ERIC Number: ED117335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct-1
Physical Rehabilitation and Employment of AFDC Recipients. Final Report: Feasibility Study.
Roe, Daphne A.
The first 19 pages of the document describe a study carried out to examine the feasibility of using health intervention as a means of increasing entry of welfare clients into job training. Objective screening procedures were used to define physical and mental health problems and handicaps in a New York State sample population. Common health disabilities identified in the experimental group included emotional handicaps such as sick-role behavior, aversive handicaps including obesity, dental decay, and locomotor handicaps with limited mobility. Health intervention included treatment of sick-role behavior and other emotional problems by group counseling, weight reduction, exercise classes, and treatment of specific medical and dental problems. Job motivation classes were also provided. Improvement in health status and solution of problems was correlated with compliance in relation to treatment. Clients with initial medical handicaps, successful in the health rehabilitation program, entered CETA job training and gained employment, doing as well as controls without chronic health problems over the same period. Appended materials include: all forms used, a short job motivation course outline, 70 case resumes, code words and definitions, and tables summarizing all measures (educational, social, personal, and medical) and correlations between all measures. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Nutritional Sciences Div. at Cornell Univ.
Note: Pages 69-77 and 81 in the Appendix will not reproduce well in microfiche due to marginal legibility of original document