Getting to work after a traumatic brain injury.

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Research - 3.2 million people live w effects of brain injury: estimated that nearly half will fail to return to work. Colorado: state registry of patients hospitalized for TBI about .5 return to work within a year. 2006 study rate falls to 20% failure rate at 10 yrs post injury. VR services helped only about 50% of those served achieve successful employment

NARIC Accession Number: O19199.  What's this?
Author(s): Goodall, Patricia.
Project Number: H133A100026.
Publisher(s): Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research, (SEDL), 4700 Mueller Boulevard, Austin, TX, 78723; 512/391-6517.
Publication Year: 2012.
Abstract: Presentation provides information on employment issues for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and cites evidence-based research studies and strategies people with TBI can use to return to work. Issues identified and discussed are vocational rehabilitation (VR) programs and services; physical, medical, emotional/behavioral, and cognitive/intellectual effects of brain injury; assessment; employment support; job matching; and successful outcomes. Run time: 52 minutes 20 seconds.

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Descriptor Terms: AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, BEHAVIOR, BRAIN INJURIES, COGNITION, EMOTIONS, EMPLOYMENT, EMPLOYMENT REENTRY, INDEPENDENT LIVING, OUTCOMES, REHABILITATION SERVICES, VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION, WORK TRANSITION.