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

To identify, appraise, and synthesise studies of interventions to improve labour market outcomes of adults in developing countries with physical and/or sensory disabilities. Method: Systematic review methods, following Campbell Collaboration guidelines, were utilised. 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 synthesise the research evidence.

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. 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.

Type
Journal article
Theme
Social inclusion
Date published
21/07/2017
Journal
Research on Social Work Practice
Format
PDF
Language
English
Relevant links
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1049731517715316
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