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Productive Work and Employment for Persons With Traumatic Brain Injury: What Have We Learned After 20 Years?

Wehman, Paul PhD; Targett, Pam MEd; West, Mike PhD; Kregel, John EdD

Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation: March/April 2005 - Volume 20 - Issue 2 - p 115–127
20th Anniversary Special Article

This article describes return to work outcomes for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through a selective review of the published literature and an examination of TBI labor force participation from the Rehabilitation Services Administration 91l and the Social Security Administration Benefits Planning, Assistance and Outreach databases. Implications and recommendations to further our understanding about the different parts of the work outcome profile of individuals with TBI are offered.

Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Workplace Supports, Richmond, Va.

Corresponding author: Paul Wehman, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Workplace Supports, 1314 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23284 (e-mail: pwehman@vcu.edu).

This article was partially supported by NIDRR grants H133B980036-05, H133N000015-03, and H133G020158-03, the Department of Labor grant E9420117-02, and Social Security Administration and BPAO Contract # 0600-00-51200.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.