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Employment and job benefits among those with spinal cord dysfunction: A comparison of people with spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis.

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Summary of "Employment and job benefits among those with spinal cord dysfunction: A comparison of people with spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis."

(1) Identify the proportion of participants with spinal cord dysfunction (SCD) reporting each of 10 job benefits and compare the proportions between participants with spinal cord injury (SCI) and multiple sclerosis (MS), and (2) examine if diagnostic criteria, demographics, education level, and functional limitations are associated with the number of job benefits received.

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Name: Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
ISSN: 1532-821X
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