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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813948/robotic-assistance-for-performing-vocational-rehabilitation-activities-using-baxbot
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Kyle Ashley, Redwan Alqasemi, Rajiv Dubey
Activities of Daily Living (ADL's) refer to tasks that people do on a daily basis, such as self-feeding, cleaning the house, or bathing. These activities often require a degree of functional mobility that may be outside the ability of a person suffering from cognitive or physical impairment. This work describes methods of performing ADL's with a mobile robotic system. We examined the needs of potential users and caregivers through surveys to determine the most needed applications for robotic assistance. Using this information, we extended the functionality of our BaxBot mobile robotic system to provide meaningful, autonomous assistance in performing three specific ADL's with minimal user interaction...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794008/long-term-employment-outcomes-following-rehabilitation-for-significant-neurological-impairment-in-uk-military-personnel-a-3-year-study
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Sardar Bahadur, J McRann, E McGilloway
BACKGROUND: Returning to employment is a major modifiable factor affecting long-term health in brain injury which neurological and vocational rehabilitation attempts to address. In military patients, little is known about long-term employability, whether employment is sustained and how they fare in civilian roles. METHODS: A telephone review was undertaken of every military patient having undergone inpatient neurorehabilitation between 2012 and 2014. This was compared to their employment outcomes one to three years post discharge...
August 9, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793916/a-manual-based-vocational-rehabilitation-program-for-patients-with-an-acquired-brain-injury-study-protocol-of-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-rct
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Louise K Hoeffding, Maria Haahr Nielsen, Morten A Rasmussen, Anne Norup, Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla, Ulrikka K Kjær, Kristoffer Sølvsten Burgdorf, Trine Schow
BACKGROUND: An acquired brain injury (ABI) is a complex injury often followed by a broad range of cognitive, physical, emotional, and behavioral disabilities. Because of these disabilities, vocational rehabilitation (VR) is a challenging task, however, of great importance, since approximately 75% of the patients with ABI are of working age. Thus, standardized clinically effective and cost-effective methodologies regarding VR for patients with ABI are highly needed. Therefore, the aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of an individually targeted manual-based VR for patient with ABI compared to conventional VR (usual care)...
August 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777812/workplace-social-support-in-job-satisfaction-among-veterans-with-posttraumatic-stress-symptoms-a-preliminary-correlational-study
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J I Harris, Thad Q Strom, Amanda G Ferrier-Auerbach, Matthew E Kaler, Lucas P Hansen, Christopher R Erbes
For Veterans managing PTSD symptoms, returning to vocational functioning is often challenging; identifying modifiable variables that can contribute to positive vocational adjustment is critical to improved vocational rehabilitation services. Workplace social support has proven to be important in vocational adjustment in both general population and vocational rehabilitation samples, but this area of inquiry has received little attention among Veterans with PTSD symptoms. In this small correlational study, employed Veterans (N = 63) presenting for outpatient PTSD treatment at a VA Health Care System completed surveys assessing demographic variables, PTSD symptoms, workplace social support, and job satisfaction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732491/job-retention-vocational-rehabilitation-for-employed-people-with-inflammatory-arthritis-work-ia-a-feasibility-randomized-controlled-trial
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Alison Hammond, Rachel O'Brien, Sarah Woodbridge, Lucy Bradshaw, Yeliz Prior, Kate Radford, June Culley, Diane Whitham, Ruth Pulikottil-Jacob
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory arthritis leads to work disability, absenteeism and presenteeism (i.e. at-work productivity loss) at high cost to individuals, employers and society. A trial of job retention vocational rehabilitation (VR) in the United States identified this helped people keep working. The effectiveness of this VR in countries with different socioeconomic policies and conditions, and its impact on absenteeism, presenteeism and health, are unknown. This feasibility study tested the acceptability of this VR, modified for the United Kingdom, compared to written advice about managing work problems...
