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Older Adult

Safe Driving Behavioral Measures group photo
Safe Driving Behaviors Measures

PI:
Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L

Team:
Babbett Brumback, PhD
Craig Velozo, PhD
Michel Bédard, PhD
Pey-Shan Wen, PhD
Desiree N. Lanford, MOT, OTR/L, CDRS
Sandra Winter, PhD, OTR/L

With community participation we are developing and pilot testing a safe driving behaviors measure for older adults with potential for public health application. This project is funded by the National Institute on Aging. Contact the PI, Dr. Sherrilene Classen, for more information. View the Summary and Final Report.

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Personality Type and Driving Behaviors group photo
Personality Type and Driving Behaviors

Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L
Bob McPeek, PhD (CAPT)
Judy Breiner, PhD
Desiree N. Lanford, MOT, OTR/L, CDRS

We examine the relationship of psychological and personality variables to self perceptions of driving abilities in an aging population. The project is funded by the Center for Applications of Psychological Type, Inc. (CAPT).

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Parkinson's Disease and Driving group photo
Parkinson's Disease (PD) and Driving

Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L
Michael Okun, MD
Desiree N. Lanford, MOT, OTR/L, CDRS
Alexander Crizzle, PhD, MPH

We investigate developing an efficient screening battery as a predicator of passing/failing an on-road assessment in people with idiopathic PD. This project is conducted in collaboration with the University of Florida's Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration with grant funding from the National Parkinson Foundation.

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Florida Senior Safety Resource Center group photo
Florida Senior Safety Resource Center (FSSRC)

Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L
Sandra Winter, PhD, OTR/L
Austin Lee Nichols
Gail Holley, (FDOT)
Trenda McPherson, (FDOT)
Jason Rogers
Angela Black - Database Coordinator
Tina Lacy

We are updating the existing Alternative Transportation component of the virtual FSSRC to ensure accuracy and to put a maintenance plan in place to keep the site current. This project is sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation.

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Research to Examine Videogame Intervention for Visual Attention group photo
Research to Examine Videogame Intervention for Visual Attention (REVIVA)

Michael Marsiske, PhD
Patrícia Belchior, PhD

We investigate the use of an action video game to enhance visual attention skills in a group of community-dwelling older adults. The study also evaluates whether the proposed interventions have secondary benefits for outcome measures assessing the cognitive/speed components of everyday activities, such as driving.

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Past Projects

Deep Brain Stimulation and Driving Behavior group photo
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and Driving Behavior

Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L
Hubert H. Fernandez, MD, FAAN
Michael Okun, MD
Desiree N. Lanford, MOT, OTR/L, CDRS
Kalie Sanders, BHS

We investigate the self-reported driving behaviors in people with PD and solicit feedback on their driving behaviors from caregivers/family members, pre and post DBS. This project is conducted in collaboration with the University of Florida's Movement Disorders Center.

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For studies on Older Adults conducted before 2008, please visit the NODRTC's website below.
National Older Driver Research and Training Center (NODRTC)

Director: Sherrilene Classen

The University of Florida's National Older Driver Research and Training Center (NODRTC), was established in 2002, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Highway Administration to enhance safe driving for older drivers through research, education, and service demonstrations. Since then, the NODRTC has received over $2 million in support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Florida Department of Transportation, University of Florida's Age Network, and internal funds from the University of Florida.

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This page was last updated Apr. 14, 2015.