The Prevalence and Impact of Accommodations on the Employment of Persons 51-61 Years of Age with Muskoskeletal Conditions

TitleThe Prevalence and Impact of Accommodations on the Employment of Persons 51-61 Years of Age with Muskoskeletal Conditions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsYelin, E, Sonneborn, D, Trupin, LS
JournalArthritis Care and Research
Volume13
Issue3
Pagination168-176
Call Numberpubs_2000_Yelin_EArthRes.pdf
KeywordsEmployment and Labor Force, Health Conditions and Status
Abstract

This study attempts to make approximations of the liklelihood that persons aged 51 to 61, afflicted by musculoskeletal disorders, will receive accommodations from their employers. Researchers also try to find correlations between receiving such accommodations and employment two years after receipt of accommodations. Comparisons of demographics and medical characteristics, with respect to disability and employment status, were made. Of those people reporting a musculoskeletal problem causing a disability and still employed, not even a fifth had received accommodations. The most common accommodations that employees are given are: an assistant, more breaks in a workday, changes in work schedule, and special equipment. Only those people that had someone assisting them with their work were more likely to be working 2 years later.

Endnote Keywords

Employer Accommodation/Musculoskeletal Diseases/Labor Force Attachment

Endnote ID

8622

Citation Key6715