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ERIC Number: EJ918432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0034-3552
Providing Effective Early Intervention Vocational Rehabilitation at the Community Level
Allaire, Saralynn J.; Niu, Jingbo; Zhu, Yanyan; Brett, Belle
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, v54 n3 p154-163 Apr 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the translation of positive research findings about a job retention intervention for persons with chronic illnesses to rehabilitation practice. A program to provide the intervention was developed and marketed in the community. Fifty-seven consumers with chronic illnesses received the intervention provided by five rehabilitation counselors. Follow-up data were collected from consumers and counselors. Marketing data indicated that advertising the program through health voluntary organizations was most successful. Follow-up data indicated that modifications to the intervention were needed, including increased individualization and additional telephone contact at 6 months post intervention. Short-term outcomes evaluated in this study showed that consumer participants experienced significant improvement in awareness and confidence in ability to manage health-related work problems and took actions recommended by the counselors. The results indicate that the job retention intervention shown to be efficacious in a randomized trial can be effective when carried out in practice at the community level. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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