UFOV performance and driving ability following traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
UFOV performance and driving ability following traumatic brain injury
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J50755.
Journal:
Brain Injury
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2006, vol. 20, issue 5, pp 455-461
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examined the relationship between performance on the useful field of view (UFOV) test and driving ability following traumatic brain injury (TBI). The UFOV consists of 3 progressively challenging subtests measuring visual processing speed, divided attention, and selective attention. Participants were administered the UFOV, the Trail Making Test (a test of visuo-motor speed), and an on-road driving test. Results showed that subject performance diminished as the complexity of the UFOV subtests increased. There was a significant relationship between UFOV performance, particularly on the divided attention subtest, and on-road driving performance. Subject age (younger subjects performed worse) and performance on the Trail Making Test, Part B were also predictive of driving performance.
Author(s):
Novack, Thomas A.; Banos, James H.; Alderson, Amy L.; Schneider, Jeffrey J.; Weed, Warren; Blankenship, Jacqueline; Salisbury, David
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