Employment

Participation in society for people with a rare diagnosis

Gunilla Jaeger, M.Sci., AnnCatrin Röjvik, M.Sci., Britta Berglund, R.N., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p44–50 Published online: July 25 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.07.004     Abstract Background Many rare diagnoses are syndromes that have complex consequences with a significant impact on the individuals’ everyday life. Adults with rare diagnoses are a growing group […]

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Becoming disabled: The association between disability onset in younger adults and subsequent changes in productive engagement, social support, financial hardship and subjective wellbeing

Eric Emerson, Ph.D., Maina Kariuki, M.Sc., Anne Honey, Ph.D., Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Ph.D. Centre for Disability Research and Policy, University of Sydney, Australia Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p448–456 Published online: April 23, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.03.004 Background Very few population-based studies have investigated the association between the onset of health conditions/impairments associated with […]

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Trends in U.S. adult chronic disability rates over time

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc., Stephen G. Kurtz, M.S., Sowmya R. Rao, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p402–412 Published online: June 10, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.05.007 Background Trends in the patterns and prevalence of chronic disability among U.S. residents carry important implications for public health and public policies across multiple societal sectors. […]

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The risk of developing a work disability across the adulthood years

An earlier version of the manuscript was presented at a conference sponsored by the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, “Health Across the Life Course,” Ann Arbor, Michigan, September 23 and 24, 2010. Mark R. Rank, Ph.D., Thomas A. Hirschl, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p189–195 Published online: December 16, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.12.001 […]

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Early interventions to prevent disability for workers with mental health conditions: Impacts from the DMIE

Gilbert Gimm, Ph.D., Denise Hoffman, Ph.D., Henry T. Ireys, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p56–63 Published online: August 30, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.07.002 Background As of 2011, over 9 million working-age adults were receiving federal disability benefits and this number is expected to rise steadily. Early intervention programs that seek to maintain […]

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Cost of workplace accommodations for individuals with disabilities: with or without personal assistance services

Tatiana I. Solovieva, Ed.D., Richard T. Walls, Ph.D., Deborah J. Hendricks, Ed.D., Denetta L. Dowler, Ed.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2009 Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 196–205 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.04.002 Abstract Background This study compared the expense associated with use of personal assistance services (PAS) for individuals with disabilities to the expense incurred by individuals with disabilities who […]

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Patterns of mobility aid use among working-age persons with multiple sclerosis living in the community in the United States

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc.†, Sowmya R. Rao, Ph.D., R. Philip Kinkel, M.D. †Although Dr Iezzoni has occasionally spoken and assisted in educational sessions sponsored by NMSS local chapters around the country, she has never accepted payment for any of these activities. This research was supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), Contract No. […]

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Factors influencing Circuit Court of Appeals decisions under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Michael H. Fox, Sc.D., Amanda Reichard, Ph.D. †Both authors received portions of salary support from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to work on this project. Funding for this work was used to pay for portions of salary for both authors and was provided by NIDRR grant H133B00050, awarded to the University […]

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Unmet need for disability-related health care services and employment status among adults with disabilities in the Massachusetts Medicaid program

Alexis D. Henry, Sc.D., OTR/L, Linda Long-Bellil, Ph.D., J.D., Jianying Zhang, M.D., M.P.H., Jay Himmelstein, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 209–218, October 2011   Abstract Background The employment rate among adults with disabilities is significantly lower than that among adults without disabilities. Ensuring access to rehabilitative and other health care […]

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Employer benefits from making workplace accommodations

Tatiana I. Solovieva, Ed.D., Denetta L. Dowler, Ed.D., Richard T. Walls, Ph.D. International Center for Disability Information, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV Published Online: April 26, 2010 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.03.001 Background: This study explored workplace disability accommodations and their benefits. The participants were employers and human resource professionals who had not used the services of the Job […]

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