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Exploratory pilot study of driving perceptions among OIF/OEF Veterans with mTBI and PTSD

Elizabeth “Lisa” M. Hannold, PhD, et al.

Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan report problems driving postdeployment that affect their everyday lives and may increase their crash risk. Potential causes include carryover of combat driving skills and symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We interviewed five combat Veterans with TBI/PTSD. Veterans were insightful about driving and identified triggers for anxious or risky driving. Veterans used strategies to lessen driving anxiety and improve safety. Findings were used to develop a model of driving postdeployment. Understanding driving from the Veteran’s point of view may help researchers tailor driver interventions to better meet their needs.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.04.0084

Volume 50 Number 10, 2013
   Pages 1315 — 1330


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This article and any supplemental material should be cited as follows:
Hannold EM, Classen S, Winter S, Lanford DN, Levy CE. Exploratory pilot study of driving perceptions among OIF/OEF Veterans with mTBI and PTSD. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(10):1315–30.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.04.0084
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