The utility of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment in predicting need for fitness to drive evaluations in older adults

Publication date: June 2019Source: Journal of Transport &Health, Volume 13Author(s): Deepika Kandasamy, Kayla Williamson, David B. Carr, Diana Abbott, Marian E. BetzAbstractObjectivesWith age, older adults (≥65 years) become increasingly vulnerable to cognitive disorders that may impair driving ability. Health practitioners are often tasked with screening older drivers and may recommend fitness to drive (FTD) evaluations for those potentially needing driving rehabilitation or cessation. Here, we examine whether the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), which mainly tests cognitive ability, may identify older adults who might benefit from FTD testing.Methods/design264 older drivers (≥65 years), recruited from three primary care clinics, completed the MoCA and FTD evaluation. We compared literature-based MoCA cut-points (≥26 and 
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