A 10-YEAR SCOPING REVIEW OF SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT TOOLS USED FOR DRIVING REHABILITATION IN OLDER ADULTS
Received 2023-07-08; Accepted 2023-07-22; Published 2023-09-15
This scoping review aims to explore the screening and assessment tools used for driving rehabilitation in older adults and the domains that these tools evaluate. Web of Science, Scopus, and PubMed databases were used to search for potential studies published from 2012 to 2022, and 34 studies met our inclusion criteria. The findings revealed various types of tools used to screen and assess older adults' fitness to drive, including off-road screening tools (n = 54), off-road assessment tools (n = 21), and on-road assessment tools (n = 20). This review also identified five main domains evaluated by these tools: general information, physical, cognitive, vision, and driving competency. This review provides valuable insights into the screening and assessment tools available for evaluating driving rehabilitation in older adults. The results of this study may assist in the growth of the occupational therapy profession in the area of driving rehabilitation by guiding them in selecting the most appropriate tools to evaluate older adults' fitness to drive.
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