Efficacy of an Occupational Time Use Intervention for People With Serious Mental Illness
|Serious Mental Illness||Behavioral: Occupational Time Use Intervention||Phase 1|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Efficacy of an Occupational Time Use Intervention|
- 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. ]
- 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. ]
- Clinical Utility using feedback from Therapists and Treatment Subjects [ Time Frame: Participants were tested after 12 weeks of treatment. ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental arm receives 12 week intervention along with standard care.
Behavioral: Occupational Time Use Intervention
12 week behavioral intervention administered by Occupational Therapists.
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
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00520728
|Principal Investigator:||Megan M Edgelow, MSc||Queen's University|
|Study Director:||Terry Krupa, PhD||Queen's University|