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Support for gaining employment for people with a long-term condition

25 months
Approved budget:
Dr Joanna Fadyl
Health issue:
Proposal type:
Joint Research Partnership Project
Lay summary
A robust systematic review that is contextualised for the Aotearoa / New Zealand service delivery context is crucial in order to utilise the best evidence available to develop innovative case-managed support to gain employment for people experiencing health conditions or disability. This systematic review will combine robust review methodology with input from stakeholder reference groups, targeted to questions of clear relevance to the Ministry of Social Development. The review questions focus on which employment support interventions have robust evidence of effectiveness but also seek key contextual information from studies that may inform implementation and direct further research of critical value. The stakeholder reference groups will ensure high relevancy of the search as well as informed interpretation of findings that are grounded in local context. This design is supported by a research team with a proven track record in both research and implementation in this field for prompt application of findings.