2017 – Present
Dr. Winter was Principal Investigator 2014 – 2017.
Michael Marsiske Ph.D.
Beth A Gibson OTR/L, CDRS
Graduate Research Assistants
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.