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Research Studies

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The RRTC on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities is examining several clinical interventions and their effect on employment outcomes. Researchers are studying technology, individual and environmental factors, the effects of government practices policies and programs and interventions for adults with physical disabilities as well as transition-aged youth. The new knowledge generated from this research will improve employment outcomes of individuals with physical disabilities in the careers of their choice. It will also enhance rehabilitation professionals and other stakeholders' capacity to provide accommodations and opportunities for these individuals. The following links provide information on each of our studies and research activities:

Research Study One (RS1)

Identifying What People with Physical Disabilities Want and Need to Know About Employment: A Mixed Methods Research Study (Details)

Research Study Two (RS2)

Successful Employment and Quality Work Life after Severe Disability: Comparison of Predictive Models with Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Cord Injury (Details)

Research Study Three (RS3)

Customized Employment as an Evidence-based Practice to Improve the Employment Outcomes of Transition-age Youth with Physical Disabilities (Details)

Research Study Four (RS4)

Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Multi-Component Demand-Side Intervention Toolkit for VR Professionals to Improve Employment Outcomes of People with Physical Disabilities: A Randomized Controlled Trial Study (Details)

Research Study Five (RS5)

An Exploration of Employment Barriers and Employment Skill Enhancement of Veterans with Traumatic Amputation (Details)