Employment and workplace accommodation outcomes among participants in a vocational consultation service for people with multiple sclerosis.

TitleEmployment and workplace accommodation outcomes among participants in a vocational consultation service for people with multiple sclerosis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
2013
AuthorsRumrill PR
Secondary AuthorsFraser RT
Tertiary AuthorsJohnson KL
JournalJournal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Volume39
Start Page85
Pagination85-90

Unemployment is higher among people with multiple sclerosis (MS) than would be expected and vocational rehabilitation

efforts to help people with MS retain or regain employment have been marginally successful. To better understand the

role workplace accommodations may play in employment, 41 people with MS who had contacted the Kent State Employment

Assistance Center between 10 and 15 years ago were telephoned as part of a program evaluation follow-up and asked about their

experience with the accommodations and short term and long term employment outcomes. Sixty percent reported they were still

working, and subjects reported that low cost, low impact accommodations were more likely to be provided. Further research was

recommended.

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