Last update: 09/09/2003 15:51:56
The main objective of this project is to establish a suitable measure of 'fatigue'. This was a pilot project to establish a methodology of measuring fatigue in drivers who have MS.
It is thought that there are some 80,000 people within the UK diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. One symptom of MS is fatigue and the degree to which this symptom affects the life of a person depends on pathology and lifestyle. If driving is a feature in a person's life style, fatigue will almost certainly have some consequence upon it.
It is not clear how the fatigue factor of MS affects the mobility of drivers who have been diagnosed with this condition. Drivers with MS could benefit from improvements in vehicle design and adaptations. They may also benefit from specific advice and mobility management.
This is a pilot project to investigate the effects of fatigue on drivers with multiple sclerosis. The fatigue in this case is specific to the driving task and to drivers having MS.
University of Nottingham
School of Sociology and Social Policy, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD
Cost to the Department: £16,400.00
Actual start date: 14 September 2000
Actual completion date: 30 April 2001
Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to the implementation of the Departmental publications scheme.