Project: Validity of the Stroke Drivers' Screening Assessment

Reference: UG393

Last update: 13/04/2006 14:54:02

Objectives

The aim is to establish whether the screening tool could be reliably used in making a decision about whether a person is able to return to drive after a test. The project began in October 2001 and is due to be completed in March 2004.

Description

The Stroke Driver's Screening Assessment was developed to predict someone's ability to drive. The project will establish the extent to which the screening tool is currently being used within the UK and will examine the inter-rater reliability, test - re-test reliability and validity of the tool.

Contractor(s)

TRL Limited
Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3GA
+44 (0)1344 773131

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £286,378.00

Actual start date: 07 January 2002

Actual completion date: 30 June 2005

Publication(s)

The Validity & Reliability of the Stroke Drivets Screening Assessment
Author: TRL
Publication date: 14/10/2005
Source: DfT Website
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/transportforyou/access/car/mavis/research

Summary of results

  1. The survey showed that the screening tool is mainly used by occupational therapists who found it easy to use but difficult to score. They found it is a useful indicator of driving ability but did not feel it could be used on its own to predict driving ability.