Employment as a health promotion intervention for persons with multiple sclerosis

Chung Yi Chiu, Fong Chan, Seneca Edward Sharp, Alo Dutta, Ellie Hartman, Jill Bezyak

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between employment status (no employment, part-time employment, and full-time employment) and functional disability, health-related quality of life, and life satisfaction of people with MS. METHODS: 157 individuals with MS completed a survey packet, including employment status, self-report disability severity, and health-related scales. A series of multivariate analysis of variance was performed to determine the differences between employment groups in health-related outcomes. RESULTS: The unemployed group had the highest levels of incapacity and social impairments among the three groups. They also had the lowest physical health-related quality of life and life satisfaction. The part-time employed group had the lowest levels of depression and higher levels of physical activity participation among the three groups of individuals with MS. CONCLUSIONS: Employment is significantly related to health-related quality of life, and as a result, it should be considered an important public health intervention for people with MS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)749-756
Number of pages8
JournalWork
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

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Health Promotion
Multiple Sclerosis
Quality of Life
Health
Self Report
Analysis of Variance
Multivariate Analysis
Public Health
Depression

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  • Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Chiu, C. Y., Chan, F., Sharp, S. E., Dutta, A., Hartman, E., & Bezyak, J. (2015). Employment as a health promotion intervention for persons with multiple sclerosis. Work, 52(4), 749-756. https://doi.org/10.3233/WOR-152202
Chiu, Chung Yi ; Chan, Fong ; Sharp, Seneca Edward ; Dutta, Alo ; Hartman, Ellie ; Bezyak, Jill. / Employment as a health promotion intervention for persons with multiple sclerosis. In: Work. 2015 ; Vol. 52, No. 4. pp. 749-756.
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Chiu, CY, Chan, F, Sharp, SE, Dutta, A, Hartman, E & Bezyak, J 2015, 'Employment as a health promotion intervention for persons with multiple sclerosis', Work, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 749-756. https://doi.org/10.3233/WOR-152202

Employment as a health promotion intervention for persons with multiple sclerosis. / Chiu, Chung Yi; Chan, Fong; Sharp, Seneca Edward; Dutta, Alo; Hartman, Ellie; Bezyak, Jill.

In: Work, Vol. 52, No. 4, 01.01.2015, p. 749-756.

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