Barbara Mazer

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The Candrive II/Ozcandrive study, a multicentre prospective cohort study examining the predictive validity of tools for assessing fitness to drive, aims to develop an in-office screening tool that will help clinicians identify older drivers who may be unsafe to drive. This paper describes the study protocol. We are following a cohort of drivers aged ≥70(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the ability of perceptual testing to predict on-road driving outcome in subjects with stroke. STUDY DESIGN Historical cohort study of 84 individuals with stroke who completed both the perceptual testing and the on-road driving evaluation conducted in a driving evaluation service. MEASURES Perceptual tests, such as the Motor Free(More)
OBJECTIVE This study seeks to (a) compare Cognitive Behavioral Driver's Inventory (CBDI) scores for clients who passed and failed a driving evaluation and for diagnostic groups (left cerebrovascular accident [CVA], right CVA, traumatic brain injury [TBI], and cognitive decline); (b) determine sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive(More)
The objective of this study was to examine occupational therapists' (OT) and physiotherapists' (PT) perceptions regarding waiting time and the quality and quantity of the services they provide for children with disabilities. A survey was sent by post to all paediatric OTs and PTs in Quebec, Canada. A Service Delivery Questionnaire included questions(More)
We report on a child with microcephaly, small facial and body size, and immune deficiency. The phenotype is consistent with Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS), with additional clinical manifestations and laboratory findings not reported heretofore. Most investigations, including the results of radiation-resistant DNA synthesis, concurred with the diagnosis of(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this pilot study was to examine the use of a visual attention analyzer in the evaluation and retraining of useful field of view in clients with stroke. METHOD Fifty-two clients with stroke referred to a driving evaluation service were evaluated with a visual attention analyzer referred to as the UFOV. The UFOV assesses three(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of a visual attention retraining program using the Useful Field of View (UFOV) with a traditional visuoperception treatment program on the driving performance of clients with stroke. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Rehabilitation hospital located in Quebec, Canada. PARTICIPANTS Ninety-seven(More)
OBJECTIVE Most studies on older adults' driving practices have relied on self-reported information. With technological advances it is now possible to objectively measure the everyday driving of older adults in their own vehicles over time. The purpose of this study was to examine the ability of older drivers to accurately estimate their kilometers driven(More)
OBJECTIVE In individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), to identify the influence of wrist splint wear on pain, work performance, endurance, perceived task difficulty, and perceived splint benefit while performing various upper limb tasks. METHODS This crossover study included 30 individuals with wrist involvement. Pain, work performance, endurance, and(More)
PURPOSE Research on the diagnostic accuracy of different language measures has focused primarily on English. This study examined the sensitivity and specificity of a range of measures of language knowledge and language processing for the identification of primary language impairment (PLI) in French-speaking children. Because of the lack of well-documented(More)