Prospective randomized controlled trial of resource facilitation on community participation and vocational outcome following brain injury

Lance E. Trexler, Laura C. Trexler, James F. Malec, Daniel Klyce, Devan Parrott

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Abstract

Objective: To examine the impact of resource facilitation (RF) on return to work, participation in home and community activities, and depression. Participants: Twenty-two people with acquired brain injury (mean age = 43 years; mean education = 13.3 years). Design: A prospective randomized controlled trial of RF compared with standard care. All participants received standard follow-up services, but participants in the RF group were also assigned a resource facilitator to assist them in returning to work. Results: Participation increased significantly for both groups (F = 60.65, P < .0001), but the interaction between groups and time demonstrated greater improvement for the RF group relative to controls (F = 9.11, P <.007). Also, 64% of the RF group was employed at follow-up compared with 36% of the control group (Wald-Wolfkowitz z= 3.277, P < .0001). No significant differences were found between groups on measures of depression. Conclusion: Resource facilitation services that have a clear focus on return to work may have a substantial impact on participation and unemployment after brain injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)440-446
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010

Keywords

  • acquired brain injury
  • rehabilitation
  • resource facilitation
  • vocational rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology

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