July 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729315/sequence-analysis-to-assess-labour-market-participation-following-vocational-rehabilitation-an-observational-study-among-patients-sick-listed-with-low-back-pain-from-a-randomised-clinical-trial-in-denmark
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Louise Lindholdt, Merete Labriola, Claus Vinther Nielsen, Trine Allerslev Horsbøl, Thomas Lund
INTRODUCTION: The return-to-work (RTW) process after long-term sickness absence is often complex and long and implies multiple shifts between different labour market states for the absentee. Standard methods for examining RTW research typically rely on the analysis of one outcome measure at a time, which will not capture the many possible states and transitions the absentee can go through. The purpose of this study was to explore the potential added value of sequence analysis in supplement to standard regression analysis of a multidisciplinary RTW intervention among patients with low back pain (LBP)...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675322/assessing-vocational-outcome-expectancy-in-individuals-with-serious-mental-illness-a-factor-analytic-approach
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Kanako Iwanaga, Emre Umucu, Jia-Rung Wu, Rana Yaghmaian, Hui-Ling Lee, Sandra Fitzgerald, Fong Chan
BACKGROUND: Self-determination theory (SDT) and self-efficacy theory (SET) can be used to conceptualize self-determined motivation to engage in mental health and vocational rehabilitation (VR) services and to predict recovery. To incorporate SDT and SET as a framework for vocational recovery, developing and validating SDT/SET measures in vocational rehabilitation is warranted. Outcome expectancy is an important SDT/SET variable affecting rehabilitation engagement and recovery. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to validate the Vocational Outcome Expectancy Scale (VOES) for use within the SDT/SET vocational recovery framework...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666296/-facilitating-processes-of-disintegration-instead-of-occupational-reintegration-a-qualitative-study-on-employer-involvement-in-rehabilitation
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Betje Schwarz, Timo Specht, Matthias Bethge
Purpose To explore the patient's perspective on the involvement of employers into rehabilitation. Methods 8 participants of a work-related medical rehabilitation were interviewed by telephone 4 weeks after discharge. Qualitative content analysis was used to analyze generated data. Results Beside a poor employer-involvement, the interviews revealed that the process of returning to work was characterized and hampered by unused measures of supporting vocational reintegration during rehabilitation, intersection problems in the health care and social security system, and a strategy of waiting by all involved actors...
June 30, 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637156/the-sink-or-swim-hypothesis-a-roadmap-from-pathology-to-work-instability
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Bilal Akter Mateen, Catherine Doogan, Kate Hayward, Susan Hourihan, Joanne Hurford, E Diane Playford
PURPOSE: Selecting the most appropriate health-related work outcome to evaluate an intervention can be fraught with difficulty. To aid clinicians in navigating this problem we have developed a model, which illustrates how pathology can affect specific measureable quantities, such as work instability. METHODS: Using a modified-Delphi procedure, a panel of experts met initially to analyze the content of 95 health-related work outcome measures and organize the identified areas of measurement into a coherent model, complemented by a narrative review of the literature...
March 3, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628510/effectiveness-of-vocational-rehabilitation-on-work-participation-in-adults-with-musculoskeletal-disorders-an-umbrella-review-protocol
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Lyndsay Alexander, Kay Cooper, Dawn Mitchell, Colin MacLean
The objective of this umbrella review is to determine the effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation on work participation in working age adults with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). More specifically the review will address the following questions.
June 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617009/-the-feasibility-of-implementing-cognitive-remediation-for-work-in-community-based-psychiatric-rehabilitation-programs-correction-to-mcgurk-et-al-2017
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Reports an error in "The feasibility of implementing cognitive remediation for work in community based psychiatric rehabilitation programs" by Susan R. McGurk, Kim T. Mueser, Melanie A. Watkins, Carline M. Dalton and Heather Deutsch (Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 2017[Mar], Vol 40[1], 79-86). In the article, the author order was incorrect due to a printer error. The online version of this article has been corrected. (The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 2017-13255-004.) Objective: Adding cognitive remediation to vocational rehabilitation services improves cognitive and work functioning in people with serious mental illness, but despite interest, the uptake of cognitive programs into community services has been slow...
June 2017: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582949/exploring-service-delivery-in-occupational-therapy-the-use-of-convergent-interviewing
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Hester van Biljon, Sanetta H J du Toit, July Masango, Daleen Casteleijn
BACKGROUND: Occupational therapy clinicians working in South Africa's public healthcare had views on what patients thought about their vocational rehabilitation services that were based on anecdotal evidence. However evidence-based practice requires more than that. Reliable information is important in patient-centred practice and in the assessment of service quality. OBJECTIVE: Clinical occupational therapists used the convergent interviewing technique to explore patients' views of the vocational rehabilitation services on offer in public hospitals...
June 1, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557473/vocational-interests-by-gender-and-race-10-years-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Jillian M R Clark, James S Krause
OBJECTIVE: To examine and compare vocational interests as a function of gender and race among 247 participants with spinal cord injury (SCI) approximately 10 years after SCI onset utilizing the 2004 edition of the Strong Interest Inventory (SII). RESEARCH METHOD: For this cross-sectional analysis nested within a prospective cohort study, data were collected via mail and analyzed at a medical university in the Southeastern United States. Among the 563 adults with traumatic SCI initially enrolled during inpatient rehabilitation at a specialty hospital, 247 met current study eligibility criteria and completed the SII approximately 10 years postinjury...
