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Citation:  Rumrill, Jr., P.; Strauser, D.; Li, J.; Roessler, R.; Chan, F.; Bishop, M.; Leslie, M.; & Frain, M. (2019). Priority employment concerns identified by Americans with MS residing in rural areas: Results of a national survey. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 51 (1), 21-31.
Title:  Priority employment concerns identified by Americans with MS residing in rural areas: Results of a national survey
Authors:  Rumrill, Jr., P.; Strauser, D.; Li, J.; Roessler, R.; Chan, F.; Bishop, M.; Leslie, M.; & Frain, M.
Year:  2019
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Publisher:  IOS Press
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-191022
Full text:  https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-vocational-rehabil...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  No

Structured abstract:

Background:  This article presents descriptive findings from a sub-sample of 414 people with multiple sclerosis (MS) residing in rural areas that was derived from a national survey of the employment concerns of Americans with MS.
Purpose:  Respondents were asked to evaluate 38 employment concerns items on two dimensions, importance and satisfaction, for the purpose of identifying strengths and weaknesses in the employment policies and practices affecting the labor force participation of Americans with MS.
Findings:  Results revealed a total of 13 employment strengths and 25 employment weaknesses that must be addressed in direct service and advocacy efforts if more rural residents with MS are to continue their careers while coping with this intrusive and unpredictable disease.
Conclusions:  Implications of these findings for future rehabilitation programming and research are examined.

Disabilities served:  Multiple sclerosis
Populations served:  Rural and remote communities
Interventions:  Accommodations
Supported employment
Vocational rehabilitation
Customized employment
Outcomes:  Employment acquisition
Full-time employment