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A Systematic Review of State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency-Based Literature

A Systematic Review of State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency-Based Literature Purpose: To conduct a systematic review (SR) of 550 studies produced between 1970 and 2008 that focus on programs and/or services provided by state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies believed to impact client and/or program outcomes. Method: Authors used a 5-step SR protocol to evaluate and summarize study content and outcomes, study design, and data collection methods. Results: Results indicate that the VR research base is highly varied in terms of the research focus with respect to programs and services, populations, and outcomes and that it spans across a wide range of research designs and data collection methods. Conclusions: The majority of the studies included in this review relied on administrative data, particularly Rehabilitation Services Administration data, and surveys. Only a small number of studies employed some type of experimental design, suggesting a lack of application of this type of research design. Implications and recommendations for future research are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Research, Policy and Education Springer Publishing

A Systematic Review of State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency-Based Literature

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Springer Publishing
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© 2021 Springer Publishing Company
ISSN
2168-6653
eISSN
2168-6661
DOI
10.1891/2168-6653.31.4.352
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Abstract

Purpose: To conduct a systematic review (SR) of 550 studies produced between 1970 and 2008 that focus on programs and/or services provided by state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies believed to impact client and/or program outcomes. Method: Authors used a 5-step SR protocol to evaluate and summarize study content and outcomes, study design, and data collection methods. Results: Results indicate that the VR research base is highly varied in terms of the research focus with respect to programs and services, populations, and outcomes and that it spans across a wide range of research designs and data collection methods. Conclusions: The majority of the studies included in this review relied on administrative data, particularly Rehabilitation Services Administration data, and surveys. Only a small number of studies employed some type of experimental design, suggesting a lack of application of this type of research design. Implications and recommendations for future research are discussed.

Journal

Rehabilitation Research, Policy and EducationSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2017

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