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Release: Aug. 8, 2002

NOTE TO EDITORS: This release was previously distributed on 08/01/00. This is a call for additional participants for the study.

Individuals aged 60 and older invited to participate in UI driving study

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 60 and older who are legally licensed and presently driving may be eligible to participate in the study.

Study participants will be asked to take computer tests, fill out questionnaires, drive a driving simulator and drive a car on Iowa City streets. The study is broken down into two sessions, totaling about 6 hours. Participants will also be invited back to take the same tests one year later. Compensation for time and effort is available. Minorities are encouraged to participate.

For more information, contact Matthew Rizzo, M.D., UI professor of neurology, or one of his research assistants Nicki Skaar or Sarah Batchelder at (319) 356-2240.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.