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The Redesign of a Checklist for Evaluating Driver Impairment: A Human Factors and Ergonomics Approach

Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zürich, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
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Healthcare 2022, 10(7), 1292; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10071292
Received: 30 May 2022 / Revised: 27 June 2022 / Accepted: 7 July 2022 / Published: 12 July 2022
The Cantonal Police of Zurich, Switzerland, use a checklist to identify impaired drivers when conducting traffic stops. This checklist was developed by subject-matter experts and has been in use for eight years. The goal of this study was to redesign the checklist while considering human factors and ergonomics principles in combination with findings from a retrospective analysis of a set of 593 completed checklists. The checklist was amended in accordance with the results of the retrospective analysis by adding missing items and discarding superfluous ones. In addition, a hierarchical cluster analysis of the retrospective data suggested an improved spatial organization of checklist elements and the grouping of similar items of the checklist. Furthermore, aspects related to Fitts’s law, visual complexity, and an optimized direction of processing the checklist underpinned the design process. The results of an evaluation of the redesigned checklist by 11 laypeople and 13 police officers indicated an improved usability of the redesigned checklist over the original. View Full-Text
Keywords: checklist design; design principles; impaired driving; road safety checklist design; design principles; impaired driving; road safety
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Baertsch, T.; Menozzi, M. The Redesign of a Checklist for Evaluating Driver Impairment: A Human Factors and Ergonomics Approach. Healthcare 2022, 10, 1292. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10071292

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Baertsch T, Menozzi M. The Redesign of a Checklist for Evaluating Driver Impairment: A Human Factors and Ergonomics Approach. Healthcare. 2022; 10(7):1292. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10071292

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Baertsch, Tanja, and Marino Menozzi. 2022. "The Redesign of a Checklist for Evaluating Driver Impairment: A Human Factors and Ergonomics Approach" Healthcare 10, no. 7: 1292. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10071292

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