CONTACT: JENNIFER CRONIN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-9917; fax (319) 335-8034
Release: Jan. 10, 2000
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 ages 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
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.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care,
medical education and research programs and services they provide.