Important Factors in Integration of Vocational Rehabilitation in Mental Health (IVRMH)
The purpose of this study is to explore, through a qualitative approach, how a group of people with serious mental illness experienced the integration of a vocational rehabilitation intervention during their admittance in hospital.
Psychiatric Patients Experiences of Vocational Rehabilitation During Admittance in Hospital
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Important Factors in Integration of Vocational Rehabilitation in Mental Health|
- Increase the understanding of the issues faced by people with serious mental illness who want to gain or maintain employment through vocational rehabilitation [ Time Frame: From February 2011 - April 2011 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]In order to explore the issues faced by people with serious mental illness in regard to maintain employment through vocational recovery, it was decided to use a qualitative approach. This approach was selected because it will give an understanding to a range of opinions and attitudes, and the reasons behind these attitudes through the use of open-ended questions. The primary outcome measure will be the range of opinions and attitudes that the representative sample provides.
- Identify the obstacles that people with serious mental illness face within the service delivery system on their pathway to gain employment [ Time Frame: February 2011 - April 2011 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]This study focus on a group of people with serious mental illness that have received a vocational rehabilitation intervention already while admitted to hospital. There is little research that focus on the integration of vocational rehabilitation given by vocational therapist during a hospital stay. With open-ended questions we will try to find out what this group of people think about the cooperation between different agencies on their pathway to recovery.
|Study Start Date:||February 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Admitted psychiatric patients receiving vocational rehabilitation
People with serious mental illness admitted to hospital face significant barriers to gain both education and employment. Norway is a high-income welfare society with low unemployment rates, but the employment rates are very high in the population with psychosis and schizophrenia. Norway have a strategy for work and mental health, and through this strategy, the government has supported some pilot projects which focus on new ways of supporting people with serious mental illness in gaining employment. This study focuses on a representative sample participating in a pilot study. The sample consists of admitted patients who have received vocational rehabilitation under admittance. The study design is qualitative in nature with open- ended questions to allow the sample to express their opinions, attitudes and thoughts about the assistance they have had during their rehabilitation stay in hospital.
|Nordland Hospital trust|
|Bodø, Nordland County, Norway, 8092|
|Study Director:||Knut Sørgård, Dr.philos||University of Northern Norway|