IS AN APPLICATION FORM USEFUL TO SELECT PATENTS WITH EPILEPSY WHO MAY DRIVE?
Of 1,268 persons who claimed to have epilepsy and were therefore disqualified for military service, 55% had a driving license 5 years later. Only 58% had applied for a driving license. Of those 14% who had answered truthfully the question "have you had fits, epilepsy etc." in the appication form, 63% received a license. Fewer persons with epilepsy had a driving license after about 5 years (55%) than did age-matched controls (73%). The application form is of no use in preventing persons with epilepsy from obtaining a driving license. Adequate instruction of the patient and of his physician is to be preferred to the use of an application form.
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International League Against EpilepsyElsevier Publishing Company, Box 211
- van der Lugt, PJM
- Publication Date: 1975-12
- Features: References; Tables;
- Pagination: p. 743-746
- TRT Terms: Applications; Driver licenses; Epilepsy; Patients; Physical disabilities
- Old TRIS Terms: Medical disability
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00144412
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM