Return to work for persons with traumatic brain injury

Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2001 Nov;80(11):852-64. doi: 10.1097/00002060-200111000-00011.


Individuals with traumatic brain injuries experience an array of physical, cognitive, and emotional changes that often make return to preinjury employment unlikely and locating new employment difficult. The authors review the literature related to the return to work for persons with traumatic brain injuries. This includes return to work outcomes, factors influencing return to work, and vocational programs that enhance employment, including a supported employment approach. Guidelines for professionals engaged in supported employment practices are also provided.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Injuries / classification
  • Brain Injuries / rehabilitation*
  • Employment / statistics & numerical data*
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Humans
  • Rehabilitation, Vocational / statistics & numerical data*
  • Severity of Illness Index