This investigation explored the utility of various demographic, health-related, and psychological variables in predicting employment among Latinos living with HIV/AIDS. Results of an analysis of variance indicated that employed participants were younger, evinced significantly greater CD4 counts, physical and mental health functioning, and internal locus of control beliefs than those who were unable to work due to disabilities. A backward binary logistic regression demonstrated that age, CD4 count, internal locus of control, and mental health functioning contributed to the explanatory power of the final model. This model correctly classified group membership 72% of the time, 78% of participants who were unable to work due to disabilities, and 65% of employed participants. The authors propose a variety of intervention strategies and directions for future rehabilitation research among Latinos living with HIV/AIDS.
Burns, S. M., Young, L. R. L., & Maniss, S. (2007). Factors Associated with Employment among Latinos Living with HIV/AIDS. Journal of Rehabilitation, 73(1), 29–37.
Journal of Rehabilitation