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Validation of a test of road law and road craft knowledge with older or functionally impaired drivers

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posted on 17.08.2018, 00:00 by Carolyn Unsworth, JF Pallant, KJ Russell, C Germano, M Odell
OBJECTIVE. The number of functionally impaired drivers being assessed is increasing the urgency to develop a standardized off-road driver assessment battery. We examined the validity of the Road Law and Road Craft Test (RLRCT) and a version of the Melbourne Slide Test to determine whether they should be included in the Occupational Therapy Driver Off-Road Assessment (OT–DORA) battery, which is under development. METHOD. We conducted a file audit of 118 data sets with individual item scores for the RLRCT and Melbourne Slide Test. RESULTS. The RLRCT test with one item removed provides clinicians with a valid indication of clients’ offroad driving skills. The Melbourne Slide Test added no new information over that provided by the RLRCT and can be excluded from the battery. CONCLUSION. The revised 14-item RLRCT should be included in the OT–DORA battery. Further research is required to develop the OT–DORA battery as a valid and reliable measure of off-road driver skill.

Funding

Category 3 - Industry and Other Research Income

History

Volume

64

Issue

2

Start Page

306

End Page

315

Number of Pages

10

ISSN

0272-9490

Publisher

American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

La Trobe University; University of Melbourne; Austin Health Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

American Journal of Occupational Therapy

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