Factors Affecting Vocational Rehabilitation Service Use among Latino Men with HIV/AIDS: A National Perspective
Latino men are an ethnically and racially diverse group who are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS and unemployment. State vocational rehabilitation (VR) services represent viable service options for many people living with HIV/AIDS; however, little is known about factors that predict use of these services by Latinos. This study examines predictors of VR use among a national sample of Latino men with HIV/AIDS (n = 311) who completed the National Working Positive Coalition - Vocational Development and Employment Needs Survey. Using the Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations as framework, key predictor variables were analyzed using binary logistic regression. Receipt of public benefits (p <.001) and knowledge of VR (p < .001) increased odds of VR use. As confidence in ability to maintain a job (p < .05) and general health perception (p < .05) increased, so did odds of VR use. Study limitations, practical implications, and future research recommendations are included.
Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling
Datti, Paul A.; Conyers, Liza M.; and Boomer, K B.. "Factors Affecting Vocational Rehabilitation Service Use among Latino Men with HIV/AIDS: A National Perspective." Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling (2013) : 42-50.