National Older Driver Research and Training Center

Examining issues surrounding older driver assessment, remediation, rehabilitation, and the use of alternatives to the car.

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Peer Reviewed Articles

2009

Classen, S., Winter, S.M., Velozo, C., Bédard, M., Lanford, D., & Brumback, B., Lutz, B. (In Press). Item Development and Validity Testing for a Safe Driving Behavior Measure. American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Shechtman, O., Awadzi, K., Classen, S., Lanford, D., & Joo, Y. (In Press). Validity and critical driving errors of on-road assessment for older drivers. American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Classen, S., McCarthy, D.P., Shechtman, O., Awadzi, K.D., Lanford, D.N., Okun, M.S., Rodriguez, R.L., Romrell, J., Bridges, S., Kluger, B., & Fernandez, H.H. (In Press). Useful Field of View as a Reliable Screening Measure of Driving Performance in People with Parkinson's Disease: Results of a Pilot Study. Traffic Injury Prevention.

Classen, S., Shechtman, O., Awadzi, K., Lanford, D., & Joo, Y. (In Press). Traffic Violations vs. Driving Errors: Informing Clinical Practice. American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Classen, S., Shechtman, O., Stephens, B., Davis, E., Lanford, D.N., & Mann, W. (In Press). The impact of roadway intersection design of young and senior adults' driving performance in the recovery phase. The British Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Shechtman, O., Classen, S., Stephens, B., Davis, E., Awadzi, K. & Mann, W. (In Press). The impact of roadway intersection design on simulated driving performance of younger and older adults during recovery from a turn. Advances in Transportation Studies: An International Journal.

Shechtman, O., Classen, S., Awadzi, K. & Mann, W. (2009). Comparison of driving errors between on-the-road and simulated driving assessment: A validation study. Traffic Injury Prevention, 10(4), 379-385.

Classen, S., Winter, S., & Lopez, E.D.S. (2009). Meta-synthesis of qualitative studies on older driver safety and mobility. The Occupational Therapy Journal of Research: Occupation, Participation and Health, 29(1), 24-31.

Morgan, C., Winter, S. M., Classen, S., McCarthy, D. P., Awadzi, K. D. (2009). Literature review on older adult gender differences for driving self-regulation and cessation. Special Issue: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 25(2), 99-117.

2008

Classen, S., Horgas, A., Awadzi, K., Messinger-Rapport, B.M., Shechtman, O., & Joo, Y. (2008). Clinical predictors of older driver performance on a standardized road test. Traffic Injury Prevention., 9(5), 456-62.

Classen, S., Winter, S., Garvan, C.W., Lopez, E.D.S., Awadzi, K., & Sundaram, S. (2008) Psychometric testing of SPIDER: Data extraction tool for systematic literature reviews. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62, 335-348.

Classen, S., Awadzi, K.D., & Mkanta, W.M. (2008). Person, vehicle, environement interactions predicting crash-related injury among older adults. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62(5), 572-579.

Awadzi, K., Classen, S., Hall, A., Duncan, P., & Garvan, C.W. (2008). Predictors of injury among younger and older adults in fatal motor vehicle crashes. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 40, 1804-1810.

2007

Classen, S., Lopez, E.D.S., Winter, S., Awadzi, K., Ferree, N., & Garvan, C.W. (2007). Population-based health promotion perspective for older driver safety: Conceptual framework to intervention plan. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 2(4), 677-693.

Dickerson, A.E., Molnar, L.J., Eby, D.W., Adler, G., Bédard, M., Berg-Weger, M., Classen, S., Foley, D., Howowitz, A., Kerschner, H., Page, O., Silverstein, N., Staplin, L. & Trujillo, L. (2007). Transportation and Aging: A Research Agenda for Advancing Safe Mobility. The Gerontologist, 47(5), 578-590.

Classen, S., Garvan, C., Meuleman, J., Ried, L.D., Mann, W., & Asal, N. (2007). Review of prescription medications in home-based older adult with stroke: A pilot study. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 3(1), 104-122.

Classen, S., Shechtman, O., Stephens, B., Davis, E., Bendixen, R., Belchior, P., Sandhu, M., Justiss, M., Posse, C., McCarthy, D., & Mann, W. (2007). The impact of roadway intersection design on driving performance of young and senior adults.. Traffic Injury Prevention, 8, 69-77.

