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Employment supports for adults with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries: A Campbell systematic review

Date Added to Library: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 12:27
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 
https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731517715316
Priority: 
normal
Individual Author: 
Tripney, Janice
Hogrebe, Nina
Schmidt, Elena
Vigurs, Carol
Stewart, Ruth
Reference Type: 
Research Methodology: 
Publisher: 
Published Date: 
07/21/2017
Published Date (Date): 
Friday, July 21, 2017
Publication: 
Research on Social Work Practice
Volume: 
29
Issue Number: 
3
Page Range: 
243-255
Year: 
2019
Language(s): 
Abstract: 

Objective:
To identify, appraise, and synthesize studies of interventions to improve labor market outcomes of adults in developing countries with physical and/or sensory disabilities.

Method:
Systematic review methods, following Campbell Collaboration guidelines, were utilized. A comprehensive search was used to identify relevant studies published between 1990 and 2013, which were graded for study quality and a narrative approach used to synthesize the research evidence.

Results:
Fourteen studies covering a wide range of interventions met the inclusion criteria. Although individual studies reported improvements in outcomes, heterogeneity was high and studies were generally of poor methodological quality.

Conclusions:
There is a lack of high-quality research evidence to inform decision-making in this area. Stakeholders should be cautious when interpreting the results of the current evidence base.

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