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Table 1 Eligibility criteria for the Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) study

From: Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD): study design and methods

Eligibility criteria Note
1) 65–79 years of age at the time of enrollment with a valid driver license Population group of primary interest
2) Driving on average at least once a week Adequate driving data required for answering the research questions with acceptable external generalizability
3) Residing in the catchment area of the study site for at least 10 months a year Conducive to collecting complete medical and driving record data during follow-up
4) Having no plans to move outside of the catchment area within the next 5 years Minimizing attrition/loss to follow-up from migration
5) Having access to motor vehicle of model year 1996 or newer with an accessible OBDII Port Required for installing the in-vehicle DataLogger
6) Driving one vehicle ≥80% of the time if access to more than one vehicle Required for capturing an adequate driving natural history for the participant
7) Being fluent in English Some standardized instruments available only in English
8) Six-Item Screener score ≥ 4 Required for recruiting participants without significant cognitive impairment at baseline
Having significant cognitive impairment or being diagnosed with degenerative medical conditions that may severely affect driving safety (e.g., Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and Parkinson’s) Unable to provide informed consent and/or complete the baseline assessment and annual follow-up
Driving on average less than once a week Unable to contribute adequate driving data
Residing in the catchment area of the study site less than 10 months a year Likely to affect data completeness and scheduling for annual follow-up