Handbook for the Assessment of Driving Capacity

Edited by

  • Maria Schultheis, Drexel University, Department of Psychology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • John DeLuca, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation, West Orange, NJ, U.S.A.
  • Douglas Chute, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.

This is a resource for professionals involved in determining the driving capacity of individuals with neurological involvement and or trauma. While much work has been completed in this new and growing field, this is the first attempt to bring together clinical work on assessing driving capacity for different clinical populations and conditions. Specific topics include, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, normal aging, medications, retraining, interventions, medical conditions, legal issues, practical issues, assessment instruments, simulators, research and epidemiology. Each chapter will address clinically relevant issues specific to the clinical population. This comprehensive compilation of driving assessment of cognitively compromised populations is the first of its kind and Dr. Schultheis is regarded as a leader in the field.
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Primary markets include neuopsychologists, neurologists, rehabilitation therapists, occupational therapists, physical medicine physicians. Secondary markets include: policy makers, legal experts, driver safety professionals concerned with driving competence of clinical populations.


Book information

  • Published: September 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-631255-3

Table of Contents

Part I: The Clinical Driving AssessmentChapter 1. On and off the Road EvaluationsAgnes AgnelliChapter 2. Driving Training and Adaptive EquipmentRich NeadPart II: Research on DrivingChapter 3. Human Factors and Motor Vehicle CollisionsPhilip Schatz and Frank HillaryChapter 4. Driving and Traumatic Brain InjuryAlan HopewellChapter 5. Driving and StrokeMaria T. Schultheis and Cassandra FleksherChapter 6. Driving and DementiaGillian FoxChapter 7. Driving and Neurological DisordersJessica H. Kalmar and John DeLucaChapter 8. Driving and Normal AgingAlan HopewellPart III: Other Important ConsiderationsChapter 9. Driving and Medical Conditions/MedicationsThomas GalskiChapter 10. Legal Issues and Considerations in Driving AssessmentThomas Galski and MaryAnn McDonaldChapter 11. Re-training and InterventionRosamund GianutsosChapter 12. Future Directions for Driving ResearchMaria T. Schultheis