Development of a decision-making tool for reporting drivers with mild dementia and mild cognitive impairment to transportation administrators

Drivers with dementia must have their needs for autonomy and mobility balanced against safety risks their driving might impose. Physicians have a difficult role to play in assessing driver competence and reporting possible safety concerns to local transportation administrators. This research has developed a driving in dementia decision tool (DD-DT) to help fulfill that obligation. The tool was developed using a systematic literature and guideline review; expert opinion from an earlier Delphi study; and qualitative interviews and focus groups with physicians, caregivers of former drivers with dementia, and transportation administrators. Inputs to the tool include the patient's clinical history, driving history, and cognitive findings. The tool then produces a recommendation which, if needed, is translated into a customized reporting form for the transportation authority. It also provides additional resources for patients and caregivers.

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    • Cameron, Duncan H
    • Zucchero Sarracini, Carla
    • Rozmovits, Linda
    • Naglie, Gary
    • Herrmann, Nathan
    • Molnar, Frank
    • Jordan, John
    • Byszewski, Anna
    • Tang-Wai, David
    • Dow, Jamie
    • Frank, Christopher
    • Henry, Blair
    • Pimlott, Nicholas
    • Seitz, Dallas
    • Vrkljan, Brenda
    • Taylor, Rebecca
    • Masellis, Mario
    • Rapoport, Mark J
  • Publication Date: 2017-9

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  • Accession Number: 01682445
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 2018 4:22PM