Employment Supports for Adults With Disabilities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

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Tripney, J, Hogrebe, N, Schmidt, E, Vigurs, C and Stewart, R (2017). Employment Supports for Adults With Disabilities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Research on Social Work Practice. 29 (3), pp. 243-255. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731517715316
AuthorsTripney, J, Hogrebe, N, Schmidt, E, Vigurs, C and Stewart, R
Abstract

Objective:
To identify, appraise, and synthesize studies of interventions to improve labor market outcomes of adults in developing countries with physical and/or sensory disabilities.
Method:
Systematic review methods, following Campbell Collaboration guidelines, were utilized. A comprehensive search was used to identify relevant studies published between 1990 and 2013, which were graded for study quality and a narrative approach used to synthesize the research evidence.
Results:
Fourteen studies covering a wide range of interventions met the inclusion criteria. Although individual studies reported improvements in outcomes, heterogeneity was high and studies were generally of poor methodological quality.
Conclusions:
There is a lack of high-quality research evidence to inform decision-making in this area. Stakeholders should be cautious when interpreting the results of the current evidence base.

Keywords1607 Social Work; Social Work
Year2017
JournalResearch on Social Work Practice
Journal citation29 (3), pp. 243-255
PublisherSAGE Publications
ISSN1049-7315
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731517715316
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Print21 Jul 2017
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Deposited26 Feb 2018
Accepted21 Jul 2017
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