Parkinson's disease and issues related to driving

Ryan J. Uitti

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Abstract

Driving a motor vehicle represents an important activity associated with personal independence and freedom. Being told that one can no longer drive is itself associated with loss of independence, depression, low self-esteem and reduced activities [1,2]. Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), therefore, understandably wish to continue to be able to maintain their ability to drive automobiles, motorcycles, airplanes, and boats, etc. The ability to determine if and when a PD patient is no longer fit to drive a motor vehicle is important for maintaining safety for the PD patient and the public. There are numerous requirements for being able to drive a motor vehicle safely. When any of these capacities deteriorate, the ability to drive safely may be lost. This review will concentrate upon common issues that would be peculiar to patients with PD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalParkinsonism and Related Disorders
Volume15
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2009

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Keywords

  • Driving
  • Motor vehicle safety
  • Parkinson's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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In: Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, Vol. 15, No. SUPPL. 3, 12.2009.

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