Predictors of success for state vocational rehabilitation clients with traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
Predictors of success for state vocational rehabilitation clients with traumatic brain injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J45019.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2003, vol. 84, issue 2, pp 161-167
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Abstract:
Examines the characteristics of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) to determine the best predictors of their successful vocational outcomes. Seventy-eight individuals with TBI, who requested state vocational rehabilitation (VR) services, participated in the study. Descriptive information was collected concerning the clients' demographics, injury severity, neuropsychologic abilities, financial status, vocational services provided, and vocational status at the time of case closure. Results indicated that the majority of the clients were single, white males with limited intelligence and education. Many had moderate to severe brain injuries. Seventeen percent were successfully employed at the time of case closure. Analyses indicate that the provision of VR services predicted vocational outcome.
Author(s):
Johnstone, Brick; Vessell, Ron; Bounds, Thomas; Hoskins, Sue; Sherman, Ashley
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