Caregivers’ Impressions Predicting Fitness to Drive in Persons with Parkinson’s

Published: May 30th, 2015

Category: Peer Reviewed Publications

Classen, S., & Alvarez, L. (2015). Caregivers’ impressions predicting fitness to drive in persons with Parkinson’s. The Occupational Therapy Journal of Research: Occupation, Participation and Health, 36 (1), 5-13. DOI: 10.1177/1539449215601117


Parkinson’s disease’s impact on fitness-to-drive has created a need for early identification of at-risk drivers. This study investigated caregivers of drivers with PD’s ability to predict on road outcomes and determine if the caregivers’ responses differed from those of the drivers. Results indicated that caregivers’ risk impressions were significant predictors of passing an on-road assessment.