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Are rehabilitation programmes enabling clients to return to work? Return to work perspectives of individuals with mild to moderate brain injury in South Africa


, : Are rehabilitation programmes enabling clients to return to work? Return to work perspectives of individuals with mild to moderate brain injury in South Africa. Work 43(2): 171-182

To describe the perceptions and experiences of individuals with brain injury with regard to return to work rehabilitation programmes. Nine males and one female who were diagnosed with a moderate to mild brain injury participated in the study. In-depth interviews were conducted and data were analyzed using a qualitative approach to explicate patterns and themes. Two themes emerged that reflected the lived experiences of individuals with brain injury regarding intervention programmes that influenced their ability to return to work after the brain injury: 1) Enablers of return to work programmes, 2) Barriers related to return to work programmes. Occupational therapy practitioners as well as rehabilitation personnel should identify and eliminate the barriers that impact on return to work intervention programmes, incorporate the enablers identified in this study when designing return to work programmes.

US$19.90

PMID: 22927624

DOI: 10.3233/WOR-2012-1413


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