Effectiveness of a Driving Intervention on Safe Community Mobility for Returning Combat Veterans
Technical Report,15 Apr 2015,14 Apr 2016
University of Florida Gainesville United States
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This study is a follow-on to prior DOD funded work Efficacy of a Driving Intervention Program on Safe Community Mobility for Combat Veterans. Funding for the Effectiveness current study was activated in October 2015 and appointed team members include CO-Is Classen, Levy, Marsiske and Brumback and Graduate Research Assistant Yarney.To date our primary focus has been Specific Aim 1 Enhance the OT-DI with development of targeted simulator drives addressing CV driving triggers and assess user satisfaction. Under Aim 1, Major Task 1 is to Prepare Regulatory Documents and Research Protocol which has been a focus of year one work. Following preparatory work, regulatory documents including the protocol were submitted to local VA for review in March2016 and results with requests for revision and re-submission received in May. VA approval letters are pending which will permit submission to University of Florida IRB-01 for Full Board Review. Additional work under Specific Aim 1 has been development of a new simulator scenario with DriveSafety. DriveSafety sent simulator content showing examples of the boxed in element for addition to the intervention scenarios. Dr. Winter met with DriveSafety team and reviewed the new simulator content and specifications for a new intervention drive. DriveSafety content and specifications were also reviewed with the UF team in January.
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