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Kelly Weegar
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
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#1Sylvain Gagnon (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 15
#2Andrea Jane HickeyH-Index: 2
Last. Michel BédardH-Index: 41
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Given that sleep problems and serious motor vehicle collisions are increasingly prevalent in older adults, even minor drowsiness could potentially contribute to driving patterns in older drivers. To date, it is unknown whether less serious problems with sleep influence driving frequency and ability in older adults. The authors investigated the influence of everyday sleep disturbances on driving practices and driver perceptions in a large cohort of healthy older drivers. Self-reported measures of...
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#1Mark J. Rapoport (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 29
#2Kelly Weegar (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)H-Index: 5
Last. Shawn Marshall (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)H-Index: 34
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Background : Medical illnesses are associated with a modest increase in crash risk, although many individuals with acute or chronic conditions may remain safe to drive, or pose only temporary risks. Despite the extensive use of national guidelines about driving with medical illness, the quality of these guidelines has not been formally appraised. Aim: To systematically evaluate the quality of selected national guidelines about driving with medical illness. Design: A literature search of bibliogr...
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#1Shawn Marshall (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)H-Index: 34
#2Mark Bayley (Toronto Rehabilitation Institute)H-Index: 38
Last. Kelly Weegar (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)H-Index: 5
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AbstractObjective: To introduce a set of revised guidelines for the management of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and persistent symptoms following concussive injuries.Quality of evidence: The Guidelines for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Symptoms were made available in March 2011 based on literature and information up to 2008. A search for new clinical practice guidelines addressing mTBI and a systematic review of the literature evaluating treatment of persistent symptoms was con...
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#1Andrew WoolnoughH-Index: 7
#2Danish Salim (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)H-Index: 2
Last. Brenda Vrkljan (McMaster University)H-Index: 14
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BACKGROUND: Chronic health conditions associated with ageing can lead to changes in driving ability. The Canadian Driving Research Initiative for Vehicular Safety in the Elderly (Candrive II) is a 5-year prospective study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research aiming to develop an in-office screening tool that will help clinicians identify potentially at-risk older drivers. Currently, no tools exist to directly predict the risk of motor vehicle collision (MVC) in this population. T...
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#1Shawn Marshall (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)H-Index: 34
#2Keith G. Wilson (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)H-Index: 39
Last. Frank Molnar (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)H-Index: 26
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Multiple organizations and task forces have called for a reliable and valid method to identify older drivers who are medically unfit to drive. The development of a clinical decision rule for this type of screening requires data from a longitudinal prospective cohort of older drivers. The aim of this article is to identify potential design, sampling and data collection barriers to such studies based on an analysis of the Canadian Safe Driving Study—phase I pilot (Candrive I). A convenience sample...
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#1Andrea Jane Hickey (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 2
#2Kelly Weegar (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)H-Index: 5
Last. Brenda Vrkljan (McMaster University)H-Index: 14
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The present study sought to investigate the influence of subclinical sleep disturbances on driving practices and driver perceptions in a large cohort of healthy older drivers. Participants from the Candrive II prospective cohort study were investigated. Self-reported measures of sleep problems were used to determine the influence of sleep disturbance on self-reported driving practices and perceived driving abilities, as measured by the Situational Driving Frequency, Situational Driving Avoidance...
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#1Mark J. Rapoport (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 29
#2Gary Naglie (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 47
Last. Shawn Marshall (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)H-Index: 34
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The objective of the present study was to examine the relationship between cognitive performance, driver perceptions and self-reported driving restrictions. A cross-sectional analysis was conducted on baseline data from Candrive II, a five-year prospective cohort study of 928 older drivers aged 70–94 years from seven cities. Cognitive performance was assessed using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) as well as the Trail Making Test, parts A and B. Driver perceptions were assessed using the...
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