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Comorbid physical health conditions hinder employment among people with psychiatric disabilities

Waghorn, G., Lloyd, C., Abraham, B., Silvester, D., Chant, D.,

Academic Literature

2008

The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether comorbid physical health conditions hinder employment for people with psychiatric disabilities. A secondary analysis of a 12-month longitudinal natural observation study was conducted. 104 community residents with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder were interviewed at baseline, 6 and 12 months. Results showed that comorbid physical health conditions were negatively associated with employment status. Therefore, more attention to physical health conditions may improve outcomes in psychiatric vocational rehabilitation.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Economic participation, Health and wellbeing

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