publication . Doctoral thesis . 2001

Cognitive functions in drivers with brain injury : Anticipation and adaption

Lundqvist, Anna;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2001
  • Publisher: Linköpings universitet, Rehabiliteringsmedicin
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis was to improve the understanding of what cognitive functions are important for driving performance, investigate the impact of impaired cognitive functions on drivers with brain injury, and study adaptation strategies relevant for driving performance after brain injury. Finally, the predictive value of a neuropsychological test battery was evaluated for driving performance. Main results can be summarized in the following conclusions: (a) Cognitive functions in terms of attentional and dynamic working memory-related functions are relevant for driving performance. (b) Neuropsychological impairments in information processing speed, divided...
Subjects
free text keywords: Brain injury, cognitive impairment, anticipatory attention, driving, Social Work, Socialt arbete
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