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J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2003 Dec;25(8):1186-91.

Neurocognitive functioning is associated with employment status: a quantitative review.

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Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA.


Neurocognitive assessment is frequently used as a basis for making determinations regarding a person's ability to work; yet, to our knowledge, a review of the association between neurocognition and employment status has not been conducted. For this review, we utilized meta-analysis to quantify objectively the association between eight neurocognitive domains and employment status. The meta-analysis revealed that performance in each domain was significantly associated with employment status, and that the associations were greatest for the following domains: intellectual functioning, executive functioning, and memory. These findings support the ecological validity of neurocognitive assessment.

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