What is it about?
This paper explains how expert clinical judgement is included in a statistical process called Rasch analysis to streamline an existing measure of vocational behavior after brain injury. Having a measure redesigned by and for clinicians that is both clinically efficient AND statistically robust is critical, and this paper describes that redesign process.
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Why is it important?
Brain injuries can impact a client's workplace safety, productivity, and interpersonal behaviors. Because most workers only get one chance to successfully return to work (RTW), measuring and treating those behaviors BEFORE a client’s attempt a RTW is critical. Measuring the RTW challenges clients face will aide occupational therapists and rehabilitation counselors when discussing the importance of clinical rehab of RTW issues with their medical model colleagues.
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This page is a summary of: Use of item response theory to develop a return to work measure for acquired brain injury: The employment feasibility checklist, Work, January 2023, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/wor-211055.
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