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dc.contributor.supervisorDr. Michelle Porter (Kinesiology & Recreation Management).en_US
dc.contributor.authorKong, Lynda
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-12T18:35:21Z
dc.date.available2012-03-12T18:35:21Z
dc.date.issued2012-03-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/5170
dc.description.abstractOlder drivers over the age of 70 are a rapidly growing part of the Canadian population, and increasing driver age is associated with a higher prevalence of and morbidity in motor vehicle accidents. Current driver evaluation guidelines for physicians are insufficient, and individual driver testing is costly. This study, as a part of the Canadian Driving Research Initiative for Vehicular Safety in the Elderly (Candrive), examined results from several reaction time and mobility tests, conducted on older drivers from seven sites across Canada. The testing protocols used in this study were analyzed for validity and reliability, and testing performance was analyzed to determine whether relationships exist between aging, physical and cognitive performance, and driver crash risk. This study found that the Vericom Reaction Timer was a reliable and valid test for reaction time, while the Ruler Drop Test was not. Longitudinal data showed that aging may affect lower body mobility. Analysis of past MVA data showed no differences in physical performance testing between crashing and non-crashing individuals.en_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectmedicineen_US
dc.titleReaction Time and Mobility Testing in a Cross-Canada Population of Older Driversen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis
dc.typebachelor thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineMedicineen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeMedicineen_US
dc.degree.levelBachelor of Science (B.Sc.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2011en_US


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