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The Development and Evaluation of a Simulator-Based Driver Rehabilitation Programme for People with Acquired Brain Injury

posted on 2020-08-17, 23:46 authored by BLEYDY DIMECH-BETANCOURT
Return to driving after acquired brain injury reflects a return to independence and participation valued life roles. Therefore, it is important for brain injury rehabilitation to address this goal. This thesis establishes a theoretically-driven and evidence-based intervention using a driving simulator to rehabilitate driving ability in people with acquired brain injury. It identifies facilitators and barriers to the current use of driving simulators in clinical practice, and highlights the potential of driving simulator training to benefit patients with reduced confidence about returning to driving after injury.


Principal supervisor

Renerus John Stolwyk

Additional supervisor 1

Jennie Ponsford

Additional supervisor 2

Judith Charlton

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Psychological Sciences

Additional Institution or Organisation

Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre; Monash University Accident Research Centre; Epworth Rehabilitation

Campus location



Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences