Agreement between Physician's Recommendation and Fitness-to-Drive Decision in Multiple Sclerosis

Maud Ranchet, Abiodun Emmanuel Akinwuntan, Mark Tant, Erin Neal, Hannes Devos

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Abstract

Objective To investigate the agreement of fitness-to-drive decisions made by the referring physicians and by the on-road assessors in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Design Retrospective analysis. Setting Driving institute. Participants A sample of individuals with MS (N=218) who completed the medical and driving questionnaire and performed an official on-road test. Interventions Not applicable. Main Outcome Measure Fitness-to-drive decision made by the on-road assessor. Results The referring physician and on-road assessor agreed on fitness to drive in 191 (88%) of the cases (prevalence-adjusted and bias-adjusted κ=.81, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1840-1844
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume96
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

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Multiple Sclerosis
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Keywords

  • Automobile driving
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Physician
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Agreement between Physician's Recommendation and Fitness-to-Drive Decision in Multiple Sclerosis. / Ranchet, Maud; Akinwuntan, Abiodun Emmanuel; Tant, Mark; Neal, Erin; Devos, Hannes.

In: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 96, No. 10, 01.10.2015, p. 1840-1844.

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Ranchet, Maud ; Akinwuntan, Abiodun Emmanuel ; Tant, Mark ; Neal, Erin ; Devos, Hannes. / Agreement between Physician's Recommendation and Fitness-to-Drive Decision in Multiple Sclerosis. In: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2015 ; Vol. 96, No. 10. pp. 1840-1844.
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