Traumatic Brain Injury and Driving Assessment: An Evidence-Based Literature Review

This article reports on an evidence-based literature review conducted to evaluation assessment tools predicting driving performance for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The review was conducted on data sources included Web of Science, EBSCOhost, PubMed, and recently published literature from experts and team members not yet catalogued in the databases. The authors used the American Academy of Neurology's classification criteria to extract data from 13 studies, and then assigned a class (I-IV, with I being the highest level of evidence) to each study. They grouped primary studies into categories of driving assessment (neuropsychological; simulator; off-road; self-report, other report, and postinjury disability status; and comprehensive driving evaluation) and synthesized the predictability of these tools as it relates to driving performance for people with TBI. No Class I studies emerged and no Level A recommendations could be made. However, the authors provide recommendations for neuropsychological tests; off-road tests; self-report, other report, and postinjury disability status; as well as for comprehensive driving evaluation. These recommendations can be used to assist clinicians and researchers in making decisions regarding testing the driving performance of people with TBI.

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    • Classen, Sherrilene
    • Levy, Charles
    • McCarthy, Dennis
    • Mann, William C
    • Lanford, Desiree N
    • Waid-Ebbs, J Kay
  • Publication Date: 2009-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01150364
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 2010 11:19AM