useful field of view


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useful field of view

Abbreviation: UFOV
A test of visual attention that measures the space in which an individual can receive information rapidly from two separate sources. It is a strong predictor of accidents in older drivers. Training can expand the useful field of view and increase the visual processing speed of an elderly person.
See also: field
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DOB = date of birth; LSNS = Lubben Social Network Scale; POMS = Profile of Mood States; WMS = Wechsler Memory Scale; UFOV = Useful Field of View; PCS = Proactive Coping Scale.
Participants receiving the placebo cigarettes underestimated the duration of time to complete the Useful Field of View Task whereas subjects who received the active marijuana overestimated this duration (i.e., they thought more time had passed than actually had).
Moderately strong evidence indicates that training methods, such as those focused on useful field of view and simulator-based driver training, may be adequate ways of enhancing the cognitive, visual, and attentional skills of older individuals with vision loss or those whose visual impairment is due to stroke or hemianopic field loss.
Age differences in target identification as a function of retinal location and noise level: Examination of the useful field of view. Psychology and Aging, 2, 14-19.
The useful field of view is limited by the design scan angle, with phase errors becoming significant for scan angles greater than 5 percent or 10 percent beyond [Alpha].
Predictors of training gains on the Useful Field of View (UFOV) Test and the Timed Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (TIADL) Test were examined through correlational analyses.