Improving career re-entry outcomes for people with multiple sclerosis: A comparison of two approaches

P. D. Rumrill, R. T. Roessler, B. G. Cook

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The article presents findings from a career re-entry project for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The effects of two job placement strategies on accommodation self-efficacy, employability maturity and employment status were compared. At a 16-week follow-up, 11 of the 37 participants (all of whom were unemployed at the inception of the project) had re-entered the labor force, an outcome that compares favorably with the 25% nationwide employment rate reported by people with MS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-252
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Supported by a Health Sciences grant from the ?+ia%lnd> Tvfd~i fY%di?M z+JA???, ti.7 ad23 primary objective was to demonstrate and evaluate the Career Possibilities Project. Serving a total of 37 participants in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Wisconsin, the project was developed with *Iisi~S D-& Gi inmta+i> Xl% nii!~& unxm$ii& people with MS who resume work roles.

Funding Information:
The research presented in this article was supported, in part, by a Health Sciences grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and by a Research and Creative Activity Award from the Kent State University Research Council. Address correspondence to the senior author at 405P White Hall, Kent State University, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001.


  • Career development
  • Chronic illness
  • Job placement interventions
  • Multiple sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy


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