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ERIC Number: EJ867790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0194-2638
The Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury during Adolescence on Career Plans and Outcomes
Balaban, Tammy; Hyde, Nellemarie; Colantonio, Angela
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, v29 n4 p367-383 Nov 2009
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) often occurs during the years when individuals are aiming for vocational goals and acquiring skills needed to achieve vocational success. This exploratory study aimed to describe the perceived long-term impact on career outcomes for individuals who were hospitalized with a TBI during adolescence. This study used a retrospective cohort design. A telephone questionnaire was administered 5 years post-injury to a consecutive series of 51 participants aged 15-19 years at time of injury, as well as 46 informants who knew the participants well. Participants and informants described the impact the injury had on career plans and outcomes. The nature of occupation post-injury was compared with pre-injury plans, with results indicating many participants altering preinjury career plans following TBI. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A