Predictors for return to work after spinal cord injury: A 3-year multicenter analysis

Short Title:
Predictors for return to work after spinal cord injury: A 3-year multicenter analysis
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J38760.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2000, vol. 81, issue 3, pp 359-363
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examining whether return to work by individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) can be predicted by the Motor Index Score (MIS) in combination with demographic variables. Data on education, ethnicity, age, marital status, sex, and MIS were collected at discharge and at 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year follow-up for a sample with an initial size of 3,175 (1,177 at 3-year follow-up). Results indicate that the most important predictors of return to work were education, MIS, ethnicity, and age at onset of SCI. These variables had a high rate of accuracy in predicting return to work across all 3 years.
Author(s):
Hess, D. W.; Ripley, D. L.; McKinley, W. O.; Tewksbury, M.
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