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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101560/effectiveness-of-two-vocational-rehabilitation-programmes-in-women-with-long-term-sick-leave-due-to-pain-syndrome-or-mental-illness-1-year-follow-up-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Per Lytsy, Lars Carlsson, Ingrid Anderzén
OBJECTIVE: Mental illness and chronic pain are common reasons for long-term sick leave, typically more so for women. This study investigated the effects on return to work of 2 vocational rehabilitation programmes. METHODS: In this randomized controlled study, 308 women were allocated to treatment with acceptance and commitment therapy, to multidisciplinary assessment and individualized rehabilitation interventions, or to a control group. Return-to-work at 12 months was assessed as: (i) returning to health insurance; (ii) number of reimbursed health insurance days during follow-up; (iii) self-reported change in working hours; (iv) a composite measure of self-reported change in work-related engagement...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095813/vocational-rehabilitation-for-adults-with-psychotic-disorders-in-a-scandinavian-welfare-society
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Erik Falkum, Ole Klungsøyr, June Ullevoldsæter Lystad, Helen Christine Bull, Stig Evensen, Egil W Martinsen, Svein Friis, Torill Ueland
BACKGROUND: This study examined the outcomes of a vocational rehabilitation program (The Job Management Program, JUMP) for persons with psychotic disorders based on close collaboration between health and welfare services. METHODS: Participants (N = 148) with broad schizophrenia spectrum disorders (age 18-65) were recruited from six counties in Norway. Three counties were randomized to vocational rehabilitation augmented with cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), while the remaining three counties were randomized to vocational rehabilitation augmented with cognitive remediation (CR)...
January 17, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062932/prevalence-and-quality-of-individual-placement-and-support-ips-supported-employment-in-the-united-states
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Annalee Johnson-Kwochka, Gary R Bond, Deborah R Becker, Robert E Drake, Mary Ann Greene
The individual placement and support (IPS) model of supported employment for people with serious mental illness is an evidence-based practice. Factors including a national learning community promoting IPS and enforcement of the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision have spurred the growth of IPS nationwide. In this study we first evaluated the national prevalence and quality of IPS programs. We then evaluated the impact of learning community membership and Olmstead settlements on IPS program penetration and quality across the United States...
January 6, 2017: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061507/return-to-work-after-a-stroke-in-working-age-persons-a-six-year-follow-up
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Emma Westerlind, Hanna C Persson, Katharina S Sunnerhagen
OBJECTIVES: Stroke is one of the most common and resource intensive diseases for society. Stroke in the working age population is increasing in different parts of the world. An incomplete return to work (RTW) after sick leave post stroke entails negative consequences for the affected person and an economical burden for society. The aim of this study was to explore the RTW rate and factors associated with RTW in a six-year follow up post stroke. METHODS: Data from 174 persons 63 years or younger, with first ever stroke in 2009-2010 in Gothenburg were analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041917/cognitive-remediation-and-occupational-outcome-in-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders-a-2year-follow-up-study
#5
June Ullevoldsæter Lystad, Erik Falkum, Vegard Øksendal Haaland, Helen Bull, Stig Evensen, Susan R McGurk, Torill Ueland
Neurocognitive impairment is prominent in schizophrenia and a significant predictor of poor occupational outcomes. Vocational rehabilitation (VR) is frequently implemented to counteract high unemployment rates. Individuals with schizophrenia however face numerous challenges such as neurocognitive impairments and psychotic symptoms. Hence, augmenting VR to address illness-related factors may optimize occupational outcomes. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of Cognitive Remediation (CR) combined with VR(CR+VR) compared to techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) combined with VR(CBT+VR) on neurocognition and occupational functioning over a 2year period...
December 29, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035941/opportunities-and-barriers-for-successful-return-to-work-after-acquired-brain-injury-a%C3%A2-patient-perspective
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Marie Matérne, Lars-Olov Lundqvist, Thomas Strandberg
BACKGROUND: Many people who suffer an acquired brain injury (ABI) are of working age. There are benefits, for the patient, the workplace, and society, to finding factors that facilitate successful return to work (RTW). OBJECTIVE: The aim was to increase knowledge of opportunities and barriers for a successful RTW in patients with ABI. METHOD: Five men and five women with ABI participated. All had successfully returned to work at least 20 hours a week...
December 30, 2016: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030515/employment-outcomes-following-spinal-cord-injury-in-taiwan
#7
I-C Huang
It is important to maximize vocational achievement following spinal cord injury. Despite this recognition, unemployment remains a prevalent problem and continues to challenge rehabilitation professionals. This study aimed to examine the employment status and determinants of employability for individuals with spinal cord injury in Taiwan. A cross-sectional survey was conducted. A total of 353 participants aged 18-65 years were recruited from four branches of the Association of People with Spinal Cord Injury...
