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Citation:  Huber, M., Oswald, G., Chan, F., Shaw, L., & Wilson, J. (2017). A call for a national evidence-based programs and practices registry in vocational rehabilitation. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 11-18, 2017, 46 (1), 11-18.
Title:  A call for a national evidence-based programs and practices registry in vocational rehabilitation
Authors:  Huber, M., Oswald, G., Chan, F., Shaw, L., & Wilson, J.
Year:  2017
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 11-18, 2017
Publisher:  IOS Press
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-160838
Full text:  http://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-vocational-rehabili...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Background:  As the volume of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in vocational rehabilitation (VR) reaches a critical mass and leaders in the field recommend the need for a systematic and rigorous evaluation process that legitimizes and the effectiveness of those practices, a national registry in VR is clearly needed.
Purpose:  The purpose of this paper is to provide the underlying rationale for the creation and maintenance of a user-friendly registry that would secure and support vocational service provision to improve employment outcomes and the quality of life of individuals with disabilities.
Setting:  Collaboration from various entities is necessary to ensure the resources and credibility required for a project of this magnitude. All stakeholders should participate in the process of specifying what should be included in the registry and how they would use it.
Conclusions:  A registry would be a valuable vehicle for providing empirically-supported VR services and information to practitioners, educators, researchers, policy-makers and the public. It would allow for better-informed choices and potential cost savings.

Disabilities served:  Multiple disabilities
Interventions:  Vocational rehabilitation
Outcomes:  Employment acquisition