Short Title:Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):16, 31, 4, 288-295
Study evaluated the influence of demographic variables and vocational rehabilitation (VR) services on the employment outcomes of 1,546 transition-age youth (16-25 years of age) with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Purposeful selection of multivariate logistic regression was employed to analyze the data. Results indicated that receipt of more VR services at higher expenditure levels over shorter periods of time was related to case closure in successful competitive employment status. Also, higher levels of education at the time of enrollment in the VR program (bachelor’s degrees or higher); nonreceipt of social security disability benefits at the time of enrollment in the VR program; and receipt of VR services such as occupational/vocational training, job search, job placement, on-the-job support, maintenance, and information/referral were associated with competitive employment outcomes.