Reduced Physical Fitness in Patients With Heart Failure as a Possible Risk Factor for Impaired Driving Performance

In this study, the authors seek to determine the association between physical fitness, cognitive function, and driving simulation performance in people with heart failure. They hypothesize that poor physical fitness secondary to heart failure would be associated with worse simulated driving performance. A physical fitness assessment, cognitive test battery and validated driving simulated scenario are completed by 18 study participants. Poorer physical fitness is found to be correlated with worse simulated driver performance, perhaps due to cognitive dysfunction.

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  • Accession Number: 01599912
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 2016 10:59AM