Objective: Many OEF/OIF veterans diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) resulting from blast exposure continue to report that cognitive problems adversely affect their post deployment occupational functioning. The objective was to evaluate whether blast exposure, subjective cognitive complaints, and objective cognitive performance are associated with employment status in OEF/OIF veterans. Method: Seventy-nine participants were drawn from a study of neuropsychological functioning in blast-exposed OEF/OIF veterans. Measures included number of self- reported blast exposures, subscale scores on the Ruff Neurobehavioral Inventory (RNBI), and the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB). Backward stepwise logistic regression was used to evaluate the relationship among history of blast exposure, subjective cognitive complaints, objective cognitive performance, and employment status. Results: A previous logistic regression model, based on a much smaller sample, classified veteran's employment status with 96% accuracy. The current model was still predictive, but with less accuracy. Independent variables of the resulting logistic regression model included...

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