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Employment outcomes following severe traumatic brain injury explored in new research

Fri 01 Sep 2023

Researchers have examined the employment outcomes for patients following severe traumatic brain injury

Researchers from France examined employment status of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors 4 years post-injury, finding that 38% were in paid employment. They concluded that this confirms the low rate of long-term employment amongst patients with severe TBI.

Predictors of unemployment were being unemployed or studying before TBI, severity of TBI and lower one-year scores on the Glasgow Outcome Scale-Extended.

The authors suggest that students who have received a TBI were particularly likely to be unemployed, and therefore require close follow-up and vocational rehabilitation.

Reference: Ruet, A., Jourdan, C., Bayen, E., Darnoux, E., Sahridj, D., Ghout, I., Azerad, S., Diehl, P.P., Aegerter, P., Charanton, J., Azouvi, C.V., & Azouvi, P. (2017).  Employment outcome four years after a severe traumatic brain injury: results of the Paris severe traumatic brain injury study. Disability and Rehabilitation, 40(18), 2200-2207.

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