The Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure©: Patterns and Trends for Canadian Users

Published: March 1st, 2016

Category: Peer Reviewed Publications

Classen, S., Alvarez, L., & Medhizadah, S. (2016).The Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure©: Patterns and Trends for Canadian Users. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 4, 4, article 4. http://dx.doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1227.

The Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure (FTDS) is an assessment tool that identifies at-risk older drivers using proxy rater ratings. To ascertain the utilization of the FTDS web page, this study analyzed descriptive statistics of new users, average time spent per session, and session bounce rate among other factors. Of the patterns identified, researcher found a significant decrease in the number of French speaking users (t (22) = .01, p <0.5) from Year 1 and Year 2. This study suggests recommendations based on the Google Analytics reports (e.g., short form FTDS) that may increase overall usage, utility, and reach of the FTDS for Canadian users.