Driving Scenes test of the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB) and on-road driving performance in aging and very mild dementia

Laura B. Brown, Robert A. Stern, Deborah Cahn-Weiner, Brooke Rogers, Melissa A. Messer, Margaret C. Lannon, Charleen Maxwell, Timothy Souza, Travis White, Brian R. Ott

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Abstract

The Driving Scenes test of the new Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB; [Stern, R.A., & White, T. (2003a). Neuropsychological Assessment Battery. Lutz, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.]) measures several aspects of visual attention thought to be important for driving ability. The current study examined the relationship between scores on the Driving Scenes test and on-road driving performance on a standardized driving test. Healthy participants performed significantly better on the Driving Scenes test than did very mildly demented participants. A correlation of 0.55 was found between the brief, office-based Driving Scenes test and the 108-point on-road driving score. Furthermore, the Driving Scenes test scores differed significantly across the driving instructor's three global ratings (safe, marginal, and unsafe), and results of a discriminant function analysis indicated that the Driving Scenes test correctly classified 66% of participants into these groups. Thus, the new NAB Driving Scenes test appears to have good ecological validity for real-world driving ability in normal and very mildly demented older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-215
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Aging
  • Attention
  • Dementia
  • Driving
  • Neuropsychology
  • Visual

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  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Driving Scenes test of the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB) and on-road driving performance in aging and very mild dementia. / Brown, Laura B.; Stern, Robert A.; Cahn-Weiner, Deborah; Rogers, Brooke; Messer, Melissa A.; Lannon, Margaret C.; Maxwell, Charleen; Souza, Timothy; White, Travis; Ott, Brian R.

In: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vol. 20, No. 2, 01.01.2005, p. 209-215.

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Brown, Laura B. ; Stern, Robert A. ; Cahn-Weiner, Deborah ; Rogers, Brooke ; Messer, Melissa A. ; Lannon, Margaret C. ; Maxwell, Charleen ; Souza, Timothy ; White, Travis ; Ott, Brian R. / Driving Scenes test of the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB) and on-road driving performance in aging and very mild dementia. In: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 2005 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 209-215.
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