Work intensity and variations in health and personal characteristics of individuals with spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Work intensity and variations in health and personal characteristics of individuals with spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J51852.
Journal:
Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2006, vol. 25, issue 1, pp 13-19
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Article provides a retrospective analysis of data from 436 individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) between the ages of 18 and 64 years old who participated in a larger project examining the needs of individuals with SCI. This study examined how participants differed on demographic and health-related factors based on their level of employment (unemployed, part-time, or full-time). Significant differences were found between groups with regard to race, marital status, total number of medical problems, receipt of vocational services, and severity of injury. In addition, individuals who were employed (full- or -part-time) were more likely to have health insurance than unemployed individuals. Those working full-time were significantly more likely to have dental insurance, less likely to have been unable to get needed medical care, and less likely to have problems with either uncontrolled spasticity or chronic pain in the past 12 months, compared to the other 2 groups.
Author(s):
Meade, M.A.; Barrett, K.; Ellenbogen, P.S.; Jackson, M.N.
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