UFOV performance and driving ability following traumatic brain injury

Academic Article


  • Primary objective: To investigate the relationship between performance on the Useful Field of View Test (UFOV) and driving performance following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Participants: Sixty people with TBI referred for driving evaluation. Measures: Useful Field of View Test, Global Rating Scale and Driver Assessment Scale. Results: Subject performance diminished as the complexity of the UFOV sub-tests increased. There was a significant relationship between UFOV performance, particularly on the second sub-test, and on-road driving performance. Subject age and Trail Making Test, Part B were also predictive of driving performance. Conclusions: The UFOV can be used as a screening measure to determine readiness to participate in an on-road driving assessment. © 2006 Taylor & Francis.
  • Published In

  • Brain Injury  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Novack TA; Baños JH; Alderson AL; Schneider JJ; Weed W; Blankenship J; Salisbury D
  • Start Page

  • 455
  • End Page

  • 461
  • Volume

  • 20
  • Issue

  • 5