Driving Errors That Predict On-Road Outcomes in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis

Published: March 15th, 2017

Category: Peer Reviewed Publications

Krasniuk, S., Classen, S., Morrow, S. A., Monahan, M., Danter, T., Rosehart, H., & He, W. (2017). Driving errors that predict on-road outcomes in adults with multiple sclerosis. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health. In press

There is little research that examines specific driving errors, such as adjustment-to-stimuli and gap-acceptance errors, that may predict on-road outcomes for persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). In this study thirty-seven participants with MS completed visual and on-road assessments, where driving errors and pass/fail outcomes were determined. Both adjustment-to-stimuli and gap-acceptance errors significantly predicted pass/fail outcomes of an on-road assessment (p<.0001). Understanding the implication of these errors, health professionals may intervene with rehabilitation strategies that allow people with MS to drive longer and safer.