Interrater reliability of the Record of Driving Errors (RODE)

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Abstract

The Record of Driving Errors (RODE) is a novel standardized tool designed to quantitatively document the specific types of driving errors that occur during a standardized performance-based road test. The purpose of this study was to determine interrater reliability between two occupational therapy driver rehabilitation specialists who quantitatively scored specific driving errors using the RODE in a sample of older adults diagnosed with dementia (n = 24). Intraclass correlation coefficients of major driving error and intervention categories indicated almost perfect agreement between raters. Using raters with adequate training and similar professional backgrounds, it is possible to have good interrater reliability using the RODE on a standardized road test.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume69
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

Keywords

  • Automobile driving
  • Dementia
  • Occupational therapy
  • Reproducibility of results
  • Task performance and analysis

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