Useful field of view as a reliable screening measure of driving performance in people with parkinson's disease: Results of a pilot study

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Purpose: To determine the correlations of the Useful Field of View (UFOV), compared to other clinical tests of Parkinson's disease (PD); vision; and cognition with measures of on-road driving assessments and to quantify the UFOV's ability to indicate passing/failing an on-road test in people with PD. Methods: Nineteen randomly selected people with idiopathic PD, mean age = 74.8 (6.1), 14 (73.7%) men, 18 (94.7%) Caucasians, were age-matched to 104 controls without PD. The controls had a mean age of 75.4 (6.4), 59 (56.7%) men, 96 (92.3%) Caucasians. Both groups were referred for a driving evaluation after institutional review board approval. Results: Compared to neuropsychological and clinical tests of vision and cognition, the UFOV showed the strongest correlations (r >.75, p

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  • *Parkinson disease
  • *driver licence
  • *psychomotor performance
  • *visual field
  • aged
  • area under the curve
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  • car driving
  • case control study
  • chi square distribution
  • cognitive defect/di [Diagnosis]
  • comparative study
  • female
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  • male
  • neuropsychological test
  • nonparametric test
  • pathophysiology
  • pilot study
  • sensitivity and specificity
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  • McCarthy D.P.

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