Financial and vocational outcome 1 year after traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
Financial and vocational outcome 1 year after traumatic brain injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J45029.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2003, vol. 84, issue 2, pp 238-241
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Article examines financial and vocational outcomes among individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Data regarding employment status, earned and private income, and public assistance received monthly at the time of injury and at 1-year follow-up was obtained for all participants. From the time of injury to the 1-year follow-up, the percentage of employed individuals with TBI decreased from 69 percent to 31 percent, the percentage unemployed increase from 11 percent to 49 percent, the average earned monthly income declined 51 percent, and the mean total of public assistance received per month increased by 275 percent. Implications of the personal and societal costs are discussed.
Author(s):
Johnstone, Brick; Mount, David; Schopp, Laura H.
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