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Driving simulator performance of Veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan war

Melissa M. Amick, PhD, et al.

Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom commonly report worsening driving skills postdeployment. Performance on a virtual reality driving simulator assessment was examined in this cohort. We found that Veterans performed more poorly on the driving simulator assessment than an age- and education-matched civilian group. Furthermore, among Veterans, increasing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder were associated with poorer driving simulator performance. We plan to use these findings to identify unsafe drivers and to inform future treatments to improve driving safety.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.06.0108

Volume 50 Number 4, 2013
   Pages 463 — 470


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Amick MM, Kraft M, McGlinchey R. Driving simulator performance of Veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(4):463–70.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.06.0108
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