Occurrence and predictors of employment after traumatic spinal cord injury: The GISEM Study

M. Franceschini, M. C. Pagliacci, T. Russo, G. Felzani, S. Aito, C. Marini

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Abstract

Study design: Multicenter, prospective study. Objectives: To assess the occurrence and predictors of return to work after traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). Setting: Italian rehabilitation centers. Methods: We evaluated patients previously included in the Italian Group for the Epidemiological Study of Spinal Cord Injuries study. A standardised telephone interview was used to collect data after a mean follow-up of 3.8 years. The main outcome measure was employment at the end of follow-up. Results: A total of 403 patients, 336 men and 67 women, with a mean age of 41.8 ± 16.3 years, were included in the follow-up. In all, 42.1% of patients were employed at the moment of the interview, though 62% reported a worsening in their employment level. Predictors of employment were education (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-242
Number of pages5
JournalSpinal Cord
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • employment
  • rehabilitation
  • spinal cord injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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