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Driving performance and neurocognition of patients with long-term medicinal drug treatment. Proefschrift Universiteit Maastricht.
20200445 ST [electronic version only]
Sluiszen, N.N.J.J.M. van der
Maastricht, Maastricht University, Department of Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology, 2020, 178p., ref. - ISBN 978-94-6375-975-5

Samenvatting The research described in this thesis was aimed at assessing the influence of long-term drug use on driving ability and neurocognition (attention, reaction time, executive functioning). The main motivation for this thesis was to investigate whether long-term use of medicines can lead to changes in the regulations regarding traffic participation. Secondly, the thesis focused on identifying factors that contribute to tolerance development with long-term medication use. The results of the studies described in this thesis show that the inhibiting influence of medicines on driving ability decreases with long-term use. Factors contributing to this decrease include a reduction in clinical symptoms, tolerance development for the undesirable effects of drugs, and duration of treatment. (Author/publisher)
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