Outcomes of home-based employment service programs for people with disabilities and their related factors - A preliminary study in Taiwan

Yi Jiun Lin, I-Chun Huang, Yun Tung Wang

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Purpose: The aim of this exploratory study is to gain an understanding of the outcomes of home-based employment service programs for people with disabilities and their related factors in Taiwan. Method: This study used survey method to collect 132 questionnaires. Descriptive and two-variable statistics including chi-square (χ2), independent sample t-test and analysis of variance were employed. Results: The results found that 36.5% of the subjects improved their employment status and 75.8% of them improved in employability. Educational level and and vocational categories including "web page production", "e-commerce", "internet marketing", "on-line store" and "website set-up and management" were significantly "positively" associated with either of the two outcome indicators-change of employment status and employability. Conclusions: This study is the first evidence-based study about the outcomes of home-based employment service programs and their related factors for people with disabilities in Taiwan. The outcomes of the home-based employment service programs for people with disabilities were presented. Implications for Rehabilitation • Home-based rehabilitation for people with disabilities can be effective. A programme of this kind supports participants in improving or gaining employment status as well as developing employability skills. • Further consideration should be given to developing cost-effective home-based programmes and evaluating their effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1457-1463
Number of pages7
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
Volume36
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

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Occupational Health Services
Disabled Persons
Taiwan
Rehabilitation
Marketing
Internet
Analysis of Variance
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Costs and Cost Analysis
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Rehabilitation

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