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Overview Ch. 1 – Introduction Discusses the origins of the myth. The phrase 'paperless office' is traced to Xerox PARC, although they trace the idea of replacing paper-based methods of working all the way back to the 1800s with Samual Morse's idea of electronic mail. They mention other precendents for trying to do away with paper, moving forward in time(More)
The quality of indexing of periodicals in a bibliographic data base cannot be measured directly, as there is no one "correct" way to index an item. However, consistency can be used to measure the reliability of indexing. To measure consistency in MEDLINE, 760 twice-indexed articles from 42 periodical issues were identified in the data base, and their(More)
Purpose Vocational rehabilitation services can be a valuable resource to injured employees at risk for sustaining permanent disability. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a predictive model of return-to-work (RTW) status at workers’ compensation claim closure that may assist rehabilitation counselors tasked with determining how to allocate(More)
Progression of Disability Benefits (PODB) refers to the migration of workers with work-limiting disabilities through a system of economic disability benefits that result in their ultimate placement into the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) system [16]. Specifically, this migration involves a "progression" from short-term disability (STD) to(More)
Introduction The purpose of this study is to examine the possible interactions of predictor variables pertaining to perceived disability claims contained in a large governmental database. Specifically, it is a retrospective analysis of US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) data for the entire population of workplace discrimination claims based(More)
INTRODUCTION The importance of work or productive activity for the well-being, community integration, and quality of life of people living with disabilities is addressed, with implications for life care planning and case management. BACKGROUND The role of work or productive activity in our society, and consequences of deprivation if rehabilitation(More)
Librarians have often questioned the usefulness of the proceedings of biomedical meetings. Because articles in proceedings are similar to journal articles, the usefulness of the two were compared. Thirty-two monographic cardiovascular proceedings were compared to thirty-five cardiovascular journals, all published in 1978. Citations to the articles in these(More)
Unfortunately, the return-to-work (RTW) rates for the binary variable attorney involvement in Table 1 are mistakenly transposed in the original publication of the article. The correct RTW rates are 41.8 % for injured employees with an attorney involved and 86.8 % for injured employees with no attorney involved in their workers’ compensation claim. The(More)
Using the Integrated Mission System of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the employment discrimination experience of Americans with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) is documented for Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The researchers examine demographic characteristics of the charging parties; the industry designation,(More)
Purpose To develop the Adapted Inventory of Virtues and Strengths (AIVS), a measure of rehabilitation clients’ virtues and character traits. Methods Test items were devised through a multi-step procedure, and exploratory factor analysis was employed to derive the factor structure of the AIVS. Item-total correlation and internal consistency (Cronbach’s α)(More)
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