Efficacy of an Occupational Time Use Intervention for People With Serious Mental Illness

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 24, 2007
Last Update Posted : September 2, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Megan Edgelow, Queen's University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to test the efficacy of a new Occupational Time Use Intervention designed to increase activity participation and improve meaning in the lives of people with serious mental illness living in the community.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Serious Mental Illness Behavioral: Occupational Time Use Intervention Phase 1

Detailed Description:

5 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams from Kingston (n=2), Belleville (n=1), and Ottawa (n=2) will be involved in a 12 week randomized controlled trial of our Time Use Intervention. 20 subjects (4 subjects from each team) will participate in this pilot study and will be treated individually by their ACT team Occupational Therapist (1 OT per ACT Team). This pilot test will help to determine the clinical utility and efficacy of our treatment protocol.

Comparison: Standard ACT treatment with the Occupational Time Use Intervention vs. Standard ACT treatment

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 18 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of an Occupational Time Use Intervention
Study Start Date : August 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Mental Disorders
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A
Experimental arm receives 12 week intervention along with standard care.
Behavioral: Occupational Time Use Intervention
12 week behavioral intervention administered by Occupational Therapists.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Activity Level using a 2 day (48 hour) time use diary [ Time Frame: Participants were tested at baseline and after 12 weeks of treatment. ]
  2. Occupational Engagement using 1. 48 hour time use diary for occupational balance, 2. Engagement in Meaningful Activities Survey (EMAS) for meaning of activities, and 3. Profiles of Engagement in People with Schizophrenia (POES) to rate engagement. [ Time Frame: Participants were tested at baseline and after 12 weeks of treatment. ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical Utility using feedback from Therapists and Treatment Subjects [ Time Frame: Participants were tested after 12 weeks of treatment. ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults (18-65 years of age);
  • Primary diagnosis of a severe psychiatric disorder with a psychotic feature;
  • Team and self-perceived occupational disengagement (low activity levels);
  • Fluent in English;
  • Living in a community setting and receiving ACT treatment;
  • Own legal guardian (thus competent to give consent to participate), and are willing to give written informed consent to participate in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable mental health;
  • Lack of interest in a time use intervention;
  • Satisfied with current time use and occupations;
  • ACT Team Occupational Therapist is subject's main Case Manager.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00520728

Sponsors and Collaborators
Queen's University
Principal Investigator: Megan M Edgelow, MSc Queen's University
Study Director: Terry Krupa, PhD Queen's University

Responsible Party: Megan Edgelow, Principal Investigator, Queen's University Identifier: NCT00520728     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OTUI1
First Posted: August 24, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 2, 2015
Last Verified: September 2015

Keywords provided by Megan Edgelow, Queen's University:
Occupational Disengagement
Occupational Imbalance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mental Disorders