A Laboratory Driving Simulation for Assessment of Driving Behavior in Adults with ADHD: A Controlled Study

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A Laboratory Driving Simulation for Assessment of Driving Behavior in Adults with ADHD: A Controlled Study

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dc.contributor.author Monuteaux, Michael C
dc.contributor.author Reimer, Bryan
dc.contributor.author Coughlin, Joseph F
dc.contributor.author Aleardi, Megan
dc.contributor.author Dougherty, Meghan
dc.contributor.author Schoenfeld, Steven
dc.contributor.author Biederman, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Fried, Ronna
dc.contributor.author Surman, Craig B.H.
dc.contributor.author Spencer, Thomas J.
dc.contributor.author Faraone, Stephen V.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-20T19:28:12Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Biederman, Joseph, Ronna Fried, Michael C. Monuteaux, Bryan Reimer, Joseph F. Coughlin, Craig B. Surman, Megan Aleardi, et al. 2007. A laboratory driving simulation for assessment of driving behavior in adults with ADHD: a controlled study. Annals of General Psychiatry 6: 4. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1744-859X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4870972
dc.description.abstract Background: It is now estimated that attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) afflicts at least 4% of adults in the United States and is associated with high levels of morbidity and functional impairment. One key area of dysfunction associated with ADHD is impaired motor vehicle operation. Our goal was to examine the association between ADHD and specific driving outcomes in a sample of adults using a driving simulator. Methods: Subjects were 20 adults with full DSM-IV ADHD and 21 controls without ADHD of equal gender distribution. However, the mean age of subjects with ADHD was somewhat older. All analyses were adjusted for age and gender. All subjects participated in a driving simulation that lasted for one hour and consisted of a short training period, a high stimulus segment and a low stimulus segment with two distinct monotonous periods. Results: In the second monotonous period within the low stimulus environment, ADHD subjects were significantly more likely than controls to collide with an obstacle suddenly appearing from the periphery, adjusting for age and gender. Conclusion: Adults with ADHD were more likely than controls to collide with an obstacle during a driving simulation suggesting that deficits in directed attention may underlie driving impairments in this population. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher BioMed Central en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1186/1744-859X-6-4 en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1805443/pdf/ en_US
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dc.title A Laboratory Driving Simulation for Assessment of Driving Behavior in Adults with ADHD: A Controlled Study en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
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dc.relation.journal Annals of General Psychiatry en_US
dash.depositing.author Biederman, Joseph
dc.date.available 2011-04-20T19:28:12Z
dash.affiliation.other HMS^Psychiatry-Massachusetts General Hospital en_US

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