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Table 3 Predictors of time from committee decision to admission and time patients remain in vocational rehabilitation.

From: Trends in the use of rehabilitation services in the community by people with mental disabilities in Israel; the factors involved

Independent variable Prediction of time from committees' decision to its implementation1 Prediction of time patients remain in vocational rehabilitation2
  N OR C.I. (95%) p N OR C.I. (95%) p
Age (years)     0.020     0.011
   18-21 902 1.10 1.01-1.20 0.031 708 1.12 1.01-1.23 0.023
   22-55 9724 1.00    7289 1.00   
   56+ 856 0.93 0.85-1.02 0.110 573 1.12 1.01-1.24 0.031
Rehabilitation history     0.000     0.008
   No rehabilitation history 7082 1.00    5068 1.00   
   Vocational in the past 2086 1.30 1.23-1.39 0.000 1701 1.02 0.95-1.09 0.569
   Hostel and/or supported housing in the past 190 0.88 0.73-1.08 0.212 137 1.24 1.03-1.51 0.026
   Other rehabilitation in the past 762 0.98 0.89-1.08 0.705 577 1.04 0.94-1.16 0.445
   Hostel and/or supported housing in the present 404 0.87 0.76-1.00 0.050 336 0.84 0.73-0.97 0.016
   Other rehabilitation in the present 958 1.10 1.01-1.20 0.024 751 0.92 0.84-1.02 0.113
Proximity of committees' decision to hospitalization 0.006     0.915
   No hospitalization history 1919 1.12 1.03-1.21 0.006 1409 0.98 0.90-1.07 0.687
   More than two months since release from hospitalization 6094    1.10 1.03-1.17 0.003 4655 0.99 0.93-1.06 0.744
   Two months or less or within hospitalization 3469 1.00    2506 1.00   
Total 11482     8570    
  1. 1Controlling for referring agency and for regional committee. The higher OR is, the shorter the time from the committees' decision to its implementation.
  2. 2Controlling for: referring agency, regional committee, and time from the committee decision to its implementation. The lower OR is, the longer the time the patients remain in the vocational rehabilitation.