Journal article

Work and SCI: a pilot randomized controlled study of an online resource for job-seekers with spinal cord dysfunction.

Diana Dorstyn, Rachel Roberts, Gregory Murphy, Ashley Craig, Ian Kneebone, Peter Stewart, Anna Chur-Hansen, Ruth Marshall, Jillian Clark, Christine Migliorini

Spinal Cord | Published : 2019


STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, parallel randomized controlled trial (RCT). OBJECTIVES: To test the preliminary effects of an online resource targeted to job-seekers with spinal cord injury or disorder (SCI/D), and to determine the feasibility of proceeding to a full-scale RCT. SETTING: A community cohort in Australia. METHODS: Forty-eight adults (M = 42 years, SD = 10.95, 27 males) were randomized to receive 4-weeks access to the Work and SCI resource (n = 25) or to a wait-list control group (n = 23). The Work and SCI intervention involved six stand-alone learning modules which provided job-searching and career-planning information through text, videos, and interactive activities. Self-report ..

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