Development of a standardised Occupational Therapy - Driver Off-Road Assessment Battery to assess older and/or functionally impaired drivers

Journal article


Unsworth, Carolyn, Baker, Anne, Taitz, Carla, Chan, Siew-Pang, Pallant, Julie, Russell, Kay and Odell, Morris. (2012). Development of a standardised Occupational Therapy - Driver Off-Road Assessment Battery to assess older and/or functionally impaired drivers. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 59(1), pp. 23 - 36. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1630.2011.00979.x
AuthorsUnsworth, Carolyn, Baker, Anne, Taitz, Carla, Chan, Siew-Pang, Pallant, Julie, Russell, Kay and Odell, Morris
Abstract

Introduction: Research has been conducted over several years to develop a new off-road assessment battery referred to as the Occupational Therapy - Driver Off-Road Assessment Battery. This article documents the development of the Battery, and provides preliminary research evidence to support its content and predictive validity. Methods: Literature reviews and a focus group with nine driver assessor occupational therapists were undertaken, as well as data collection using the Occupational Therapy - Driver Off-Road Assessment Battery with 246 clients. A Classification and Regression Tree model was constructed to ascertain the predictive validity of the Battery, with fitness-to-drive as the outcome. Results: Twenty-one physical, 13 sensory and seven assessments of cognition/perception were identified as being reflective of the skills required for driving. Following rating of their psychometric properties, the best assessments were presented to focus group members. The driver assessors supported the inclusion of several assessments and encouraged the development of new assessments. A draft version of the Occupational Therapy - Driver Off-Road Assessment Battery was tested and found to have excellent predictive validity for client on-road performance of 82.6%. The Classification and Regression Tree model showed that client performance on tests included in the Battery should be used together, rather than in isolation, to support fitness-to-drive recommendations. Conclusion: This research identified the most suitable physical, sensory and cognitive assessments to include in the Occupational Therapy - Driver Off-Road Assessment Battery, and provided support for its validity. The development of this standardised battery assists driver assessors to accurately and consistently assess and report the off-road driving capacity of clients.

Year2012
JournalAustralian Occupational Therapy Journal
Journal citation59 (1), pp. 23 - 36
ISSN1440-1630
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1630.2011.00979.x
Page range23 - 36
Research GroupInstitute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education (ILSTE)
Publisher's version
File Access Level
Controlled
Permalink -

https://acuresearchbank.acu.edu.au/item/8906v/development-of-a-standardised-occupational-therapy-driver-off-road-assessment-battery-to-assess-older-and-or-functionally-impaired-drivers

Restricted files

Publisher's version

  • 14
    total views
  • 0
    total downloads
  • 3
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month
These values are for the period from 19th October 2020, when this repository was created.

