SIMARD MD

Welcome to the official site for the SIMARD MD.

The SIMARD MD (an acronym for Screen for the Identification of Cognitively Impaired Medically At-Risk Drivers, A Modification of the DemTect) is a valid and reliable screening tool for the identification of cognitively impaired medically at-risk drivers [1]. It is called a modification of the DemTect because it uses a subset of the items from that screening tool [2].

The SIMARD MD was developed and validated against actual driving performance using a driving evaluation scientifically developed to identify cognitively impaired drivers who are unsafe-to-drive.

Please use the links at the left of the page to learn more about the new screening tool.

 

 

 

References

1. Dobbs, B. M., & Schopflocher, D. (2010). The introduction of a new screening tool for the identification of cognitively impaired medically at-risk drivers: The SIMARD A Modification of the DemTect. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 1(2), 119-127.

2. Kalbe, E., Kessler, J., Calabrese, P., Smith, R., Passmore, A. P., Brand, M., & Bullock, R. (2004). DemTect: A new, sensitive cognitive screening test to support the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and early dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19(2), 136-143.