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Trial of Supported Employment Versus USES Supported Employment

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00261235
First Posted: December 2, 2005
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2009
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Collaborator:
VA Office of Research and Development
Information provided by:
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of USES, a strengths-based enhancement to supported employment (SE), as compared to supported employment alone.

Condition Intervention
Mental Disorders Behavioral: Supported Employment Behavioral: Using Strengths in Employment System (USES)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Trial of Supported Employment Versus USES Enhanced Supported Employment in Veterans With Serious Mental Illness

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Further study details as provided by VA Connecticut Healthcare System:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • job tenure (cumulative throughout course of study)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • empowerment
  • self-efficacy
  • self-esteem

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: March 2005
Study Completion Date: January 2007
Primary Completion Date: January 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
The objective of this study is to test the effectiveness of supported employment plus Using Strengths in Employment Services (USES), an enhancement to supported employment that seeks to identify and increase the use of personal strengths, as compared to supported employment alone, for veterans with severe mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. We hypothesize that rates of competitive employment will be greater in the experimental group than the control group. We also expect that individuals in the USES group will have greater job tenure, and will show greater improvements in recovery measures such as empowerment, self-efficacy and self-esteem.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Veteran
  • Unemployed
  • Referred by clinician to SE services
  • Able to provide informed consent
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00261235


Locations
United States, Connecticut
West Haven VAMC
West Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06516
United States, New York
Syracuse VA Healthcare System
Syracuse, New York, United States, 13210
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
VA Office of Research and Development
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sandra G. Resnick, Ph.D. VA Northeast Program Evaluation Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sandra Resnick, Principal Investigator, VA Connecticut Healthcare System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00261235     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SR0007
MIRECC
First Submitted: December 1, 2005
First Posted: December 2, 2005
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2009
Last Verified: January 2009

Keywords provided by VA Connecticut Healthcare System:
Rehabilitation, Vocational
Virtues
Employment, supported
veterans
Mentally Ill Persons

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mental Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders