This study focuses on individuals with a spinal cord injury (SCI) and their employment challenges. Clinical trials on supported employment (SE) intervention have established that SE is at least two times more effective in gaining competitive employment, and the cost of Spinal Cord Injury Vocational Integration Program (SCI-VIP) intervention at the one-year mark was not significantly different from the usual employment assistance offered to veterans with SCI. In practice, Veterans with SCI looking for employment should participate in SE interventions offered through the VA or other organizations, and Veterans with SCI who are seeking employment should know that there are resources available to assist them. Suggestions for future research include a sample of an increased number of veterans with spinal cord injuries (SCI) to further explore the cost-effectiveness of SE intervention, veterans from additional VA SCI centers, and veterans with SCI who are not currently receiving treatment from the VA.
Sinnott, P. L., Joyce, V., Su, P., Ottomanelli, L., Goetz, L. L., & Wagner, T. H. (2014). Cost-effectiveness of supported employment for veterans with spinal cord injuries. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95(7), 1254–1261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2014.01.010
Disability Studies | Medicine and Health Sciences | Military and Veterans Studies | Psychiatry and Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Cost effectiveness analysis, Spinal cord injuries, Cost-utility analysis rehabilitation, Vocational rehabilitation, Employment, Research brief
Cost effectiveness; Spinal cord--Wounds and injuries; Vocational rehabilitation
Employment and Economic Opportunity
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Cost-Effectiveness of Supported Employment for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injuries"" (2014). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 345.
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