Undetected substance abuse among vocational rehabilitation clients.

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Title:
Undetected substance abuse among vocational rehabilitation clients.
Author:
Olmer, Virginia Lee Lowman.
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This dissertation investigated rates of detected and undetected substance abuse among vocational rehabilitation applicants. The Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI) was administered to adults who applied to one Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) office during a consecutive four-month period. Subjects supplied demographic data and information regarding their disabilities. RSA disability codes, DSM III-R codes assigned by psychologists, and reasons for case closures were provided by counselors. Results of the study indicated a 41% rate of substance abuse among the 134 applicant-subjects. Within this sample 31% of the subjects evidenced some indication substance abuse in combination with another disability, while 10% had only indications of alcoholism or drug abuse. Seventeen percent of the sample self-disclosed problems with alcohol or drugs. Among the 41 applicants determined eligible to receive vocational rehabilitation services, a 27% rate of undetected substance abuse was found. For purposes of this study undetected substance abuse was defined by a self-disclosure, SASSI profile, or DSM III-R code indicative of substance abuse that was not reflected in the subject's assigned RSA disability code(s).
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Dissertations, Academic.; Vocational rehabilitation.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Special Education and Rehabilitation; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sales, Amos P.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleUndetected substance abuse among vocational rehabilitation clients.en_US
dc.creatorOlmer, Virginia Lee Lowman.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOlmer, Virginia Lee Lowman.en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation investigated rates of detected and undetected substance abuse among vocational rehabilitation applicants. The Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI) was administered to adults who applied to one Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) office during a consecutive four-month period. Subjects supplied demographic data and information regarding their disabilities. RSA disability codes, DSM III-R codes assigned by psychologists, and reasons for case closures were provided by counselors. Results of the study indicated a 41% rate of substance abuse among the 134 applicant-subjects. Within this sample 31% of the subjects evidenced some indication substance abuse in combination with another disability, while 10% had only indications of alcoholism or drug abuse. Seventeen percent of the sample self-disclosed problems with alcohol or drugs. Among the 41 applicants determined eligible to receive vocational rehabilitation services, a 27% rate of undetected substance abuse was found. For purposes of this study undetected substance abuse was defined by a self-disclosure, SASSI profile, or DSM III-R code indicative of substance abuse that was not reflected in the subject's assigned RSA disability code(s).en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDissertations, Academic.en_US
dc.subjectVocational rehabilitation.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSpecial Education and Rehabilitationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSales, Amos P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberOrganist, James-
dc.contributor.committeememberHead, Daniel-
dc.contributor.committeememberShalley, Christina-
dc.contributor.committeememberMann, Lawrence-
dc.identifier.proquest9223556en_US
dc.identifier.oclc712241349en_US
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