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Citation:  Yasuda, S., Wehman, P., Targett, P., Cifu, D.X., & West, M. (2002). Return to work after spinal cord injury: A review of recent research. NeuroRehabilitation, 17 (3), 177-186.
Title:  Return to work after spinal cord injury: A review of recent research
Authors:  Yasuda, S., Wehman, P., Targett, P., Cifu, D.X., & West, M.
Year:  2002
Journal/Publication:  NeuroRehabilitation
Publisher:  IOS Press
Full text:  https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/8807/82df1a273cb43ba913274219ecbbd...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes
Research design:  Literature review

Structured abstract:

Purpose:  The purpose of this paper was to review recent research on return to work (RTW) for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI).
Findings:  Many demographic variables influence RTW outcomes for individuals with SCI including age at time of injury, chronological age, gender, education, ethnicity, marital status, and pre injury employment status. Generally being Caucasian and more educated led to a faster RTW. Other factors that influence RTW include how well an individual adjusts to the SCI.
Conclusions:  Returning to work after SCI is a complex puzzle dependent on a number of factors related to the injury, society, and demographics.

Disabilities served:  Spinal cord injury (SCI)