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Achieving a successful and sustainable return to the workforce after ABI: A client-centred approach

Achieving a successful and sustainable return to the workforce after ABI: A client-centred approach Primary objective: This paper describes the approach used by the Victorian Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) specialist team of CRS Australia (formerly Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service) to facilitate participation in the workforce for its clients. The approach and results achieved are compared and contrasted with other models nationally and internationally.Method and procedures: This two part study involves a survey of the specialist team members regarding use and efficacy of assessment and intervention strategies and data mining of closed case files to identify predictors of sustainable employment outcomes for people with ABI.Main outcomes and results: CRS Australia's results compare favourably with other published results (50% achieved a minimum of 13 weeks open employment compared to population estimates of 38–46.5%). Results were achieved with people with mild, moderate and severe injury. Assessments and interventions that correlate with successful employment outcome are described.Conclusions: A client-centred approach, combining specialist ABI expertise, skilled assessment and practical workplace-based interventions results in favourable employment outcome rates. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Brain Injury Taylor & Francis

Achieving a successful and sustainable return to the workforce after ABI: A client-centred approach

Brain Injury , Volume 21 (5): 14 – Jan 1, 2007
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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2007 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted
ISSN
1362-301X
eISSN
0269-9052
DOI
10.1080/02699050701315134
pmid
17522986
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Abstract

Primary objective: This paper describes the approach used by the Victorian Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) specialist team of CRS Australia (formerly Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service) to facilitate participation in the workforce for its clients. The approach and results achieved are compared and contrasted with other models nationally and internationally.Method and procedures: This two part study involves a survey of the specialist team members regarding use and efficacy of assessment and intervention strategies and data mining of closed case files to identify predictors of sustainable employment outcomes for people with ABI.Main outcomes and results: CRS Australia's results compare favourably with other published results (50% achieved a minimum of 13 weeks open employment compared to population estimates of 38–46.5%). Results were achieved with people with mild, moderate and severe injury. Assessments and interventions that correlate with successful employment outcome are described.Conclusions: A client-centred approach, combining specialist ABI expertise, skilled assessment and practical workplace-based interventions results in favourable employment outcome rates.

Journal

Brain InjuryTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 2007

Keywords: Acquired Brain Injury; Stroke; Vocational rehabilitation; employment; client-centred practice; work

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