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Driving impairment and MS

31 people with MS and 10 healthy controls took a driving simulator test, they found that the MS group had 3-4 times more accidents and concentration faults than the controls. They also found that driving impairment correlated with performance on a test of cognitive function, but not on tests which reflects physical disability. This suggests that the ability to drive safely, at least for people with MS, has more to do with cognitive function than physical ability. It would be nice to see a larger study of this type. Drive safely!

Read the abstract here.

October 23, 2003 in bummer, research | Permalink