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rostami Z, Abedi M R, nilforooshan P. DESIGNING A MODEL OF CAREER ISSUES AND VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH BIPOLAR DISORDE. ioh 2024; 20 (2) :84-102
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3457-en.html
university of Isfahan , roz_zeinabr0stami@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Examining the model of career issues of people with bipolar disorder and formulating a vocational rehabilitation program based on it for these people was the aim of the present study.
Methods and Materials: This research consisted of two parts. The first part was to discover the career issues of people with bipolar disorder, which was extracted from three sources (articles published on the subject of career issues of people with bipolar disorder (N=34), interviews with people with bipolar disorder(N=48), and interviews with experts who have worked in this field(N=11)), which were extracted using a qualitative method (exploratory meta-synthesis). Then, based on these extracted factors, in the second part of the research, the model of career issues was designed, and finally, based on this model, the vocational rehabilitation program for people with bipolar disorder was prepared and formulated.
Results: Based on the findings of the research in the career issues model of people with bipolar disorder; the conditional factors lead to the emergence of factors, developing career issues, and these factors also exacerbate the disorder symptoms and after the worsening of the disorder symptoms, the factors that accelerate career issues lead to the formation of career issues in the two areas of poor work performance and feeling work insecurity. Also, the findings showed that the occupational rehabilitation program for people with bipolar disorder includes three levels of intervention on people in the workplace, family members, and the person with bipolar disorder. Conclusion: Discovering career issues and developing rehabilitation programs for bipolar disorder are necessary for improving the career and mental health of persons with bipolar disorder.
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Occupational Diseases
Received: 2022/09/26 | Accepted: 2023/10/7 | Published: 2023/12/31

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