Employment

The influence of geographic variation in socio-cultural factors on length of work disability

Brittany Gaines, M.S., Elyssa Besen, Ph.D., Glenn Pransky, M.D., M.Occ.H. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p308–319 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.009       Background Previous research has largely concentrated on how individual-level factors explain work disability duration. However, growing evidence suggests socio-cultural factors may significantly influence length of work disability. Objective This study examined whether socio-cultural factors that vary by… Read More »»

Factors associated with return to work in men and women with work-related traumatic brain injury

Chen Xiong, B.H.Sc., Tickalyn Martin, M.Sc.O.T., Aneesha Sravanapudi, M.Sc.O.T., Angela Colantonio, Ph.D., Tatyana Mollayeva, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: December 13, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.12.002 Background Symptoms that persist subsequent to a work-related traumatic brain injury (wrTBI) influence the ability to return to work (RTW) and indicate areas of functional disability,… Read More »»

Examining access to care for younger vs. older dual-eligible adults living in the community

Gilbert Gimm, Ph.D., Elizabeth Blodgett, M.H.P.A., Preeti Zanwar, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: December 16, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.12.004 Background Recent state dual-eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) payment reform demonstrations have included groups of both working-age and older adults, but relatively little is known about how access to care varies between these two… Read More »»

The use of VA Disability Compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance among working-aged veterans

Janet M. Wilmoth, Ph.D., Andrew S. London, Ph.D., Colleen M. Heflin, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal Published July 2015 Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 388–396 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.02.004 Background Although there is substantial disability among veterans, relatively little is known about working-aged veterans’ uptake of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Disability Compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance (DI). Objectives This study… Read More »»

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… Read More »»

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.… Read More »»

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… Read More »»

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… Read More »»

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… Read More »»

A prospective study to examine the influence of secondary health conditions on vocational rehabilitation client employment outcomes

Catherine Ipsen, Ph.D., Tom Seekins, Ph.D., Nancy Arnold, Ph.D., The University of Montana Rural Institute, Missoula, MT, USA Published Online: April 15, 2010 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.02.001  Background: Adults with disabilities experience a variety of secondary health conditions that have a negative association with employment. Vocational rehabilitation (VR) provides one possible access point for providing health promotion activities to… Read More »»