Screening and assessment tools for determining fitness to drive: a review of the literature for the pathways project

Occup Ther Health Care. 2014 Apr;28(2):82-121. doi: 10.3109/07380577.2014.904535.


With a brief introduction, 10 tables summarize the findings from the literature describing screening and assessment tools used with older adults to identify risk or determine fitness to drive. With a focus on occupational therapy's duty to address driving as a valued activity, this paper offers information about tools used by occupational therapy practitioners across practice settings and specialists in driver rehabilitation. The tables are organized into groups of key research studies of assessment tools, screening batteries, tools used in combination (i.e., as a battery), driving simulation as an assessment tool, and screening/assessment for individuals with stroke, vision impairment, Parkinson's disease, dementia, and aging. Each table has a summary of important concepts to consider as occupational therapists choose the methods and tools to evaluate fitness to drive.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living*
  • Aging
  • Automobile Driving*
  • Disability Evaluation*
  • Health Services for the Aged
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening / methods*
  • Nervous System Diseases*
  • Occupational Therapy*
  • Safety*