV performance, particularly on the second subtest, and on-road driving performance. Subject age and Trail Making Test, Part B were also predictive of driving performance. Conclusions: The UFOV can be used as a screening measure to determine readiness to participate in an on-road driving assessment.

Registry Project Number: 158
Lead Investigator: Novack, T
Lead Center for Project: University of Alabama
Date of Completion: 09/30/2002
Type: Local
Status of Project: Latest Information Shown

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