Evaluating Vocational Materials for Incarcerated Veterans With Mental Illness or Substance Abuse

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00648115
First received: March 27, 2008
Last updated: September 28, 2015
Last verified: September 2015
Results First Received: February 9, 2015  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Open Label;   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Mental Illness
Interventions: Other: Basic Vocational Services
Other: Self-Study
Other: Group Program

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Recruitment Details
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Veterans recruited throughout medical center

Pre-Assignment Details
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Veterans must have completed a one week follow-up after enrollment to be randomized and included in the analyses.

Reporting Groups
  Description
Basic Vocational Services Basic vocational services but no manualized vocational program
Self-Study

Self-study of vocational materials

comparison of vocational programs: Veterans will be randomly assigned to one of three conditions: 1) Basic vocational services but no manualized vocational program; 2) a self-study of the manualized program materials; and 3) a full program consisting of the manualized program with vocational staff and peer vocational support specialists. All veterans enrolled in the study will have access to a Veteran's Employment Resource Center to provide infrastructure for job search.

Group Program

a full program consisting of the manualized program with vocational staff and peer vocational support specialists

comparison of vocational programs: Veterans will be randomly assigned to one of three conditions: 1) Basic vocational services but no manualized vocational program; 2) a self-study of the manualized program materials; and 3) a full program consisting of the manualized program with vocational staff and peer vocational support specialists. All veterans enrolled in the study will have access to a Veteran's Employment Resource Center to provide infrastructure for job search.


Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Basic Vocational Services     Self-Study     Group Program  
STARTED     42     42     27  
COMPLETED     42     42     27  
NOT COMPLETED     0     0     0  



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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Basic Vocational Services Basic vocational services but no manualized vocational program
Self-Study

Self-study of vocational materials

comparison of vocational programs: Veterans will be randomly assigned to one of three conditions: 1) Basic vocational services but no manualized vocational program; 2) a self-study of the manualized program materials; and 3) a full program consisting of the manualized program with vocational staff and peer vocational support specialists. All veterans enrolled in the study will have access to a Veteran's Employment Resource Center to provide infrastructure for job search.

Group Program

a full program consisting of the manualized program with vocational staff and peer vocational support specialists

comparison of vocational programs: Veterans will be randomly assigned to one of three conditions: 1) Basic vocational services but no manualized vocational program; 2) a self-study of the manualized program materials; and 3) a full program consisting of the manualized program with vocational staff and peer vocational support specialists. All veterans enrolled in the study will have access to a Veteran's Employment Resource Center to provide infrastructure for job search.

Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
    Basic Vocational Services     Self-Study     Group Program     Total  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  42     42     27     111  
Age  
[units: years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
  51.4  (4.7)     50.4  (4.5)     51.2  (5.3)     51.0  (4.7)  
Gender  
[units: participants]
       
Female     1     0     2     3  
Male     41     42     25     108  
Race/Ethnicity, Customized  
[units: participants]
       
Racial/Ethnic Minority     39     38     24     101  
White/Non-Minority     3     4     3     10  
Region of Enrollment  
[units: participants]
       
United States     42     42     27     111  



  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Time Till Employment in Days   [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

2.  Secondary:   Test Economic Impact Between Manual Conditions (e.g., Cost-benefit Ratio)   [ Time Frame: 12 months ]


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Certain Agreements:  
All Principal Investigators ARE employed by the organization sponsoring the study.


Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: James LePage
Organization: VA North Texas Health Care System
phone: 210-857-0240
e-mail: james.lepage@va.gov


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Responsible Party: VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00648115     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D6192-R
08-004 ( Other Identifier: VANTHCS IRB )
Study First Received: March 27, 2008
Results First Received: February 9, 2015
Last Updated: September 28, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government