Joanna Kristin Fadyl

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PURPOSE Despite a range of factors being proposed in research literature to be key to 'work-ability', agreed definitions and boundaries of this concept are lacking. This review sought to identify and clarify key factors thought to contribute to individual work-ability, then compare these against existing measures of work-ability for people with injury. (More)
PURPOSE To explore the use of qualitative metasynthesis to inform debate on the selection of outcome measures for evaluation of services provided to adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHOD Fifteen databases were searched for qualitative research published between 1965 and June 2009, investigating the lived experience of recovery following TBI(More)
Introduction Research has consistently shown that many people with spinal cord injury (SCI) do not return to work (RTW), despite evidence that being employed is associated with better quality of life, participation and physical and psychological well-being. While some factors associated with RTW outcome have been identified, very little is known about what(More)
BACKGROUND Return to work after traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important outcome but frequently problematic to achieve. Vocational rehabilitation is commonly recommended as a means of facilitating return to work after TBI. However, there are several different approaches to vocational rehabilitation after TBI and little guidance regarding how to identify(More)
Introduction Work disability after injury is a complex problem, and there remains a lack of clarity about what factors are most influential on whether or not someone will experience difficulty returning to work. Increasingly, expectations and injury perceptions are being explored as potential factors in work disability, because of their role in influencing(More)
Discourse analysis following the work of Michel Foucault has become a valuable methodology in the critical analysis of a broad range of topics relating to health. However, it can be a daunting task, in that there seems to be both a huge number of possible approaches to carrying out this type of project, and an abundance of different, often conflicting,(More)
Vocational rehabilitation for people experiencing work disability is a social practice often situated within health services, but the social and political drivers and effects of this practice are rarely critically analysed in health research or policy. In this study we used a Foucauldian theoretical perspective to analyse the ways in which current(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a theoretically sound, client-derived framework to underpin development of a measure reflecting the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on a person's self-identity. DESIGN Grounded theory, based on transcription of audio recordings from focus group meetings with people who have experienced TBI, analysed with constant comparative(More)
PURPOSE This article outlines our overall approach, qualitative work, and pilot testing to develop a tool to facilitate identification of level of support needs and assist in planning for vocational rehabilitation interventions. METHODS A set of foundation principles drawn from literature and previous critiques of work-ability assessment tools were used(More)
PURPOSE Paid work is seen as a key outcome in rehabilitation. However, research demonstrates that because of normative expectations in the job market and workplace, experiences of disability can be intensified in a work context. We sought to explore this issue in more depth by analysing the effects of societal constructions of worker 'value' within(More)