Tuesday October 21
Boston Cure Project
Researchers studying the effects of MS on driving ability had 31 people
with MS and 10 healthy controls take a driving simulator test. They found
that the MS group had 3-4 times more accidents and concentration faults
than the controls. They also found that driving impairment correlated with
performance on the paced auditory serial addition test (PASAT), a test
of cognitive function, but not with EDSS, which reflects physical disability.
This suggests that the ability to drive safely, at least for people with
MS, has more to do with cognitive function than physical ability.
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