Neuropsychological assessment tools predicting employment of individuals with higher brain dysfunction: A systematic review and meta-analysis Moritoshi Kitakami 1,2 , Jun Yaeda 3 1Department of Occupational Therapy, Niigata University of Rehabilitation 2Niigata Prefectural Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities 3Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba Keyword: 高次脳機能障害 , 就労支援 , (神経心理学的検査) , (メタアナリシス) , (システマティックレビュー) , Higher brain dysfunction , Work support , Neuropsychological assessment , Meta-analysis , Systematic review pp.168-178
Published Date 2018/4/15
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 The present study conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to identify effective neuropsychological assessment tools predicting employment of individuals with higher brain dysfunction. Eleven research articles that met the eligibility criteria were analyzed using CiNii and Ichushi-Web of Japan Medical Abstracts Society. Results showed that WAIS (Verbal IQ), WMS-R (General memory, Attention/Concentration, Delayed recall), and RBMT were the 3 neuropsychological assessment tools predicting employability. Using these tools, cognitive functions of given clients may be well assessed while predicting behavioral aspects at workplaces. Implications include the role of occupational therapists with knowledge translation skills, which in turn should lead better job accommodations and employees assistance on the job.

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