Importance and satisfaction ratings on 38 key employment concerns among African American women with multiple sclerosis

Phillip D. Rumrill, Rongxiu Wu, Penina Goldstein, Chithra Adams, Kathleen Sheppard-Jones, Beatrice Lee, Malachy Bishop, Timothy N. Tansey, Deborah L. Minton, Mykal J. Leslie

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This article provides descriptive findings from a sub-sample of 143 female African Americans with multiple sclerosis (MS) who responded to a national survey of the employment concerns of Americans with MS. Respondents evaluated 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 African American women with MS. RESULTS: Results revealed a unique 'strength and weakness' profile of African American women with MS consisting of 16 employment strengths and 22 employment weaknesses, a combination that distinguishes this population from profiles of other MS sub-populations. CONCLUSION: Implications of these findings for future rehabilitation programming and research are examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-183
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Volume52
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

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Keywords

  • African American women
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • employment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy

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