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Citation:  Rumrill, P.D.; Sánchez, J.; Wu, J.; Rumrill, S.; Iwanaga, K.; Li, J.; & Chan, F. (2021). Differences in employment concerns between Hispanic and Caucasian persons with multiple sclerosis: A propensity score matching analysis. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation,, 54 (1), 33-42.
Title:  Differences in employment concerns between Hispanic and Caucasian persons with multiple sclerosis: A propensity score matching analysis
Authors:  Rumrill, P.D.; Sánchez, J.; Wu, J.; Rumrill, S.; Iwanaga, K.; Li, J.; & Chan, F.
Year:  2021
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation,
Publisher:  IOS Press
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-201115
Full text:  https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-vocational-rehabil...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  Little is known about the experiences and concerns of Hispanic Americans with multiple sclerosis (MS), especially how their experiences and concerns compare to those of Caucasian Americans with MS.
Purpose:  The purpose of this study was to examine differences in satisfaction with the overall employment situation between two matched samples of adults with MS, namely, Hispanics and Caucasians.
Data collection and analysis:  Participants in this study responded to a national survey of the employment and community living concerns of people with MS. A propensity score matching (PSM) procedure was used to match participants based on demographic and MS-related variables.
Findings:  A two-sample Hotelling T2 test revealed no statistically significant between-group differences on satisfaction regarding fair treatment in the workplace but between-group differences were observed on satisfaction regarding legal rights and personal-environmental resources related to work.
Conclusions:  Implications for future research and clinical practice in rehabilitation counseling in the COVID-19 era are discussed.

Disabilities served:  Multiple sclerosis
Populations served:  Race: White / Caucasian
Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino
Interventions:  Supported employment
Vocational rehabilitation
Customized employment
Outcomes:  Employment acquisition
Full-time employment