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Volume 49 Number 1, 2012
   Pages 87 — 100

Abstract — Issues in defining and measuring veteran community reintegration: Proceedings of the Working Group on Community Reintegration, VA Rehabilitation Outcomes Conference, Miami, Florida

Linda Resnik, PT, PhD;1–2* Daniel W. Bradford, MD, MPH;3–4 Shirley M. Glynn, PhD;5–6 Alan M. Jette, PT, PhD;7 Caitlin Johnson Hernandez, MS;8 Sharon Wills, PhD9–10
1Providence Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, Providence, RI; 2Department of Community Health, Public Health Program, Brown University, Providence, RI; 3Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC; 4Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC; 5VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, West Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; 6Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California Los Angeles Health System School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA; 7Health & Disability Research Institute, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA; 8Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; 9Center for Trauma Recovery, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team, Austin Outpatient Clinic, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Austin, TX; 10Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Medicine, Bryan, TX

Abstract–In January 2010, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Rehabilitation Research and Development Service convened a State of the Art (SOTA) conference to advance the field of outcome measurement for rehabilitation-related studies. This article reports on the proceedings of the SOTA Working Group on Community Reintegration. We explored the use of the International Classification of Health, Disability, and Functioning as a theoretical framework for measuring community reintegration; identified key dimensions of community reintegration that could and/or should be measured; discussed challenges in measuring community reintegration; suggested steps to enhance community reintegration measurement; proposed future research that focuses on outcomes measures for community reintegration and the study of community reintegration outcomes; and made policy recommendations that would facilitate community reintegration research within the VA.

Key words: community integration; community reintegration; disability evaluation; International Classification of Health, Disability, and Functioning; measurement; OIF/OEF; outcome assessment; role functioning; social functioning; veteran.

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Resnik L, Bradford DW, Glynn SM, Jette AM, Johnson Hernandez C, Wills S. Issues in defining and measuring veteran community reintegration: Proceedings of the Working Group on Community Reintegration, VA Rehabilitation Outcomes Conference, Miami, Florida. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(1):87–100.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2010.06.0107
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