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Guidelines for Vocational Evaluation Following Burns: Integrated Review of Relevant Process and Factors.
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PMID:  23423804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Purpose A systematic literature review was undertaken to gather evidence to develop a guideline for vocational evaluation following burn injuries (BI). This review aimed to identify the key processes evaluators should follow and the key factors they should consider when completing such evaluations. Methods Steps outlined in Cochrane Handbook of Systematic Review were followed including: development of review question; search strategies and selection criteria; quality appraisal; data extraction; analysis & synthesis; drawing conclusions. Four databases (Pubmed, Medline, CINHAL, PsycINFO) and 14 websites were searched for relevant articles and studies (quantitative, qualitative), reviews and guidelines. Two reviewers independently completed reviews, performed quality assessments and extracted data into evidence tables. Using the ICF model and directed content analysis, key processes and factors were analyzed and synthesized across the evidence. Results A total of 138 articles were identified using the key words (e.g. burns, work). Studies, reviews and guidelines were retrieved if they focused on adults and discussed the processes relevant to vocational evaluation and/or factors associated with successful return to work (RTW) following a BI. Items were excluded if they did not address adults who had suffered a burn, the process of work or RTW, or challenges related to work after a BI. Using the above criteria 76 items were retrieved for full review. Fifty-six items remained after the quality appraisal. Results were integrated to develop the Evidence-based Framework for Vocational Evaluation Following Burn Injury. Conclusions This framework outlines 7 key processes relevant to vocational evaluation following burn injuries.
Authors:
Mary Stergiou-Kita; Alisa Grigorovich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational rehabilitation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-3688     ISO Abbreviation:  J Occup Rehabil     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202814     Medline TA:  J Occup Rehabil     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada, mary.kita@uhn.ca.
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