Title

Driving safety in Parkinson's Disease

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-10-2002

Keywords

Parkinson's disease, Driving simulator, Collision

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1212/​01.​WNL.​0000035636.​83680.​C6

Abstract

In this study, 39 patients with PD and 25 control subjects without neurologic disease completed testing in a driving simulator. PD patients had more total collisions on the driving simulator than control subjects (t = −3.7, p < 0.01). In PD patients, collisions were associated with Hoehn and Yahr stage (χ2 = 12.4, p = 0.006) and correlated with Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale score (r = 0.5, p < 0.01).

Comments

Neurology, Vol. 59, No. 11, P. 1787 - 1788

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