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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  • Corporate Authors:

    International League Against Epilepsy

    Elsevier Publishing Company, Box 211
    Amsterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • van der Lugt, PJM
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 743-746
  • Serial:
    • Epilepsia
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers Limited
    • ISSN: 0013-9580

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00144412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM