The 3-Domains toolkit is a screening toolkit for use in general practice during the driving medical assessment of older drivers (>75 years). The toolkit comprises visual acuity using a Snellen chart, the functional reach test, and the road signs recognition test. The three test scores combine to generate an overall score predicting the likelihood an older driver would pass an on-road driving test. This score can be used in discussions about the need to plan for eventual driving cessation or for further on-road testing.

This project is to pilot the toolkit general practices to explore acceptability and utility to GPs and older drivers in Australia and to evaluate, in a specialist occupational therapy driving assessment clinic, the effectiveness of the toolkit in predicting on-road driving test outcome in older drivers in Australia.

Funded by: 

The Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP) Foundation and Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) Grant

UQ Researchers

Associate Professor Katharine Wallis

Associate Professor Katharine Wallis

Acting Head & Associate Professor
Primary Care Clinical Unit
Dr Geoff Spurling

Dr Geoff Spurling

Senior Lecturer
Primary Care Clinical Unit
Dr Rory Melville

Dr Rory Melville

Senior Lecturer
Primary Care Clinical Unit

Mr Mark Chatfield

Biostatistician
Faculty of Medicine

Dr Theresa Scott

Lecturer in Clinical Geropsych
School of Psychology

Collaborators

Dr. James Matthews
General Practitioner
Ocean Shores Medical Centre, NSW

Mary Whitehead
Director, Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Driving Assessment & Rehabilitation Service
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Health

Louise Bassingthwaite
Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Driving Assessment & Rehabilitation Service
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Health