Employment after paraplegia in India: a postal survey

Solomon, J and Raja, K (2011) Employment after paraplegia in India: a postal survey. Spinal Cord, 49. pp. 806-811.

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Abstract

Study design: This study was carried out as a postal survey. Objectives: The aim of this study was to ascertain employment after paraplegia in India. Setting: This study was conducted in India. Methods: The study was conducted by means of a questionnaire. This questionnaire was mailed to the identified individuals (n¼600) on the addresses obtained from the medical records section of hospitals and from various organisations. Data analysis was carried out by using descriptives. Results: The return rate was 46% (276/600) and the employment rate was 41% (114/276). Among 114 subjects who were employed, 68 (59.6%) were living in centres run by armed force and 46 (40.4%) were living in specialised centres or under the region of non-governmental organisations. Conclusions: Individuals who were employed were living either in centres run by armed force or in specialised centres. None of the individuals living in community was employed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sheltered workshops; vocational rehabilitation; return to work; community re-integration; spinal cord injury; quality of life
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 15 May 2012 05:06
Last Modified: 15 May 2012 05:06
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/76413

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