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Employment Interventions for Return to Work in Working Aged Adults Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Creator:

Graham C.W and West M.D

Subject Keywords: Brain injury, Education, Disability
Set: Mental Health
Catalogue: Systematic Reviews
Campbell Reviews
Type: Article
Region: International (other)
Description:

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when there has been an alteration to brain function (e.g., loss of conscious, memory loss, neurologic defects) due to an external force, such as the impact of an object to the head, blast waves from an explosion, swift acceleration or deceleration, or the penetration of a foreign object into the brain (Maas, Stocchetti, & Bullock, 2008; Menon, Schwab, Wright, & Maas, 2010). TBI is a major concern worldwide and affects 10 million people annually (Hyder, Wunderlich, Puvanachandra, Gururaj, & Kobsingye, 2007). While, traditionally, road traffic injuries are the most common cause of TBI (Hyder et al., 2007; Tagliaferri, Compagnone, Korsic, Servadei, & Kraus, 2006), an increasing number of military personnel and civilians are acquiring TBI as a result of blast injuries (Fear et al., 2009; Hyder et al., 2007; Warden, 2006). This is due to recent combat operations and unrest in the Middle East. Other causes of TBI include falls, violence, and other unintentional injuries (Hyder et al., 2007). With increasing numbers of people with TBI globally, and the substantial impact on individuals with the injury, TBI is a concern for all layers of society.

Date:

01/09/2016

Rights: © The authors
Suggested citation:

Graham C.W and West M.D. (2016) Employment Interventions for Return to Work in Working Aged Adults Following Traumatic Brain Injury [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/1084255 [Accessed: 22nd September 2017].

  

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