Export as

Related outputs

Logic isn't normative
Russell, Gillian. (2020). Logic isn't normative. Inquiry. 63(3-4), pp. 371 - 388. https://doi.org/10.1080/0020174X.2017.1372305
Subordinating speech and speaking up
Russell, Gillian. (2019). Subordinating speech and speaking up. In In E. Lepore and D. Sosa (Ed.). Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Language; Volume 1 pp. 178 - 207 Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198836568.001.0001
Predicting fitness-to-drive following stroke using the Occupational Therapy – Driver Off Road Assessment Battery
Unsworth, Carolyn A., Baker, Anne, Lannin, Natasha, Harries, Priscilla, Strahan, Janene and Browne, Matthew. (2019). Predicting fitness-to-drive following stroke using the Occupational Therapy – Driver Off Road Assessment Battery. Disability and Rehabilitation. 41(15), pp. 1797 - 1802. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2018.1445784
Deviance and vice: Strength as a theoretical virtue in the epistemology of logic
Russell, Gillian. (2019). Deviance and vice: Strength as a theoretical virtue in the epistemology of logic. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. 99(3), pp. 548 - 563. https://doi.org/10.1111/phpr.12498
Breaking the spell: Waismann's papers on the analytic/synthetic distinction
Russell, Gillian. (2019). Breaking the spell: Waismann's papers on the analytic/synthetic distinction. In In D. Makovec and S. Shapiro (Ed.). Friedrich Waismann: The Open Texture of Analytic Philosophy pp. 159 - 187 Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-25008-9_8
Logical pluralism without the normativity
Blake-Turner, Christopher and Russell, Gillian. (2018). Logical pluralism without the normativity. Synthese. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-01939-3
Logical nihilism: Could there be no logic
Russell, Gillian K.. (2018). Logical nihilism: Could there be no logic. Philosophical issues. 28(1), pp. 308 - 324. https://doi.org/10.1111/phis.12127
Caregiver outcomes and interventions: A systematic scoping review of the traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury literature
Baker, Anne Marjorie, Barker, Samantha, Sampson, Amanda and Martin, Clarissa. (2017). Caregiver outcomes and interventions: A systematic scoping review of the traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury literature. Clinical Rehabilitation. 31(1), pp. 45 - 60. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215516639357
A systematic review of evidence for fitness-to-drive among people with the mental health conditions of schizophrenia, stress/anxiety disorder, depression, personality disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder
Unsworth, Carolyn A., Baker, Anne M., So, Man H., Harries, Priscilla and O'Neill, Desmond. (2017). A systematic review of evidence for fitness-to-drive among people with the mental health conditions of schizophrenia, stress/anxiety disorder, depression, personality disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. BMC Psychiatry. 17(1), pp. 1 - 18. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-017-1481-1
Indexicals and Sider’s Neo-linguistic Account of Necessity
Russell, Gillian. (2017). Indexicals and Sider’s Neo-linguistic Account of Necessity. Res Philosophica. 94(3), pp. 385 - 397. https://doi.org/10.11612/resphil.1576
A systematic review of professional reasoning literature in occupational therapy
Unsworth, Carolyn and Baker, Anne. (2016). A systematic review of professional reasoning literature in occupational therapy. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 79(1), pp. 5 - 16. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022615599994
The Role of Occupational Therapists in the Rehabilitation Team
Baker, Anne. (2016). The Role of Occupational Therapists in the Rehabilitation Team. In International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions pp. 661 - 667 Springer.
Determining fitness to drive : A systematic review of the methods and assessments used after mild traumatic brain injury
Baker, Anne, Unsworth, Carolyn and Lannin, Natasha. (2015). Determining fitness to drive : A systematic review of the methods and assessments used after mild traumatic brain injury. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 78(2), pp. 73 - 84. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022614562405
What information is provided in Australian emergency departments about fitness-to-drive after mild traumatic brain injury : A national survey
Baker, Anne, Unsworth, Carolyn and Lannin, Natasha. (2015). What information is provided in Australian emergency departments about fitness-to-drive after mild traumatic brain injury : A national survey. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (online version). 62, pp. 50 - 55. https://doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12172
Fitness-to-drive after mild traumatic brain injury : Mapping the time trajectory of recovery in the acute stages post injury
Baker, Anne, Unsworth, Carolyn and Lannin, Natasha. (2015). Fitness-to-drive after mild traumatic brain injury : Mapping the time trajectory of recovery in the acute stages post injury. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 79, pp. 50 - 55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2015.03.014
The justification of the basic laws of logic
Russell, Gillian. (2015). The justification of the basic laws of logic. Journal of Philosophical Logic. 44(6), pp. 793 - 803. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10992-015-9360-z
Metaphysical analyticity and the epistemology of logic
Russell, Gillian K.. (2014). Metaphysical analyticity and the epistemology of logic. Philosophical Studies. 171(1), pp. 161 - 175. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11098-013-0255-y
Driver rehabilitation : A systematic review of the types and effectiveness of interventions used by occupational therapists to improve on-road fitness-to-drive
Unsworth, Carolyn and Baker, Anne. (2014). Driver rehabilitation : A systematic review of the types and effectiveness of interventions used by occupational therapists to improve on-road fitness-to-drive. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 71, pp. 106 - 114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2014.04.017
Hybrid identities and just being yourself
Russell, Gillian. (2014). Hybrid identities and just being yourself. Inquiry. 57(4), pp. 455 - 465. https://doi.org/10.1080/0020174X.2014.905267
Lessons from the Logic of Demonstratives : What indexicality teaches us about logic, and vice versa
Russell, Gillian. (2012). Lessons from the Logic of Demonstratives : What indexicality teaches us about logic, and vice versa. In In Restall, Greg and Russell, Gillian (Ed.). New waves in philosophical logic pp. 190-216 Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137003720_11
Restraint of children with additional needs in motor vehicles : Knowledge and challenges of paediatric occupational therapists in Victoria, Australia
Baker, Anne, Galvin, Jane, Vale, Lisa and Lindner, Helen. (2012). Restraint of children with additional needs in motor vehicles : Knowledge and challenges of paediatric occupational therapists in Victoria, Australia. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 59(1), pp. 17 - 22. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1630.2011.00966.x
A new problem for the linguistic doctrine of necessary truth
Russell, Gillian. (2010). A new problem for the linguistic doctrine of necessary truth. In In Wright, Cory D. and Pedersen, Nikolaj J. L. L. (Ed.). New waves in truth pp. 267-281 Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230296992_18
Epistemic viciousness in the martial arts
Russell, Gillian. (2010). Epistemic viciousness in the martial arts. In In Priest, Graham and Young, Damon (Ed.). Martial arts and philosophy : Beating and nothingness pp. 129-144 Open Court Publishing Company.
Analyticity in externalist languages
Russell, Gillian. (2010). Analyticity in externalist languages. In In Sawyer, Sarah (Ed.). New waves in philosophy of language pp. 186-205 Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230248588_10