Learn More
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)
Functional impairment is a core symptom of Alzheimer's disease. The most accurate indicator of functional impairment is the decline in performance of Activities of Daily Living (ADL). Several scales have been used to measure ADL in geriatric and Alzheimer's disease (AD) populations including the Disability Assessment for Dementia (DAD). The key to making a(More)
OBJECTIVE This cross-sectional study explored the relationships between daily activity performance, attention, memory, executive functions and community functioning in people with schizophrenia. More specifically, this study attempted to verify the hypothesis that functional limitations in the performance of daily activities negatively affect community(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to describe the limitations in information-processing skills observed among persons with schizophrenia performing daily tasks and to explore whether subgroups of participants have similar profiles based on these functional limitations. METHODS Eighty-two participants with schizophrenia living in the community were assessed(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 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)
BACKGROUND Functional impairment is a core symptom of Alzheimer's disease (AD) often measured by loss of ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL). The objective is to describe the progressive loss of specific ADL functional capabilities expressed by AD patients' cognitive ability. METHODS Data are from ELN-AIP-901, an observational study of(More)
Introduction. After a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), individuals quickly resume driving. However, relatively little is known about the impact of mTBI on driving ability and, notably, on the perceived influence of postconcussive symptoms on driving. Hence, the objective of this study was to document the perception of driving abilities in individuals(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To investigate the experiences of individuals who had sustained a traumatic brain injury, their families and the physicians and health professionals involved, from the critical care episodes and subsequent rehabilitation. RESEARCH DESIGN Semi-structured interviews were conducted with individuals who had sustained a TBI (n =8) and their(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Task analysis that targets information processing skills is an essential tool to understanding difficulties encountered by people with schizophrenia in their daily activities. The purpose of this preliminary study was to explore the use of the Perceive, Recall, Plan and Perform (PRPP) System of Task Analysis for this clientele. The specific(More)