Determinants of employment status among people with multiple sclerosis

Richard T. Roessler, Shawn M. Fitzgerald, Phillip D. Rumrill, Lynn C. Koch

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This study identified factors predicting employment or lack thereof among adults with multiple sclerosis (MS). Data for the analysis were provided by 139 individuals with MS who were considered available for the workforce (i.e., were no older than 62 and did not declare themselves retired). Results from a backward, stepwise multiple logistic regression analysis included the following variables as the best predictors of employment: symptom persistence, severity of symptoms, educational attainment, and presence of cognitive limitations. The relevance of the findings for rehabilitation assessment and intervention strategies is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-39
Number of pages9
JournalRehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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