Developing a Canadian-Specific Version of the Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure©

The Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure© (FTDS), a screening measure that allows a proxy rater such as a caregiver, family member, friend or health care professional to identify at-risk older drivers, is an important tool to address the driving needs of older persons and ensure highway safety. This tool has primarily targeted the U.S. context, and this article explores the FTDS resources and recommendations for Canadian users as well as the unique barriers that Canadians may face while seeking to promote older driver fitness. Through content analysis, the authors identify barriers that include fear of losing driver's license, compromising the physician–client relationship, insufficient training/resources for health care professionals, and inadequate alternative transportation. The authors suggest Canadian context-specific resources/recommendations for a Canadian version of the FTDS.


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  • Accession Number: 01635849
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 25 2017 2:02PM