Change in work performance over time of persons with mental illness attending vocational rehabilitation program

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Change in work performance over time of persons with mental illness attending vocational rehabilitation program

 

Author: Chan, Fung-cheung
Title: Change in work performance over time of persons with mental illness attending vocational rehabilitation program
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2007
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations.
Vocational rehabilitation -- China -- Hong Kong.
Mentally ill -- China -- Hong Kong -- Employment.
Mentally ill -- Rehabilitation -- China -- Hong Kong.
Department: Dept. of Rehabilitation Sciences
Pages: xi, 62 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b2276545
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/3882
Abstract: This study investigated the change of work performance over time of persons with mental illness attending vocational rehabilitation program. The impact of social security benefit and service mode on the change in work performance over time was also examined. Two hundred and fifty clients with mental illness were recruited from five Sheltered Workshops (SW) and one Integrated Vocational Rehabilitation Service Center (IVRSC). These service units offered similar level of vocational training programs. They provided two major service modes vocational rehabilitation program including centered-based training program and community-based training program. Subjects' work performance in terms of generic work behaviors which are fundamental in work role requirement was rated by trained rehabilitation workers using Work Behavior Assessment (WBA). The WBA is a situational assessment tool and consists of three subscales including Work Habit, General Work Behavior, Work-related Social & Emotional Behavior as well as a Total scores. The measurements were taken at three time intervals (1st measurement, six months after 1st measurement and 1 year after 1st measurement) over one year for examination the progress of subjects. Results showed that subjects had significant higher scores of 3rd measurement (lyear after the 1st measurement) in all three WBA subscales (Work Habit, General Work Behavior, Work-related Social & Emotional Behavior) and WBA total (F= 10.40, P<0.001) than those of the 1st measurement. Among three subscales, the greatest improvement was found in General Work Behavior subscale over one year study period. Result also indicated that significant improvement was found in first half year and the improvement became modest in the second half-year. Concerning the impact of service mode, the result indicated that subjects attending community-based training program showed significantly more improvement in General Work Behavior over time than those attending centered-based training program. In addition, subjects not receiving CSSA (Comprehensive Social Security Assistance) had greater improvement in Work Habit than subjects receiving CSSA though the difference was not significant. In conclusion, the findings of this study indicated that both service modes were beneficial to persons with mental illness in enhancing generic work behaviors. The result also supported the direction of expansion of community-based training programs as it was more effective than center-based training program especially in areas of enhancing subjects' work attitude, work quality and other general work behaviors. Further studies on the relationship of service modes, program elements and social security benefits with the effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation was recommended.

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