The Journal of Rehabilitation

A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal published by the National Rehabilitation Association. Articles include original research, academic criticism, and expert debate in the field of rehabilitation.

Articles from Vol. 60, No. 4, October-December

Attitudes of Nursing Home Administrators and Nurses towards People with Disabilities
Research suggests that community attitudes towards people with disabilities are negative and affect quality of life and opportunities (Gething, 1992; Wright, 1983). A negative attitude is defined as one which sets people with disabilities apart as being...
Quality of Life Experienced by Persons with Mental Retardation in Various Residential Settings
There have been numerous calls for applying quality of life measurement concepts in assessing the rehabilitation outcome of persons with physical disabilities (e.g., Anderson, 1982; Freed, 1984; Kottke, 1982), and others have begun exploring their applicability...
Recommendations for Expanding Employability Services Provided by Independent Living Programs
Services to persons with disabilities which target employment outcomes are in a process of change. The current rate of change is quickening relative to the historical stability of the concepts and operations of the state/federal vocational rehabilitation...
Rehabilitation Counseling: Issues Specific to Providing Services to African American Clients
A review of the literature suggests that limited information exists regarding how cultural-specific issues such as being an African American client influences the rehabilitation counseling process. African Americans differ from other Americans in a variety...
Strategies for Enhancing Career Maintenance Self-Efficacy of People with Multiple Sclerosis
Strategies for Enhancing Career Maintenance Self-Efficacy of People with Multiple Sclerosis(1) The purpose of this article is to apply a psychosocial theory for human behavior (self-efficacy theory) to the career maintenance problems encountered by...
Substance Use among Applicants for Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Recent clinical and research findings have clearly demonstrated that the presence of a physical, mental, or psychological disability can place an individual at greater risk for problems associated with substance abuse (Buss & Cramer, 1989; de Miranda...
Supported Employment for People with Mental Illness: Myths & Facts
Only after Supported Employment's initial research and development phase from 1978-1986, was this concept seen as being useful for individuals with mental illness (Anthony & Blanch, 1987; Minn. DHS/Dept. of Jobs & Training, 1989). Even then,...
The Rehabilitation of Hispanics Experiencing Acculturative Stress: Implications for Practice
The Rehabilitation of Hispanics(1) Experiencing Acculturative Stress: Implications for Practice An ever-increasing number of Hispanics, particularly Mexicans, are immigrating to the United States. Rehabilitation agencies are being called upon to assist...
The Services and Social Needs of People with Multiple Sclerosis in New South Wales, Australia
Introduction Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease of the nervous system which, in general, affects young and middle-aged adults. Damage to the myelin sheaths surrounding nerves in the brain and spinal cord affects the function of the nerves...
The Use of Work Schedule Modification to Enhance Employment Outcomes for Persons with Severe Disability
Despite growing attention to the employment needs of persons with severe disabilities, modification of work schedules has received limited mention (Hopkins & Johnson, 1988; Kuhlman, 1988; Seaver, 1989) in the rehabilitation literature. In addition,...