Calibration and Validation of the STISIM Driving Simulator

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 22, 2008
Last Update Posted : February 13, 2009
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Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences

July 18, 2008
July 22, 2008
February 13, 2009
June 2008
February 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Standard Deviation of the Lateral Position (SDLP) [ Time Frame: one day ]
Standard Deviation of the Lateral Position (SDLP) [ Time Frame: 100 km ]
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Number of collisions and traffic violations [ Time Frame: 20 minutes ]
Same as current
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Calibration and Validation of the STISIM Driving Simulator
Calibration and Validation of the STISIM Driving Simulator: Simulated Driving Performance Under the Influence of Alcohol (0.05%, 0.08% AND 0.11%), and Placebo
The aim of this study is to calibrate the STISIM driving simulator under influence of three different dosages of ethanol (0.05%, 0.08% and 0.11% BAC). The levels of performance decrement for the three blood alcohol concentrations will serve as a standard for comparing the effects that will be observed with psychoactive drugs in future trials. This will make the results of these future studies more easily to interpret and will provide health care providers and policy makers who read our scientific work with an easy-to-understand and clinically relevant comparison.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Simulated Driving Performance
Other: alcohol
alcohol 0.05%, 0.08% or 0.11% or placebo
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Mets MA, Kuipers E, de Senerpont Domis LM, Leenders M, Olivier B, Verster JC. Effects of alcohol on highway driving in the STISIM driving simulator. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2011 Aug;26(6):434-9. doi: 10.1002/hup.1226. Epub 2011 Aug 5.

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February 2009
February 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 21-50 years old
  • Written informed consent
  • Normal static binocular acuity, corrected or uncorrected
  • Normal hearing
  • Social Drinker (average of 7 to 21 alcoholic drinks per week and experience with drinking 4-6 drinks per occasion)
  • No current or past drug use
  • Possession of a driver's license for at least 3 years
  • Be considered as reliable and mentally capable of adhering to the protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current and past drug use (positive urine drug screen on the presence of amphetamines (including MDMA), barbiturates, cannabinoids, benzodiazepines, cocaine, and opiates)
  • Positive urine pregnancy screen in women
  • Present use of psychoactive medication
  • Positive alcohol breath test
  • Prior enrollment in the same study
  • Physical or mental illness
  • Excessive alcohol use ( > 21 alcoholic drinks per week)
  • Excessive smoking (more than 10 cigarettes per day)
  • Intake of caffeine-containing beverages over 5 glasses per day
  • Simulator sickness, as determined during the training session
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
21 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
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Dr. J.C. Verster, Utrecht University
Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences
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Principal Investigator: Joris C Verster, PhD Utrecht University
Study Director: Lieke M de Senerpont Domis, MSc Utrecht University
Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences
February 2009

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