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Arthritis Rheum. 1993 Dec;36(12):1663-70.

Management of work disability. Resources for vocational rehabilitation.

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Multipurpose Arthritis Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To review the state-federal vocational rehabilitation (SF-VR) system and its utilization by persons with rheumatic conditions.

METHODS:

SF-VR system instruction manuals, and literature on rheumatology rehabilitation, work disability, and rehabilitation counseling were reviewed. National and Massachusetts state SF-VR system data on persons with "arthritis and rheumatism" were analyzed.

RESULTS:

The SF-VR system is used by a small proportion of persons with rheumatic diseases. Fifty-two percent of clients with arthritis are employed after receiving services.

CONCLUSION:

Although evidence indicates that VR services for persons with rheumatic conditions improves their chances for reemployment, the SF-VR system is underutilized.

PMID:
8250985
DOI:
10.1002/art.1780361204
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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