Short Tilte:UFOV performance and driving ability following traumatic brain injury
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):06, 20, 5, 455-461
Study examined the relationship between performance on the useful field of view (UFOV) test and driving ability following traumatic brain injury (TBI). The UFOV consists of 3 progressively challenging subtests measuring visual processing speed, divided attention, and selective attention. Participants were administered the UFOV, the Trail Making Test (a test of visuo-motor speed), and an on-road driving test. Results showed that subject performance diminished as the complexity of the UFOV subtests increased. There was a significant relationship between UFOV performance, particularly on the divided attention subtest, and on-road driving performance. Subject age (younger subjects performed worse) and performance on the Trail Making Test, Part B were also predictive of driving performance.