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Functional vocational assessment for individuals with spinal cord injury

by Targett, P., Wehman, P., McKinley, W., & Young, C.

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Targett, P., Wehman, P., McKinley, W. & Young, C. (2005). Functional vocational assessment for individuals with spinal cord injury. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 22(3), 149 - 161.

Life saving advances in the medical field are increasing
the survival rate of persons who experience a spinal
cord injury (SCI). The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (2000) reported that there are approximately 10,000 SCIs per year, and this figure does not include those individuals who die at the scene. It is estimated that between 183,000 and 230,000 people are living with SCI in the United States. In light of improved survival rates following injury, return to work after SCI becomes an increasingly important issue to consider.