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Senior Drivers: Assessment & Management - OT - 4 Hour

You will need to answer 14 questions correctly to pass the test.
(1) Older driver crashes are most frequently related to inattention or slowed speed of visual processing. (p. 5)
(A) True
(B) False
(2) Older drivers have the highest fatality rate per mile drive. (p. 5)
(A) True
(B) False
(3) Which of the following is NOT individually considered a red flag for unsafe driving? (p. 8)
(A) Advanced age (85 years +)
(B) Memory loss
(C) Visual Impairment
(D) Muscle Weakness
(4) Which of the following medications have the potential to impair driving ability? (p. 10)
(A) Anticonvulsants
(B) Antiemetics
(C) Antihistamines
(D) All of the above
(5) What should a clinician do if a patient is suspected of unsafe driving and they refuse to have their functional driving-related abilities assessed? (p.11)
(A) Contact the police and request that they take away the person’s driver's license.
(B) Discuss the situation with the patient’s family.
(C) Encourage the patient to complete a self-screening tool and to attend a driver safety course.
(D) Send a copy of your recommendations and the patient’s refusal to the State's Department of Motor Vehicles.
(6) The Assessment of Driving-Related Skills (ADReS) is __________. (p. 12)
(A) A battery of tests used for identifying areas of concern that may require additional evaluation.
(B) An evaluation used to help predict crash risk
(C) The test given by the Department of Motor Vehicles to determine whether an individual may retain their driver’s license
(D) None of the above
(7) In ADReS, visual fields are measured using ____________. (p. 14)
(A) Snellen E Chart
(B) Confrontation Testing
(C) Contrast Sensitivity
(D) Useful Field of View (UFOV)
(8) Regarding contrast sensitivity, older adults require about three times more contrast than young adults to distinguish targets against their background. (p. 14)
(A) True
(B) False
(9) Crystallized memory tends to decline with age, while working memory remains relatively intact across the life span. (p. 15)
(A) True
(B) False
(10) The Trail Marking Test, Part B is utilized to assess _________. (p. 17)
(A) Angular movement
(B) Cognition
(C) Balance
(D) Muscle strength and endurance
(11) Which of the following is NOT one of the motor function assessments included in the ADReS? (p. 18)
(A) Rapid Pace Walk
(B) Manual Test of Range of Motion
(C) Manual Test of Strength
(D) Romberg Test
(12) The Rapid Pace Walk is a measure of _________. (p. 18)
(A) lower limb strength
(B) endurance
(C) range of motion
(D) All of the above
(13) If an individual has visual acuity of less than 20/70 the clinician should recommend an on-road assessment by a DRS to evaluate the patient’s driving performance. (p. 24)
(A) True
(B) False
(14) A time for completion of greater than __ minutes on the Trail-Making Test, Part B signals a need for intervention. (P. 25)
(A) 2
(B) 3
(C) 4
(D) 5
(15) Clock Drawing Tests have been found to correlate significantly with traditional cognitive measures, and to discriminate healthy individuals from those with dementia. (p. 26)
(A) True
(B) False
(16) A Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (DRS) ________________. (p. 30)
(A) performs on-road assessments in a specially equipped driver rehabilitation vehicle
(B) issues the individual a new driver’s license that includes appropriate limitations and restrictions
(C) supplies and installs all recommended adaptive equipment into the patient’s vehicle
(D) sends a letter to the Department of Motor Vehicles outlining their findings and recommendations
(17) What is the most frequently cited reason an individual stops driving? (p. 31)
(A) They were responsible for causing a serious car accident.
(B) A healthcare professional advised them to stop driving.
(C) Family and friends held an intervention to have them stop driving.
(D) The Department of Motor Vehicles refused to renew their license.
(18) What should a therapist do if their patient needs additional help in securing resources and transitioning to a life without driving. (p. 35)
(A) Assure the patient they will be ok.
(B) Give the patient a list of taxi companies.
(C) Refer the patient to a social worker.
(D) Tell the patient to talk to their friends about their issues.
(19) A patient with seizure disorder should not drive until he/she has been seizure-free for ______. (p. 45)
(A) 3 days
(B) 3 weeks
(C) 3 months
(D) 3 years
(20) Some of the highest crash rates have been noted with long-acting benzodiazepines when prescribed to older adults. (P. 50)
(A) True
(B) False
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