Vocational interventions and supports following job placement for persons with traumatic brain injury
Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2010, vol. 32, issue 3, pp 135-150
Study measured the type, amount, and location of vocational rehabilitation interventions provided to people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) after job placement. Treatment was measured prospectively for 6 months after job placement for 65 people with moderate to severe TBI treated at 5 TBI Model System centers. Centers were found to differ substantially in the amount and location of treatment provided following job placement; centers providing more intensive treatment and treatment at the workplace also served more severely impaired clients at a longer interval after injury. Within centers, participants’ cognitive speed and emotional distress predicted certain aspects of amount and type of treatment provided. Three-fourths of the sample still worked at the placement job after 6 months. Due to the confounding between case mix and treatment variables, unique effects of treatments on outcomes could not be determined.
Hart T, Dijkers M, Whyte J, Braden C, Trott C, Fraser R
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