Document Type : Original Article


1 Police University, NAJA Traffic Police, Tehran, Iran

2 Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Life Style, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Nursing Faculty, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Today, as age increases, the demand for independent living has increased. Since driving is one
of the safest and preferred ways for the elderly to travel, paying close attention to the accurate
assessment of the elderly’s driving ability can prevent traffic accidents in this age group. The purpose
of this study was to identify and introduce practical tools for drive assessment fitness of the elderly.
This systematic review was conducted according to Cochrane methodology and reported findings
according to PRISMA. The following databases were searched from PubMed, ISI web of knowledge,
Scopus, ProQuest, Medlib, SID, Magiran, Iran doc, and Iran Medex based on the population
intervention comparison outcome method. The total records involving 12 main tools were assessed
from 26 selected records in the final evaluation. The research findings indicated the selection of
seven tools in the psycho‑cognitive function domain such as TMT‑B, Clock Drawing Test, MAZE,
Montreal Cognitive Assessment, GDS‑15, MMSE, and ACE‑R, three tools in the sensory function
domain such as Snellen, Confrontation Visual field, and Whispered Voice Test, and also two tools
in motor function domain such as Rapid pace walk, and Manual test of the range of motion. The
findings led to selecting practical, accurate, and fast tools for widespread use for the assessment of
driving competencies of the elderly. Therefore, it is recommended that the selected tools be used in
practical batteries to assess the driving skills of the elderly.


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