Factors affecting return to driving post-stroke.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207925
Title:
Factors affecting return to driving post-stroke.
Authors:
Tan, K M; O'Driscoll, A; O'Neill, D
Affiliation:
Stroke Service, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland.
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2011 Mar;180(1):41-5. Epub 2010 Jul 28.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207925
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-010-0528-9
PubMed ID:
20665122
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Stroke can affect a person's ability to drive, an important means of transportation in the developed world. AIMS: To determine percentage of patients and factors associated with return to driving post-stroke in a service with emphasis on driver assessment. METHODS: Retrospective study of patients discharged from the Stroke Service of our 470-bed teaching hospital from 1998 to 2002. RESULTS: Of 72 drivers pre-stroke, 54% recalled a driving assessment and 68% returned to driving. Younger patients (58.6 +/- 12.0 vs. 66.5 +/- 10.5, p = 0.008) with lower Modified Rankin Score (median 1 vs. 2, p = 0.0001) and normal cognition (55 vs. 43%, p = 0.45) were more likely to resume driving. More patients who were assessed returned to driving than those who were not (74 vs. 61%, p = 0.31). CONCLUSIONS: A relatively high level of return to driving can be achieved post-stroke with a pro-active approach to driver assessment and rehabilitation. A structured assessment and referral programme should be offered where appropriate.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; *Automobile Driving/statistics & numerical data; Female; Humans; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Retrospective Studies; Stroke/*rehabilitation
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTan, K Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Driscoll, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, Den_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:50:16Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:50:16Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:50:16Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2011 Mar;180(1):41-5. Epub 2010 Jul 28.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20665122en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0528-9en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207925-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Stroke can affect a person's ability to drive, an important means of transportation in the developed world. AIMS: To determine percentage of patients and factors associated with return to driving post-stroke in a service with emphasis on driver assessment. METHODS: Retrospective study of patients discharged from the Stroke Service of our 470-bed teaching hospital from 1998 to 2002. RESULTS: Of 72 drivers pre-stroke, 54% recalled a driving assessment and 68% returned to driving. Younger patients (58.6 +/- 12.0 vs. 66.5 +/- 10.5, p = 0.008) with lower Modified Rankin Score (median 1 vs. 2, p = 0.0001) and normal cognition (55 vs. 43%, p = 0.45) were more likely to resume driving. More patients who were assessed returned to driving than those who were not (74 vs. 61%, p = 0.31). CONCLUSIONS: A relatively high level of return to driving can be achieved post-stroke with a pro-active approach to driver assessment and rehabilitation. A structured assessment and referral programme should be offered where appropriate.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Automobile Driving/statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshStroke/*rehabilitationen_GB
dc.titleFactors affecting return to driving post-stroke.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentStroke Service, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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