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Using the Moorong Self-Efficacy Scale to Assist People with Spinal Cord Injuries

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Individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI) may experience functional limitations and societal barriers that affect their belief in their ability to perform daily activities and achieve goals.  This belief, known as self-efficacy, helps individuals select goals and persist in attaining them.  People with high self-efficacy tend to persevere in challenging circumstances, and people with low levels of self-efficacy are less …

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Using Motivational Interviewing (MI) to Improve Employment Outcomes for Consumers Receiving Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Services

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The evidence-based IPS program underscores competitive work, rapid job search, integration of rehabilitation and mental health services, attention to consumer preferences, consumer choice, and time-unlimited support. IPS has been widely studied to show positive outcomes among people with psychiatric disabilities who receive services from the state/federal vocational rehabilitation system. Despite this, these consumers often demonstrate shorter job retention rates and …

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Quality of Life as an Outcome Measure of Rehabilitation Service?

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To ensure continued funding vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies must provide documentation that they deliver effective services efficiently.  Although overall quality of life is an established goal of all VR services, short-term job placement has historically served as the primary measure of service outcomes. Despite its clear importance, job placement as an outcome measure provides little information about consumers and their …

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RRTC-EBP-VR Phase II Executive Summary

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The National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) have emphasized the focus on EBP in all research projects publicly funded through NIDRR. There is emphasis on the meaning of research findings and translating and disseminating evidence-based practices so they affect and inform practice and policy NIDDR and the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), as the major funding sources of rehabilitation …

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Family and Teacher Support for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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Ann Glang, PhD, principal investigator of the NIDRR-funded project “Development of a Web-Based Tool for Families Impacted by the Cognitive, Behavioral, and Social Challenges of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), is featured in several brainline.org videos that provide families and teachers with information to help them support children and adolescents with TBI.  Find out more and access valuable training videos.

Evidence-Based Programs: An Overview

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What does it means for a program to be evidence-based, examine the advantages and disadvantages of implementing EBPs, and find resources on disability-specific evidence-based programs that could apply to individual consumers? This  research brief is #6 in the series “What Works, Wisconsin – Research to Practice Series” produced by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin – Extension.

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Research Synopsis Fall 2013

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The following summary provides a synopsis of research previously completed or currently underway through the RRTC-EBP-VR. This work is established at both the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Stout through a grant from the Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Research partners at Michigan State University, the University of Texas-El Paso, and Southern …