Using the Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool to Guide Driving Decisions
I am super excited to share this! I have been using the Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool for years. In comparison to other quick cognitive screens (MoCA, MMSE, SLUMS), it is the new kid on the block, but when it comes to screening executive functioning skills, it is also one of the best!
We use executive functioning skills for a range of activities… from cooking to finances to shopping to DRIVING. I love this screening tool because of the application for driving.
Now, while I love this tool, it hasn’t had the research to correlating it’s utility to driving… until now. I am so excited that the BCAT Team has decided to take a look at the application of this tool for driving readiness and need for driving retirement.
What I am sharing here is the FIRST STEP towards considering the application of the BCAT for driving.
“Compared with other frequently used cognitive measures (e.g., TMT, mazes) the BCAT® Executive Factor score was the strongest cognitive predictor of driving outcomes. Patients with cognitive impairment on the BCAT® were at heightened risk for driving retirement…By adding the BCAT®, the prediction goes up to 70%.”
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