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The Role of Cognitive and Visual Abilities as Predictors in the Multifactorial Model of Driving Safety
K. J. Anstey, M. Horswill, J. M. Wood and C. Hatherly
Sponsor/Institution: School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Published in 2012
Key Highlights:

  • The current study evaluated part of the Multifactorial Model of Driving Safety to elucidate the relative importance of cognitive function and a limited range of standard measures of visual function in relation to the capacity to drive safely.
  • Community dwelling drivers aged 65 to 96 were assessed using a battery of measures of cognitive and visual function.
  • Factor analysis of these predictor variables yielded factors including executive/speed, vision (measured by visual acuity and contrast sensitivity), spatial, visual closure and working memory.
  • Cognitive and vision factors explained 83 to 95% of age related variance in the capacity to drive safely.

To view the entire study, click here: The Role of Cognitive and Visual Abilities as Predictors in the Multifactorial Model of Driving Safety.

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