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Title: The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Community Integration and Return to Work after Acquired Brain Injury.
Authors: Hall, Sarah E;Wrench, Joanne M;Connellan, Madeleine;Ott, Neira;Wilson, Sarah J
Affiliation: Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia
Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, Austin Health, Kew, Victoria, Australia
Caulfield Hospital, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia
Issue Date: 6-Aug-2018
EDate: 2018-08-06
Citation: Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation 2018; online first: 6 August
Abstract: To investigate whether emotional intelligence skills measured via the Perceiving, Understanding and Managing Emotions branches of the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) V2.0 are associated with community integration and return-to-work (RTW) following moderate-to-severe acquired brain injury (ABI), after accounting for other established predictors. Retrospective cohort study. Outpatient follow-up services within two specialist ABI rehabilitation centers in [location removed]. Eighty-two individuals with moderate-to-severe ABI discharged from inpatient rehabilitation and living in the community (2 months to 7 years post-injury). Not applicable. Community Integration Questionnaire scores for the total sample (N = 82; age range 18-80) and RTW status (employed vs not employed) for the subset of participants employed prior to ABI (n = 71; age range 19-66). Hierarchical logistic and multiple regression analyses were used to examine the unique contribution of Perceiving, Understanding and Managing Emotions scores to RTW and community integration, after controlling for demographic, injury-related, psychological and cognitive predictors. As a set, the three EI variables did not explain incremental variance in outcomes. However, individually, Understanding Emotions predicted RTW (adjusted odds ratio = 3.10, p = .03), χ2(12) = 35.52, p < .001, and Managing Emotions predicted community integration (ß = 0.23, p = .036), F(12,69) = 5.14, p < .001. Although the EI constructs in combination did not improve prediction beyond the effects of established variables, individual components of strategic EI may be important for specific participation outcomes after ABI.
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/19410
DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.06.029
PubMed URL: 30092203
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: brain injuries
community integration
emotional intelligence
return to work
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