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Silva, Marc A.; Dillahunt-Aspillaga, Christina; Patel, Nitin; Garofano, Jeffrey S.; Martinez, Kristina M.; Lynn, Courtney A.; Rechkemmer, M. Brad; Nakase-Richardson, Risa – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background: TBI is a leading cause of disability among veterans and active duty military personnel, and presents an obstacle to community reintegration. Prior studies examining adult survivors of TBI pursuing postsecondary education have methodological flaws that limit the understanding the scope and severity of sequelae experienced by persons…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Head Injuries, Brain, Mental Disorders
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McDaniels, Bradley – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Purpose: Little is known about the employment-related decisions made by people with Parkinson's disease (PD). This study investigated the extent to which individuals diagnosed with PD would prefer to continue working or, if currently unemployed, reenter the workforce. Method: This quantitative survey research design consisted of a purposive sample…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Job Skills, Fatigue (Biology)
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Foster, Sophie Vivien; Degeneffe, Charles Edmund – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background and Objective: This article compares the policy, care systems, and legislation surrounding acquired brain injury (ABI) in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US). Consistent with their shared histories, many similarities in terms of culture, language, and politics, and their history of cooperative relations in military and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adventitious Impairments, Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments
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Umucu, Emre; Iwanaga, Kanako; Wu, Jia-Rung; Brooks, Jessica M.; Ditchman, Nicole; Flowers-Benton, Susan; Chan, Fong – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2018
Background: The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a short form of the "Perceived Stress Questionnaire" (PSQ) in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Methods: The sample consisted of 274 individuals with SCI. Measures administered were the "PSQ-20, Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale," and…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Questionnaires, Anxiety, Rehabilitation Counseling
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Yaghmanian, Rana; Smedema, Susan Miller; Thompson, Kerry – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2017
Purpose: To evaluate Chan, Gelman, Ditchman, Kim, and Chiu's (2009) revised World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model using core self-evaluations (CSE) to account for Personal Factors in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). Method: One hundred eighty-seven adults with SCI were…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Adults
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Smedema, Susan Miller; Ruiz, Derek; Mohr, Michael J. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2017
Purpose: To evaluate the factorial and concurrent validity and internal consistency reliability of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0) 12-item version in persons with spinal cord injuries. Method: Two hundred forty-seven adults with spinal cord injuries completed an online survey consisting of the WHODAS…
Descriptors: Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Adults, Online Surveys
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Degeneffe, Charles Edmund; Green, Richard; Jones, Clair – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2016
Purpose: The study aimed to understand how use and satisfaction with services following discharge from an acquired brain injury (ABI) acute-care facility related to family caregiver outcomes. Methods: A correlational and descriptive study design was used. Nineteen primary family caregivers of persons recently discharged from an ABI acute-care…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Outcomes of Treatment, Caregivers
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Fitzgerald, Shawn M.; Li, Jian; Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr.; Bishop, Malachy; Merchant, William R. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2015
Rehabilitation counseling researchers seeking to more fully understand the phenomenon of psychosocial adaptation to disability are devoting increased attention to the impact of disability on quality of life (QOL). This impact has been of particular interest among multiple sclerosis (MS) researchers. The complex etiology, unpredictable nature, and…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Quality of Life, Rating Scales, Psychometrics
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Frain, Michael P.; Bishop, Malachy; Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr.; Chan, Fong; Tansey, Timothy N.; Strauser, David; Chiu, Chung-Yi – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2015
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, sometimes progressive chronic illness affecting people in the prime of their working lives. This article reviews the effects of MS on employment based on the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health model. Correlations between employment and…
Descriptors: Diseases, Neurological Impairments, Chronic Illness, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr.; Roessler, Richard T. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2015
This article presents an overview of multiple sclerosis (MS), one of the most common neurological disorders in the western hemisphere. Medical and psychosocial aspects of the disease such as causes and risk factors, diagnosis, incidence and prevalence, symptoms, courses, and treatment are described. Existing research regarding the employment…
Descriptors: Diseases, Neurological Impairments, Advocacy, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Tansey, Timothy N.; Strauser, David; Frain, Michael P.; Bishop, Malachy; Chiu, Chung-Yi; Kaya, Cahit; Chan, Fong – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2015
The experience of living with multiple sclerosis (MS) can have a profound effect on employment. The impact of MS is a complex interaction of personal, medical, functional, financial, and psychosocial variables that ultimately results in up to 80% of persons with MS leaving their jobs within 10 years of their diagnosis. The aim of this study was to…
Descriptors: Diseases, Chronic Illness, Neurological Impairments, Job Applicants
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Chiu, Chung-Yi; Tansey, Timothy N.; Chan, Fong; Strauser, David; Frain, Michael P.; Arora, Simran – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2015
Objectives: To examine the effect of rehabilitation technology interventions on the employment or job retention outcomes of individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) served by the state-federal vocational rehabilitation program using a case-control study design. Participants: Data for this study were extracted from the Rehabilitation Services…
Descriptors: Diseases, Chronic Illness, Neurological Impairments, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Bishop, Malachy; Chan, Fong; Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr.; Frain, Michael P.; Tansey, Timothy N.; Chiu, Chung-Yi; Strauser, David; Umeasiegbu, Veronica I. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2015
Purpose: To examine demographic, functional, and clinical multiple sclerosis (MS) variables affecting employment status in a national sample of adults with MS in the United States. Method: The sample included 4,142 working-age (20-65 years) Americans with MS (79.1% female) who participated in a national survey. The mean age of participants was…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Diseases, Chronic Illness, Neurological Impairments
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Fujikawa, Mayu; Lee, Eun-Jeong; Chan, Fong; Catalano, Denise; Hunter, Celeste; Bengtson, Kevin; Rahimi, Maryam – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2013
The main objective of this study is to evaluate the measurement structure of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) as a positive psychology measure for people with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) using confirmatory factor analysis. The participants consisted of 274 Canadians with SCI living in the community. The result indicated that the…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Factor Analysis, Resilience (Psychology), Neurological Impairments
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Smedema, Susan Miller; Pfaller, Joseph; Moser, Erin; Tu, Wei-Mo; Chan, Fong – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2013
Objective: To evaluate the measurement structure of the Trait Hope Scale (THS) among individuals with spinal cord injury. Design: Confirmatory factor analysis and reliability and validity analyses were performed. Participants: 242 individuals with spinal cord injury. Results: Results support the two-factor measurement model for the THS with agency…
Descriptors: Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Factor Analysis, Test Reliability
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