May 29, 2017: Rehabilitation Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541067/vocational-rehabilitation-for-veterans-with-felony-histories-and-mental-illness-12-month-outcomes
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James P LePage, Avery A Lewis, April M Crawford, Edward L Washington, Julie A Parish-Johnson, Daisha J Cipher, Ledjona D Bradshaw
Lack of employment is an important barrier to successful reintegration encountered by those released from prison with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders. This study compares 3 different vocational reintegration modalities for a veteran population: (a) basic services; (b) self-study using the About Face Vocational Manual; and (c) the About Face Vocational Program, a standardized group program focused on the About Face Vocational Manual. One-hundred eleven veterans with a history of at least one felony conviction and a mental illness and/or substance use disorder were recruited from a large urban Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center...
May 25, 2017: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539092/work-remains-meaningful-despite-time-out-of-the-workplace-and-chronic-pain
#15
Sara Saunders, Bernadette Nedelec, Ellen MacEachen
PURPOSE: Although work has been found to be meaningful and a source of motivation to return to work in certain disabled populations, it was unclear if this was also true for people experiencing a long period of unemployment and job loss due to a musculoskeletal injury. Therefore, the aim of this phenomenological study was to explore the meaning of work for those with chronic work disability due to a musculoskeletal injury. METHOD: The data from 27 interviews, conducted with 9 participants, was analyzed using the Empirical Phenomenological Psychological method...
May 24, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523493/the-socio-economic-impact-of-work-disability-due-to-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-brazil
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Renata de S B Fróes, Ana Teresa Pugas Carvalho, Antonio Jose de V Carneiro, Adriana Maria Hilu de Barros Moreira, Jessica P L Moreira, Ronir R Luiz, Heitor S de Souza
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) might have economic and social impacts in Brazil, where its prevalence has increased recently. This study aimed to assess disability due to IBD in the Brazilian population and demographic factors potentially associated with absence from work. METHODS: Analysis was performed using the computerized Single System of Social Security Benefits Information, with a cross-check for aid pension and disability retirement, for Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC)...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521527/employment-outcome-four-years-after-a-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-results-of-the-paris-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-study
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Alexis Ruet, Claire Jourdan, Eléonore Bayen, Emmanuelle Darnoux, Dalila Sahridj, Idir Ghout, Sylvie Azerad, Pascale Pradat Diehl, Philippe Aegerter, James Charanton, Claire Vallat Azouvi, Philippe Azouvi
OBJECTIVE: To describe employment outcome four years after a severe traumatic brain injury by the assessment of individual patients' preinjury sociodemographic data, injury-related and postinjury factors. DESIGN: A prospective, multicenter inception cohort of 133 adult patients in the Paris area (France) who had received a severe traumatic brain injury were followed up postinjury at one and four years. Sociodemographic data, factors related to injury severity and one-year functional and cognitive outcomes were prospectively collected...
May 18, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503954/experiences-of-employment-among-young-people-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-qualitative-study
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Helen Hanson, Ruth I Hart, Ben Thompson, Janet E McDonagh, Rachel Tattersall, Alison Jordan, Helen E Foster
PURPOSE: This study explored expectations and experiences of employment among young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and the role of health professionals in promoting positive employment outcomes. METHODS: Semistructured interviews (n = 13) and three focus groups (n = 9, n = 4, n = 3) were conducted with young people (16-25 y) and adults (26-31 y) with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and semistructured interviews (n = 9) were conducted with health professionals...
May 13, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490328/process-evaluation-of-an-interorganizational-cooperation-initiative-in-vocational-rehabilitation-the-dirigo-project
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Christian Ståhl, Åsa Andersén, Ingrid Anderzén, Kjerstin Larsson
BACKGROUND: This study analyzes the process of establishing and developing a cooperative vocational rehabilitation project with special focus on organizational and professional aspects. In the project, officials from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency and the Swedish Public Employment Service worked cooperatively with participants on long-term sick leave, youths with disability benefits, and people receiving social allowances. The officials used Motivational Interviewing (MI) as a method when meeting participants, and were able to offer flexible and tailored case management...
May 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488948/the-effectiveness-of-augmented-versus-standard-individual-placement-and-support-programs-in-terms-of-employment-a-systematic-literature-review
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Carolyn S Dewa, Desmond Loong, Lucy Trojanowski, Sarah Bonato
BACKGROUND: The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program is a well-studied vocational rehabilitation program. Although it is more effective than usual care, it is not effective for everyone. This offers an opportunity for program improvement. AIMS: This systematic literature review examines the state of knowledge regarding the effectiveness of augmented versus standard IPS for people with severe mental illness (SMI). We address the questions, "What IPS augmentations have been tested?" and "What is the evidence for the effectiveness of augmented IPS versus standard IPS in terms of employment?" METHODS: This systematic literature review used publically available peer-reviewed studies published between January 2002 and January 2016 in either: (1) Medline Current, (2) Medline In-process, (3) PsycINFO, (4) Econlit or (5) Web of Science...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
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