An instrument to measure perceptions of people with disabilities regarding the application of international vocational rehabilitation standards

Mohammad Al-Rashaida, Juan Francisco López-Paz, Imanol Amayra, Oscar Martínez, Esther Lázaro, Sarah Berrocoso, Maitane García, Manuel Pérez, Alicia Aurora Rodríguez, Paula María Luna, Paula Pérez-Núñez, Paula Fernández

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Abstract

This study aimed to create a valid and reliable instrument to measure people with disabilities’ perceptions regarding the extent of application of international standards issued by the Council of Europe, International Labour Organization, and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health in vocational rehabilitation centers in the Basque country, Spain. The instrument items were selected from international recommendations and conventions issued by the International Labour Organization, Council of Europe, International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, and a vocational rehabilitation literature review. The instrument was translated from English to Spanish, and the content validity index of an expert panel survey was used to assess content validity. For the Spanish version of the instrument, internal consistency reliability, confirmatory factor analysis and factor analysis were examined with 186 people with disabilities in 10 vocational rehabilitation centers in the Basque country. The coefficient alpha estimate was 0.945, indicating excellent internal consistency. Three factors were identified: job-related services, aims of vocational rehabilitation center, and vocational rehabilitation guidance. The instrument appears to have good validity and reliability but requires further validation. Support is provided for its use in both English and Spanish. Implications for vocational rehabilitation practice and suggestions for future research are provided. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research 42: 322–329.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-329
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Rehabilitation Research
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • international standards
  • people with disabilities
  • vocational rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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