Case Report  |   January 2017
My Vocational Situation (MVS): Case Example and Psychometric Review
Author Affiliations
  • Kristian P. Nitsch, MS, is Project Manager, Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; nitschk88@gmail.com
  • Jessica Pedersen, OTR/L, ATP/SMS, is Research/Occupational Therapist, Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Alexandra Miliotto and Brett Petersen were Masters Students, Rehabilitation Counseling, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • Samantha Robbins, MS, CRC, is Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Managed Care Network, Inc., Niagara Falls, NY
  • Ana Garcia, Molly Ansel Hoisington, and Kimberly J. The are Occupational Therapy Students, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Jill Smiley, MPH, is Project Coordinator, Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Timothy Janikowski, PhD, is Associate Professor and Director of the Counselor Education Program, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Article Information
Assessment Development and Testing / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Spinal Cord Injury / Special Feature
Case Report   |   January 2017
My Vocational Situation (MVS): Case Example and Psychometric Review
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 2017, Vol. 71, 7102405010p1-7102405010p4. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.025288
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 2017, Vol. 71, 7102405010p1-7102405010p4. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.025288
Abstract

This case report provides an overview of the psychometric properties and clinical utility of the My Vocational Situation (MVS) instrument. The accompanying hypothetical case description illustrates how clinicians could use the MVS to evaluate vocational preferences and outcomes and how the MVS can be used to inform treatment planning and rehabilitation decision making. The information contained in this report is intended to familiarize clinicians with the administration and scoring of the MVS, the psychometric information necessary to interpret results obtained from the MVS, and how the results could be used to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care. It is important to note that the information provided represents only a sample of the available research literature on the MVS.