Patients and Relatives Desire Their Physician to Give a Judgement About Driving Abilities: A Survey by Questionnaire on a Dutch Memory Clinic

Dementia is a progressive disease, with implications for driving ability and the eventual need for restricting or ceasing driving in people with dementia. A critical issue in the management of dementia is when to recommend restrictions on driving an automobile. This article reports on a study that considered whether relatives and patients prefer a judgment from their physician considering the ability to drive. The questionnaire study included 100 consecutive patients and 97 accompanying relatives who attended an outpatient memory clinic at a Dutch teaching hospital. The results showed that, when necessary in the case of a somatic disease or dementia, almost all patients and their relatives expect a physician to revoke driving privileges.

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    • Marieke, Baron
    • Wouter, Braamhorst
    • Koek, Huiberdina L
    • Dautzenberg, Paul LJ
  • Publication Date: 2006-12


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  • Accession Number: 01056010
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 2007 11:43AM