Shechtman, O., Classen, S., Stephens, B., Davis, E., Bendixen, R., Belchior, P., Sandhu, M., McCarthy, D., & Mann, W. (2007). The impact of intersection design on simulated driving performance of young and senior adults. Traffic Injury Prevention, 8, 78-86.

2006

Classen, S., & Lopez, E. D.S. (2006). Mixed methods approach explaining process of an older driver safety systematic literature review. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 22(2), 99-112.

Classen, S., Garvan, C., Awadzi, K., Sundaram, S., Winter, S., Lopez, E. D.S, & Ferree, N. (2006). Systematic literature review and model for older driver safety. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 22(2), 87-98.

Awadzi, K., Classen, S., Garvan, C., & Komaragiri, V. (2006). Determinants of older driver safety from a socio-ecological perspective. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 22(1), 36-44.

Shechtman, O., Classen, S., Stephens, B., Davis, E., Bendixen, R., Belchior, P., Sandhu, M., McCarthy, D., & Mann, W. (2006). The impact of intersection design on simulated driving performance of young and senior adults: Preliminary results. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 22(1), 27-35.

Classen, S., Shechtman, O., Stephens, B., Davis, E., Bendixen, R., Belchior, P., Sandhu, M., Justiss, M., Posse, C., McCarthy, D., & Mann, W. (2006). The impact of roadway intersection design on driving performance of young and senior adults: Preliminary results. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 22(1), 18-26.

2005

Classen, S., Mkanta, W., Walsch, K., Mann, W. (2005). Relationship of classes of medications and inappropriate medications on functional status and quality of life of the frail older adult. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 24(1), 25-44.

Stephens, B., McCarthy, D.P., Marsiske, M., Shechtman, O., Classen, S., Justiss, M., & Mann, W.C. (2005). International Older Driver Consensus Conference on Assessment, Remediation and Counseling for Transportation Alternatives: Summary and Recommendations. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 23(2/3), 103-121.

Mann, W.C., McCarthy, D.P., Wu, S., Tomita, M. (2005). Relationship of Health Status, Functional Status, and Psychosocial Status to Driving Among Elderly with Disabilities. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 23(2/3), 1-2.

Sabback, F., Mann, W.C. (2005). The Influence of Climate and Road Conditions on Driving Patterns in the Elderly Population. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 23(2/3), 63-74.

Mann, W.C., Bendixen, R., Justiss, M.D. (2005). The Relationship of Home Range to Functional Status and Cognitive Status of Frail Elders. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 23(2/3), 43-62.

Hendrickson, C.C., Mann, W.C. (2005). Changes Over Time in Community Moblility of Elders with Disabilities. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 23(2/3), 75-89.

Ruechel, S., Mann, W.C. (2005). Self-Regulation of Driving by Older Persons. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 23(2/3), 91-101.

Classen, S., Shechtman, O., Stephens, B., Davis, E., Bendixen, R., Belchior, P., Sandhu, M., Justiss, M., Posse, C., McCarthy, D., & Mann, W. (2005). The impact of roadway intersection design on driving performance of young and senior adults: Preliminary results. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 22(1), 18-26.

2004

Classen, S., Mann, W., Wu, S., & Tomita, M. (2004). Relationship of numbers of medication to functional status, health, and quality of life for the frail home-based older adult. The Occupational Therapy Journal of Research: Occupation, Participation and Health, 24(4), 151-160.

Book Chapters

Classen, S., & Awadzi K.D. (In press). Model State Programs on Licensing Older Drivers. In D. W. Eby and L.J. Molnar's Proceedings of the North American License Policies Workshop (NALPW). AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Washington, DC.

Dissertations

Posse. C. (2008). Promoting older driver safety: Impact of driving rehabilitation specialist recommendations on older adults' driving performance. Doctoral Dissertation in Rehabilitation Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Belchior, P. (2007). Cognitive training with video games to improve driving skills and driving safety among older adults. Doctoral Dissertation in Rehabilitation Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Awadzi, K.D. (2006). Socio-ecological Determinants of Injury Among Younger and Older Adults Involved in Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes in the United States.

Justiss. M. (2005). Development of a behind-the-wheel driving performance assessment for older adults. Doctoral Dissertation in Rehabilitation Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

McCarthy, D.P. (2005). Outcomes evaluation of the Assessment of Driving Related Skills (ADReS) screening tool. Doctoral Dissertation in Rehabilitation Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

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