ERIC Number: ED143193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The Characteristics and Rehabilitation Experience of Homebound Applicants for State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Service: A Monograph of The Programmatic Reseach Project on the Rehabilitation of Homebound Persons.
Rusalem, Herbert; And Others
The case records of 348 homebound clients receiving vocational rehabilitation services from the New York State Homebound Rehabilitation Program were examined to explore attributes of homebound applicants, their rehabilitation experiences, and program outcomes. Data was summarized for characteristics which included age, most common major handicapping conditions, and reasons given for application for vocational rehabilitation service. Also examined were the Ss' current vocational rehabilitation experience, the cost component, and the rehabilitation outcomes; and comparative analysis was undertaken on homebound applicants who achieved different rehabilitation outcomes. Among findings were that homebound applicants were a heterogeneous group in such areas as age, sex, economic status, and vocational interests and capacities, and that homebound applicants who were rehabilitated into remunerative employment acquired their disabilities at a younger age and tended to spend a shorter period of time moving through the rehabilitation process. (Thirty-nine tables with statistical data are provided.) (SBH)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitudes, Cost Effectiveness, Demography, Disabilities, Homebound, Individual Characteristics, Physical Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Rehabilitation Programs, Research Projects, Success, Vocational Rehabilitation
Federation of the Handicapped, 211 West 14th Street, New York, New York 10011 ($1.25 plus handling, $4.00 for a set of 4 plus handling)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federation of the Handicapped, New York, NY.
Note: For related information, see EC 101 223 - EC 101 226