Acute predictors of return to employment after traumatic brain injury: A longitudinal follow-up

Short Title:
Acute predictors of return to employment after traumatic brain injury: A longitudinal follow-up
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J44220.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2002, vol. 83, issue 5, pp 635-641
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Abstract:
Study examines the relationship between certain acute injury and patient characteristics and subsequent return to work 1 to 5 years after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Data were collected on patients at the time of injury and each year thereafter for up to 5 years. The year 1 analysis revealed that preinjury employment and productivity, age at time of injury, educational level, and rehabilitation length of stay were significant predictors of return to work. At 2 years, preinjury employment and productivity and age were significant predictors. At 3 years, preinjury employment and productivity, age, and Functional Independence Measure (FIM) discharge scores were significant predictors. Age was a significant determinant of employment at the 4-year follow up. Preinjury employment and productivity and discharge Disability Rating Scale (DRS) scores significantly predicted return to work at year 5.
Author(s):
Keyser-Marcus, L. A.; Bricout, J. C.; Wehman, P.; Campbell, L. R.; Cifu, D. X.; Englander, J.; High, W.; Zafonte, R. D.
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