Homelessness Prevention: Psychiatric Care With Representative Payeeship
Behavioral: Coordinated Representative Payeeship with Case Management
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Homelessness Prevention: Psychiatric Care With Representative Payeeship|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2004|
|Arm 1||Behavioral: Coordinated Representative Payeeship with Case Management|
Money management is a neglected issue in maintaining persons with mental illness in the community. This randomized controlled trial (RCT) assessed whether a community-based representative payee program, i.e., money management of Social Security and/or VA benefits, coordinated with VA psychiatric care (CO-RP) could be more effective than customary treatment for veterans who had no representative payee.
After 184 subjects were randomly assigned to CO-RP experimental group or customary care control group, hypotheses were that the CO-RP group would experience: 1) more frequent enrollment in the representative payee program, 2) improved residential status, 3) improved health-related quality of life, including less mental illness symptomatology, 4) less substance abuse, 5) improved money management.
Six-month interviews were completed on 152 of 184 possible subjects (83%) and 12-month interviews were completed on 149 of 184 possible subjects (81%). The six and twelve-month outcomes were analyzed with analysis of covariance using data from the baseline pretest.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00057161
|United States, Illinois|
|Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL|
|Hines, Illinois, United States, 60141-5000|
|Principal Investigator:||Kendon J. Conrad, MA PhD MSPH||Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL|