HOURS OF PAID COMPETITIVE EMPLOYMENT
Variable 211b
date of last revision: 01/01/06
DEFINITION:
Average number of hours per week usually worked in all paid competitive jobs (minimum wage or greater) in the month prior to evaluation. *Includes illegal employment (see V211a for more information and for data collection instructions).
CODE:
?? Hours per week
*777 Refused
888 NA-not currently competitively employed
999 Unknown
CHARACTERS:
3 numeric
NOTE:
Fractions are to be rounded to the nearest whole number. 0.5 should be rounded upward.

Code actual number of hours per week only for those cases coded 05 (competitively employed) in V211a (employment status), otherwise this variable must be coded 88.

If patient is employed more than 98 hours per week, code as 98 hours.

If patient works two jobs, add all hours together to code.

Skip this question if the person is not currently competitively employed.

*If data collector does not ask this question because the participant is illegally employed, code "999=Unknown".
EXAMPLE:
Patient was employed 37.5 hours per week.

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
QUESTION: I have a follow-up with a participant who is scheduled to start work a week after the interview took place. According to the syllabus, I'm to code him 05, competively employed for 211a, but then for 211b do I code 0 hours per week worked?  
ANSWER: V211b should be coded as the number of hours that he will be working. If anticipated employment falls through, be sure to correct this in the database.   (06-26-2006)

Traumatic Brain Injury Model System National Database Live Syllabus V10.3
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