December 26, 2016: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009697/an-intervention-bundle-to-facilitate-return-to-work-for-burn-injured-workers-report-from-a-burn-model-system-investigation
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Gretchen J Carrougher, Sabina B Brych, Tam N Pham, Samuel P Mandell, Nicole S Gibran
Rates of return to work (RTW) after burn injury vary. A 2012 systematic review of the burn literature reported that nearly 28% of all adult burn survivors never return to any form of employment. These authors called for interventions designed to assist survivors' ability to function in an employed capacity. In 2010, our burn center outpatient clinic instituted an intervention aimed to return injured workers to employment within 90 days of their insurance claims. The interventions include patient/family education focused on recovery rather than disability, employer contact and education by the vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselor, physician recommendations for work accommodations, provision of employee status letters, and Activity Prescription Forms (APFs)...
January 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992866/lost-productivity-in-stroke-survivors-an-econometrics-analysis
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Manav V Vyas, Daniel G Hackam, Frank L Silver, Audrey Laporte, Moira K Kapral
BACKGROUND: Stroke leads to a substantial societal economic burden. Loss of productivity among stroke survivors is a significant contributor to the indirect costs associated with stroke. We aimed to characterize productivity and factors associated with employability in stroke survivors. METHODS: We used the Canadian Community Health Survey 2011-2012 to identify stroke survivors and employment status. We used multivariable logistic models to determine the impact of stroke on employment and on factors associated with employability, and used Heckman models to estimate the effect of stroke on productivity (number of hours worked/week and hourly wages)...
December 20, 2016: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923241/-comparison-of-psychosomatic-rehabilitation-for-german-and-foreign-patients
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P Zollmann, V Pimmer, A D Rose, S Erbstößer
Aim: This study aims to comprehensively analyse the course of psychosomatic rehabilitation - from access to quantifiable rehabilitation outcomes. A comparison is made between 3 groups of patients: German citizens, patients of Turkish nationality or patients of foreign or unknown nationality. Methods: The data set used comprises routine data of the German Pension Insurance regarding psychosomatic rehabilitation from the so called Reha-Statistik-Database (RSD, database for rehabilitation statistics) over a period from 2007 to 2014...
December 2016: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917211/community-reintegration-and-related-factors-in-a-nigerian-stroke-sample
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Christopher Akosile, Chioma Nworah, Emmanuel Okoye, Babatunde Adegoke, Joseph Umunnah, Ayodeji Fabunmi
BACKGROUND: The goal of stroke rehabilitation has shifted from mere survival of a victim to how well a survivor can be effectively reintegrated back into the community. OBJECTIVES: The present study determined the level of satisfaction with community reintegration (CR) and related factors among Nigerian community-dwelling stroke survivors (CDSS). METHODS: This was a cross-sectional survey of 71 volunteering CDSS (35 males, 36 females) from selected South-Eastern Nigerian communities...
September 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900190/prospective-12-month-functional-and-vocational-outcomes-of-hip-arthroscopy-for-femoroacetabular-impingement-as-part-of-an-evidence-based-hip-pain-rehabilitation-pathway-in-an-active-military-population
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A N Bennett, J Nixon, A Roberts, R Barker-Davies, R Villar, J M Houghton
BACKGROUND: Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is common with an estimated prevalence of 10-15% among young active individuals. The natural history of the disorder is progression to early osteoarthritis. Hip arthroscopy is recommended if conservative treatments fail; however, outcomes are unclear, particularly in highly active populations. AIM: To evaluate the functional and vocational outcome of hip arthroscopy, as part of an evidence-based rehabilitation hip pain pathway, for the treatment of FAI in an active military population...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893311/more-job-services-better-employment-outcomes-increasing-job-attainment-for-people-with-idd
#13
Derek Nord
Job search, job placement, and on-the-job supports are valuable services provided to many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to obtain work in the community. Investigating those who were unemployed at the time of service entry, this study seeks to extend understanding about the effect of services. Using extant data, a sample of 39,277 people with IDD using Vocational Rehabilitation services were studied to understand the potential cumulative effects of these job-related services and individual characteristics on job attainment...
