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Understanding contextual influences of community reintegration among injured servicemembers

Brent L. Hawkins, PhD, LRT/CTRS, et al.

The transition from military service to home and community living (i.e., community reintegration) is a difficult process, especially for injured servicemembers. We interviewed nine injured, communitydwelling servicemembers to understand how personal and environmental factors influence community reintegration. Interview themes indicated the essential roles of social support and personal factors (i.e., self-efficacy, motivation) and the important role of adapted sports, recreation, and other social programs; rehabilitation programs and therapists; school, work, and volunteering; and organizations and policies in developing social supports and personal factors. Results support the importance of addressing personal and environmental facilitators and barriers during and after rehabilitation services.

Volume 52 Number 5, 2015
   Pages 527 — 542

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Hawkins BL, McGuire FA, Linder SM, Britt TW. Understanding contextual influences of community reintegration among injured servicemembers. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(5):527–42.
ResearcherID: Brent L. Hawkins, PhD, LRT/CTRS: J-6998-2014

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