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Citation:  Trexler, Lance E. & Parrott, Devan R. (2018). Models of brain injury vocational rehabilitation: The evidence for resource facilitation from efficacy to effectiveness. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 49 (2), 195-203.
Title:  Models of brain injury vocational rehabilitation: The evidence for resource facilitation from efficacy to effectiveness
Authors:  Trexler, Lance E. & Parrott, Devan R.
Year:  2018
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Publisher:  IOS Press
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-180965
Full text:  https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-vocational-rehabil...    |   PDF   
Peer-reviewed?  No
NIDILRR-funded?  No

Structured abstract:

Background:  Resource Facilitation (RF) is an intervention developed to improve return to work (RTW) following brain injury. RF is an individualized treatment specializing in connecting patients and caregivers with community-based resources and services to mitigate barriers to return to work.
Purpose:  Examine the effectiveness of the RHI RF program for a clinical prospective cohort of participants referred to this program from the State Vocational Rehabilitation agency.
Data collection and analysis:  Participants were 243 participants with data drawn from the two sources: 33 from previous randomized controlled trial (RCT) control groups who did not receive RF and 210 from clinical patients discharged from the RHI RF program.
Findings:  At discharge from RF, a greater proportion of the treatment group obtained employment than the control group [X2 (1) ?=?5.39, p?=?0.018]. When controlling for baseline level of disability, treatment group significantly predicted employment outcome (Wald?=?4.52, p?=?0.033) and participants in the treatment group were 2.3 times more likely to return to work than controls.
Conclusions:  Previous RCTs have studied the RHI RF model and demonstrated significant efficacy. The findings from the present study are consistent with the employment rates found in the previous RCT’s following RF, and also provide initial support for the clinical effectiveness of RF.

Disabilities served:  Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Interventions:  Vocational rehabilitation
Outcomes:  Return to work