A Vocational Rehabilitation Intervention Framework for People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Phillip D. Rumrill, David R. Strauser, Chelsea Greco, Mykal J. Leslie

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This article presents the Illinois Work and Well-Being Model (IW2M) as a framework that can be applied to facilitate vocational rehabilitation interventions for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The model encompasses the interaction of contextual and career development domains to improve participation in the areas of work, society, community, and home. A discussion of the model’s implications regarding vocational rehabilitation service and research is offered, with the overall goal of reinforcing career development as the foundation of vocational rehabilitation services for people with RA and other emerging age-related disabling conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-30
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2020


  • Illinois Work and Well-Being Model
  • career development
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • vocational rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Chiropractics
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Applied Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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