International Journal of Gerontology
A Scoping Review of the Effectiveness of Driving Training in People with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Sasaki T, Iwanami J, Yamada K. A Scoping Review of the Effectiveness of Driving Training in People with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Int J Gerontol. 2022;16(3):218-223.
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Maintaining driving ability of individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is important for both health and quality of life. The aim of this scoping review was to synthesize the current peer-reviewed research articles on the effectiveness of driving training in individuals with MCI. The review included articles published in English since the commencement of the four selected databases till March 2, 2021. We included studies in which individuals with clearly defined MCI were studied and underwent driving training. Three articles met the inclusion criteria, out of the 2,559 articles that were identified through the database search. The review found that individuals with MCI can benefit from driving training, exhibiting short-term positive effects on the driving simulator (DS) performance as a result of the DS training alone, in addition to long-term positive effects on their on-road performance using multiple training. The review also identified few issues: small sample size and variations in subtypes, cognitive tests used, outcome measures, data schedules, complications, and basic functions (including visual acuity, auditory function, physical function) among studies. In conclusion, individuals with MCI have a potential to improve their driving ability; therefore, we recommend that future studies should describe at least subtypes including cognitive tests used.