accidents prevention, automobile driving, elderly, physicians, sensitivity and specificity, traffic accidents, transportation



  1. McCarthy, Dennis P. PhD, MEd, OTR/L
  2. Mann, William C. PhD, OTR


The Assessment of Driving-related Skills (ADReS) was created to assist physicians in making decisions regarding their patients' safe driving ability. This study examined the sensitivity and specificity of the ADRes. Participants were licensed drivers, aged 65 and older, and completed a telephone interview, a clinical examination during which the ADReS was administered, and a behind-the-wheel test by a driver rehabilitation specialist. The ADReS was successful in identifying all participants who failed the on-road driving test as in need of an intervention. However, sensitivity was poor as the ADReS recommended interventions for 70% of the sample.