Effectiveness of a Driving Intervention on Safe Community Mobility for Returning Combat Veterans

Principal Investigator

2017 – Present

Sherrilene Classen
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Sherrilene Classen PhD

Professor And Chair

Co-Investigators

Sandra M Winter
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Sandra M Winter PhD, OTR/L

Research Assistant Scientist

Dr. Winter was Principal Investigator 2014 – 2017.

Inactive

Charles E Levy
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Charles E Levy

COURTESY ASO PROFESSOR
Michael Marsiske
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

Michael Marsiske Ph.D.

Professor & Associate Chair For Research
Babette Brumback
Department: AG-SNRE-ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Babette Brumback

Professor And Associate Chair For Education

Medical Monitor

David Fitzgerald
Department: MD-BEHAVIORAL NEUROLOGY

David Fitzgerald MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Project Personnel

Study Coordinator

Sandra M Winter
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Sandra M Winter PhD, OTR/L

Research Assistant Scientist

Research Therapists

Beth A Gibson
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Beth A Gibson OTR/L, CDRS

Clinical Lecturer, Manager And Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist: UF SmartDriver™ Rehab Services
Mary E Jeghers
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Mary E Jeghers

STU AST – NON-CLERICAL & ADMIN

Graduate Research Assistants

Isabelle Coppa Wandenkolk
Department: HP-REHAB SCI DOCTORAL PROGRAM

Isabelle Coppa Wandenkolk

GRADUATE AST-R
Abraham Yarney photo
Abraham Yarney, MS

Inactive

Carlyn N Ellison Keeler
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Carlyn N Ellison Keeler

Shabnam Medhizadah photo
Shabnam Medhizadah, MS

Research Assistants

Inactive

Amanda Marcinko
Amanda Marcinko
Stephanie Diaz
Stephanie Diaz

Consultant

Inactive

Miriam Monahan
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Miriam Monahan OTD, OTR/L CDRS, LDI

Adjunct Scholar

Collaborators

Funding Source

Synopsis

This randomized controlled trial extends our prior DOD funded study “Efficacy of a Driving Program on Safe Community Mobility for Combat Veterans” conducted during 2011-2016. In this effectiveness study, we seek to examine how well the findings of the previous efficacy study are replicable to a larger population of combat Veterans. Our core aim is to discern the effectiveness of a simulator-based Occupational Therapy Driving Intervention (OT-DI) as compared to Traffic Safety Education (TSE). Our aims seek to address if the OT-DI improves fitness-to-drive abilities and results in reduced driving errors as measured on a driving simulator over the short-term (post-intervention) and intermediate-term (3 months post). We will also examine impact on real-world driving as measured via citations, violations, and/or motor vehicle crashes.