CONTACT: JENNIFER CRONIN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-9917; fax (319) 335-8034
Release: Sept. 21, 1999
Individuals aged 65 to 85 invited to participate in
UI driving study
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa Health Care
researchers are conducting a study on mobility and aging in the hopes of developing
techniques aimed at helping individuals improve their daily lives.
Men and women age 65 to 85 who are legally licensed
and presently driving may be eligible to participate in the study. Interested
individuals will go through an initial screening that will last about one
hour. People who are eligible for the study, based on the screening results,
will be invited to participate further.
Study participants will be asked to take computer
tests, fill out questionnaires and drive a car. The study is broken down into
several sessions, totaling about 12 hours. Participants will also be invited
back for annual visits over the next two years. Each of these additional visits
will take two to three hours. Reimbursement for time and effort is available.
For more information, contact Matthew Rizzo, M.D.,
UI professor of neurology, or one of his research assistants, Shelly Bierbaum
or Robin Mitchell at (319) 356-2240.