Välfärdskonsekvenser för individer med återkallat körkort på grund av synfältsbortfall

Welfare consequences for individuals with license withdrawal due to visual field loss

To suddenly lose a driving license because of a physical impairment, may well have dire consequences for the individual welfare. This report investigates its effect on a person’s circumstances, in particular with regard to visual field loss. The empirical material consisted of responses to a questionnaire and to various written materials (letters; attached copies of medical certificates and/or appeals) from a previous project regarding a simulator-based test method for assessing driving ability at visual field loss. In this material, the participants had in several cases, on a voluntary basis, described how a license withdrawal affected their lives. Further, consideration has been given to material collected in conjunction with the request for consent for the current study. In total, material from 169 individuals has been analyzed. In the first phase, the empirical material was analyzed by content analysis, in a thematic manner. In the second phase, the material was further analyzed using the Capability approach (CA). In short, the CA allows investigations of individuals' opportunities and freedoms to choose to live the life they want to live, illustrating the interactions between individual conditions, resources and contextual factors (e.g. social, political, cultural).


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Pagination: 47p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 13-2019
    • Publisher: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01739091
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, VTI
  • Created Date: May 14 2020 9:42AM