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Using International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health to understand challenges in community reintegration of injured veterans

Linda J. Resnik, PhD, PT, OCS; Susan M. Allen, PhD

This study was conducted to help us understand the challenges that Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veterans face as they reintegrate into the community. Data were collected through interviews with veterans, caregivers, and clinicians. Numerous challenges faced by injured OEF/OIF veterans were described, and problems of veterans with and without polytraumatic injuries were compared. Identifying community reintegration challenges of OEF/OIF veterans early and promoting greater function in the community are important public health mandates. The findings of this study are useful in understanding the problems of these veterans and in guiding the development of community reintegration outcome measures.


Volume 44 Number 7 2007
Pages 991 — 1006


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