Dr. Tina Dillahunt-Aspillaga Serves as Co-editor on a Special Supplement of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Tina Dillahunt-Aspillaga served as Co-editor along with Dr. Gail -Powell Cope, the Director of the Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (CINDRR), on a special Supplement of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (APRM). APRM is the # 3 journal in Rehabilitation, with an Impact Factor of 3.289. The title of the Supplement is Community Reintegration, Participation, and Employment Issues in Veterans and Service Members with Traumatic Brain Injury.
The issue, to be released in February 2018, consists of articles that represent current thinking about community reintegration (CR) and lays the groundwork for testing interventions to improve CR outcomes for veterans and service members (e.g., employment, living situation, family life). The articles are written by accomplished teams from multiple disciplines, including anthropology, neuropsychology, nursing, occupational therapy, psychology, and rehabilitation sciences.
Dr. Dillahunt-Aspillaga was among a team whose article was published in this supplement that examines employment stability in veterans and military service members enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) Research Program at VA Polytrauma Rehabilitation Centers (PRCs). The study assessed employment stability at 1 and 2 years post-TBI and explored whether predictors of stable employment identified in civilians are applicable to veterans and military service members.
Dillahunt-Aspillaga, C., Pugh, M.J., Cotner, B.A., Silva, M.A., Haskin, A., Tang, X., Saylors, M.E. and Nakase-Richardson, R., 2017. Employment Stability in Veterans and Service Members with Traumatic Brain Injury: A VA Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.