In general, the more visible the disability, the more likely an individual's disabling problems are to be recognized by an employer and subject to negative prejudgment.
Among the factors that most often cause a person's worklife to be prematurely shortened are degenerative changes and complications associated with a disabling problem.
Her work career ended at age 43 after she was formally diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy, a progressively disabling problem that can cause intense pain and loss of function.
On the other hand, the disabling problems caused by a disease such as multiple sclerosis can remain in remission indefinitely before an exacerbation of symptoms reemerges.
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conditions in Native American populations, American Rehabilitation, 11(1), January-March, 1985.
Major disabling condition was determined by obtaining a code from the RSA 300 Information Form on each client and translating the code from the Classification of Disabling Conditions (RSA, 1974).
Comparisons were made between clients in disability beneficiary status (SSI, SSDI, and both SSI/SSDI) and marital status, major disabling condition, and monthly family income on expected and observed frequencies.
0068, and major disabling condition, F (4, 99) = 3.