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dc.contributor.authorMatas, N.en
dc.contributor.authorNettelbeck, T.en
dc.contributor.authorBurns, N.en
dc.identifier.citationAccident Analysis and Prevention, 2014; 70:74-83en
dc.description.abstractEighty two community dwelling older adults (52 females) aged 62-92 years (mean=75) completed a battery of cognitive and visual tests selected to assess functions relevant to driving performance. These were visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, general mental competence (Mini Mental State Examination, MMSE), processing speed (Inspection Time, IT), crowding across the visual field (Proficiency of Peripheral Vision Processing, ProPerVis) and change detection (DriverScan). These six tasks provided predictor variables for performance on the Useful Field of View test (UFOV), a well validated test of fitness to drive that includes subtests for (i) processing speed; (ii) divided attention; and (iii) selective attention. Relative importance regression analyses confirmed that UFOV is sensitive to attentional and speed processes but suggested that subtest (i) primarily reflects visual acuity and contrast sensitivity; subtest (ii) is better explained by change detection and processing speed; and subtest (iii) predominantly reflects crowding and contrast sensitivity. Unexpectedly, given no evidence of substantial cognitive decline, MMSE contributed significantly to performance on the more complex subtests (ii) and (iii).en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityNicole A. Matas, Ted Nettelbeck, Nicholas R. Burnsen
dc.publisherElsevier Scienceen
dc.rights© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en
dc.subjectUseful Field of View Test; driving; older adults; attention; cognition; vision; inspection Time; processing speed; change detectionen
dc.titleCognitive and visual predictors of UFOV performance in older adultsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
pubs.library.collectionPsychology publicationsen
dc.identifier.orcidBurns, N. [0000-0003-3456-6734]en
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