Agreement between Physician's Recommendation and Fitness-to-Drive Decision in Multiple Sclerosis

Maud Ranchet, Abiodun Emmanuel Akinwuntan, Mark Tant, Erin Neal, Hannes Devos

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Objective To investigate the agreement of fitness-to-drive decisions made by the referring physicians and by the on-road assessors in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Design Retrospective analysis. Setting Driving institute. Participants A sample of individuals with MS (N=218) who completed the medical and driving questionnaire and performed an official on-road test. Interventions Not applicable. Main Outcome Measure Fitness-to-drive decision made by the on-road assessor. Results The referring physician and on-road assessor agreed on fitness to drive in 191 (88%) of the cases (prevalence-adjusted and bias-adjusted κ=.81, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1840-1844
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015


  • Automobile driving
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Physician
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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