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University of Iowa News Release

Aug. 7, 2003

Individuals Aged 60 And Older Invited To Participate In 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 six hours. Participants will also be invited back to take the same tests one and two years after initial testing. 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 Ida Kellison at 319-356-2240 or toll-free at 866-236-1427.

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.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5141 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACTS: Prospective Study Participants: 319-356-2240 or toll-free 866-236-1427. Media: Jennifer Brown, (319) 335-9917 jennifer-l-brown@uiowa.edu

NOTE TO EDITORS: This release was previously distributed on 08/07/02. This is a call for additional participants for the study.