Short Tilte:Moderating factors in return to work and job stability after traumatic brain injury
Journal:Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):03, 18, 2, 128-138
Study examines the contribution of demographic variables, injury severity, and functional status at 1 year postinjury to job stability and return to work for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Data were collected at 6 model systems rehabilitation centers on individuals with TBI who returned for follow-up at 1, 2, and 3 or 4 years postinjury, were of working age, and were working before injury. Results indicated that after injury, 34 percent were employed at all 3 follow-up intervals, 27 percent were employed at 1 or 2 of the intervals, and 39 percent were employed at all 3 intervals. Minority group members, people who did not complete high school, and unmarried people were more likely to be unemployed. A discriminant function analysis accurately predicted job stability groupings.