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dc.contributor.authorA. Honan, Cynthiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorF. Brown, Rhondaen_US
dc.contributor.authorW. Hine, Donalden_US
dc.contributor.authorVowels, Lindsayen_US
dc.contributor.authorWollin, Judyen_US
dc.contributor.authorD. Simmons, Rexen_US
dc.contributor.authorD. Pollard, Johnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:57:16Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:57:16Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2014-08-28T22:16:31Z
dc.identifier.issn13524585en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1352458511431724en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/44754
dc.description.abstractBackground: A better understanding of the workplace difficulties experienced by people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) may be critical to developing appropriate vocational and rehabilitative programs. Objective: We aimed to assess the factor structure, internal consistency and validity of the new Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire (MSWDQ). Methods: Work difficulty items were developed and reviewed by a panel of experts. Using the MSWDQ, cross-sectional self-report data of work difficulties were obtained in addition to employment status and MS disease information, in a community-based sample of 189 PwMS. Results: Exploratory Maximum Likelihood Factor Analysis on the draft questionnaire yielded 50 items measuring 12 factors. Subscale internal consistencies ranged from 0.74 to 0.92, indicating adequate to excellent internal consistency reliability. The MSWDQ explained 40% of the variance in reduced work hours since diagnosis, 40% of the variance in expectations about withdrawing from work, 34% of the variance in expectations about reducing work hours, and 39% of the variance in expectations about changing type of work due to MS. Conclusion: The MSWDQ is a valid and internally reliable measure of workplace difficulties in PwMS. Physical difficulties, as well as cognitive and psychological difficulties were important predictors of workplace outcomes and expectations about future employment.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom871en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto880en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMultiple Sclerosisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110399en_US
dc.titleThe Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaireen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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