December 2016: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884479/a-pilot-training-program-for-people-in-recovery-of-mental-illness-as-vocational-peer-support-workers-in-hong-kong-job-buddies-training-program-jbtp-a-preliminary-finding
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Kevin Kei Nang Yam, William Tak Lam Lo, Rose Lai Ping Chiu, Bien Shuk Yin Lau, Charles Ka Shing Lau, Jen Kei Yu Wu, Siu Man Wan
OBJECTIVES: The present study reviews the delivery of a pilot curriculum-mentorship-based peer vocational support workers training in a Hong Kong public psychiatric hospital. The present paper reports (1) on the development of a peer vocational support workers training - Job Buddies Training Program (JBTP) in Hong Kong; and (2) preliminary findings from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives. METHOD: The curriculum consists of 15-session coursework, 8-session storytelling workshop and 50-hour practicum to provide Supported Employment Peer Service (SEPS) under the mentorship of occupational therapists...
October 24, 2016: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872673/the-relationship-between-neurocognitive-functioning-and-occupational-functioning-in-bipolar-disorder-a-literature-review
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Walace Duarte, Rodrigo Becerra, Kate Cruise
Neurocognitive impairment in Bipolar Disorder (BD) has been widely reported, even during remission. Neurocognitive impairment has been identified as a contributing factor towards unfavourable psychosocial functioning within this population. The objective of this review was to investigate the association between neurocognitive impairment and occupational functioning in BD. A literature review of English-language journal articles from January 1990 to November 2013 was undertaken utilising the PsychINFO, Scopus and Web of Knowledge databases...
November 2016: Europe's journal of psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848261/risk-factors-for-failure-to-enter-vocational-rehabilitation-services-among-individuals-with-disabilities
#16
F L Fredrik G Langi, Fabricio E Balcazar
PURPOSE: To investigate the risk factors for failure of individuals with disabilities to enter the vocational rehabilitation (VR) programme, including the cases where they had been formally accepted but were yet to receive any service. METHODS: We used prospective cohort data from a Midwestern US state, and analysed 126,251 and 94,517 individuals, respectively, for acceptance and admission into VR services. Statistical analysis was conducted using Poisson regression models with robust variance estimator...
November 16, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847930/work-activity-in-the-process-of-recovery-an-interpretive-phenomenological-analysis-of-the-experiences-of-people-with-a-schizophrenia-spectrum-diagnosis
#17
Anna Pańczak, Igor Pietkiewicz
OBJECTIVES: Having the opportunity to work has been found meaningful for individuals suffering from severe mental illness, in order to boost their self-esteem, provide a sense of control over their lives and of belonging to a community. There are no studies in Polish literature on the process of recovery from schizophrenia with reference to work activity. The objective of this research was to explore personal experiences of people employed in Vocational Development Centers. METHODS: Eight semi-structured interviews were conducted with adult patients...
2016: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835933/experiences-of-the-return-to-work-process-after-stroke-while-participating-in-a-person-centred-rehabilitation-programme
#18
Annika Öst Nilsson, Gunilla Eriksson, Ulla Johansson, Therese Hellman
BACKGROUND: In Sweden, less than 50% of those getting stroke in working age return to work (RTW). Effective rehabilitation programmes need to be developed and therapeutic aspects understood. AIM: To explore and describe how persons with stroke experience their RTW process while participating in a person-centred rehabilitation programme focusing on RTW. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven persons with mild or moderate stroke were interviewed twice during the intervention in the vocational training phase using semi-structured interviews...
November 11, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831757/developing-a-virtual-reality-based-vocational-rehabilitation-training-program-for-patients-with-schizophrenia
#19
Bo Kyung Sohn, Jae Yeon Hwang, Su Mi Park, Jung-Seok Choi, Jun-Young Lee, Ji Yeuon Lee, Hee-Yeon Jung
Maintaining employment is difficult for patients with schizophrenia because of deterioration of psychosocial and cognitive functions. Such patients usually require vocational rehabilitation training, which is both demanding and costly. In this study, we developed a virtual reality-based vocational rehabilitation training program (VR-VRTP) for such patients and evaluated its feasibility as an alternative to traditional rehabilitation programs. We developed the VR-VRTP to include various situations commonly encountered in two types of occupations: convenience store employee and supermarket clerk...
November 2016: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820971/changes-in-return-to-work-among-patients-in-vocational-rehabilitation-a-self-determination-theory-perspective
#20
Anders Farholm, Hallgeir Halvari, Christopher P Niemiec, Geoffrey C Williams, Edward L Deci
PURPOSE: The aim of the current study was to examine whether patient perceptions of autonomy support from the treatment team in a vocational rehabilitation program will be associated with change (increase) in need satisfaction, autonomous motivation, perceived competence, well-being, physical activity, and return to work (RTW), and whether the self-determination theory (SDT) Model of Health Behavior will provide adequate fit to the data. METHOD: A total of 90 participants were enrolled in a longitudinal study and completed measures at four time points over 15 months...
November 7, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
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