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Date submitted
Date registered
Date last updated
Type of registration
Prospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
Predicting driving ability after stroke in an outpatient setting (a pilot study).
Scientific title
Study of the ability of driving assessment protocols to predict driving ability in a post-stroke population.
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
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Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Stroke 4487 0
Condition category
Condition code
Stroke 4766 4766 0 0
Stroke 4767 4767 0 0

Study type
Patient registry
Target follow-up duration
Target follow-up type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Observation of performance on driving assessments (duration: 3 weeks): occupational therapy assessments- 2 hours, once only, one on one with the occupational therapist (OT); driving simulator test- 1 hour, once only, one on one; on road driving test- 1 hour, once only, one on one with driver OT and driving instructor.
Intervention code [1] 4236 0
Not applicable
Comparator / control treatment
not applicable
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 5631 0
"pass" result on the on road driving test (The driving results will be aggregated by principal component analysis to develop an overall Road Assessment Index. This method has been validated as a means of combining multiple independent variables into a composition score, representing overall driving performance of drivers. Pearson correlation and stepwise linear regression will be used to examine the relationships between clinical measures, off-road testing and the on-road driving ability of participants. Multivariate analysis will be employed to investigate the interacting effect of the different potentially contributing variables.
Timepoint [1] 5631 0
at point of testing
Secondary outcome [1] 241508 0
not applicable
Timepoint [1] 241508 0
not applicable

Key inclusion criteria
post stroke at point of return to driving
Minimum age
40 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
More than 1 year post stroke, unable to give informed consent, Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE) <22

Study design
Natural history
Defined population
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Not yet recruiting
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 4676 0
Commercial sector/Industry
Name [1] 4676 0
Pfizer Neurosciences Grant
Address [1] 4676 0
PO Box 57
West Ryde NSW 2114
Country [1] 4676 0
Primary sponsor type
Osborne Park Hospital
Osborne Place
Osborne Park
Perth WA 6021.
Secondary sponsor category [1] 4222 0
Name [1] 4222 0
Address [1] 4222 0
Country [1] 4222 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Not yet submitted
Ethics committee name [1] 6715 0
Ethics committee address [1] 6715 0
Ethics committee country [1] 6715 0
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 6715 0
Approval date [1] 6715 0
Ethics approval number [1] 6715 0

Brief summary
This project will examine the best way for health professionals to predict the ability of stroke survivors to safely recommence driving. Many effects of stroke can impair driving ability. Return to driving after a stroke is an important part of maintaining independence. It is therefore important that assessment of these people is readily available and accurate. Examining driving ability on the road is the ‘gold standard’ test; we will investigate what can be measured in a clinical, ‘off-road’ setting to predict safety in the ‘on-road’ test. These include: medical factors (type of stroke, position of stroke, severity of stroke etc.); impact of the stroke on driving ability (vision, concentration, memory, reasoning etc.); and ability to drive in a driving simulator (an artificial driving machine with a screen). We anticipate that we will be able to identify several tests which, alone or together, can help to predict which stroke survivors can safely return to driving.
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Principal investigator
Name 29409 0
Address 29409 0
Country 29409 0
Phone 29409 0
Fax 29409 0
Email 29409 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 12656 0
Dr Andrew Granger
Address 12656 0
Dept of Rehabilitation and Aged care
C Block, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Verdun Street
Nedlands WA 6009
Country 12656 0
Phone 12656 0
+61 8 93463333
Fax 12656 0
Email 12656 0
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 3584 0
Dr Andrew Granger
Address 3584 0
Dept of Rehabilitation and Aged care
C Block, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Verdun Street
Nedlands WA 6009
Country 3584 0
Phone 3584 0
+61 8 93463333
Fax 3584 0
Email 3584 0

No information has been provided regarding IPD availability
Summary results
No Results