Recommendations for Driving After Neuropsychological Assessment: A Survey of Neuropsychologists

This study surveyed 309 clinical neuropsychologists on the frequency with which they made recommendations about driving, such as to take an on-road driving test, to their patients. Data on characteristics of patients, providers, and practices was also collected. First, multiple linear regressions were performed to determine which characteristics predicted driving-related recommendations in a general sense. Regression analysis was then performed on significant characteristics in order to determine individual contributions of each characteristic to the likelihood of each recommendation. Neuropsychologists shared that they gave a range of driving recommendations to most clinical populations, except for psychiatric patients. They were more likely to recommend that patients change their driving habits (for example, to drive with lower frequency) than to recommend that patients stop driving altogether. Several characteristics were linked to patients' receiving a broad driving recommendation, such as higher severity of impairment, higher average age, higher caregiver presence, and higher patient motivation. Three of these factors generally predicted frequency of all individual driving recommendations: higher frequency of individualized recommendations, higher caregiver presence, and greater number of recommendations given. The overall results suggest that in addition to patients' diagnoses, patient and provider characteristics contribute to the likelihood of neuropsychologists' providing driving-related recommendations.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 971-987
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  • Accession Number: 01745931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 2020 3:49PM