Occupational categories and return to work after traumatic brain injury: A multicenter study

Short Title:
Occupational categories and return to work after traumatic brain injury: A multicenter study
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J51754.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2006, vol. 87, issue 12, pp 1576-1582
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Abstract:
A group of 1,341 patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who were employed before injury completed a 1-year follow-up assessment regarding their return-to-work (RTW) outcome. Patients were categorized into 1 of 3 groups depending on the pre-injury occupation: (1) professional/managerial, (2) skilled, or (3) manual labor. Chi-square analyses were computed to examine changes across occupation groups between pre-injury occupation group and post-injury RTW. The rate of successful RTW was greatest for professional/managerial patients, lower for skilled, and lowest for manual labor. Among those with successful RTW, most did so within the same occupational category. Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that pre-injury occupation, education level, discharge functional status, age, sex, marital status, and hospital length of stay each influenced RTW.
Author(s):
Walker, W. C.; Marwitz, J.H.; Kreutzer, J. S.; Hart, T.; Novack, T.
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