What are the determinants of return to work for persons that have sustained a spinal cord injury?
Clinical Bottom Line
Vocational rehabilitation services may enhance RTW for persons that have sustained an SCI. Optimally, occupational therapy services that include work as a long-term goal may have the greatest impact on RTW for the client with SCI following medical stabilization and adjustment to disability. Provision of VR services 1-year post injury in a community-based setting, providing job placement services, is closely tied to local employers, and provides peer-based mentors may present the best model of service delivery.
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