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Homelessness Prevention: Psychiatric Care With Representative Payeeship

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00057161
First Posted: March 28, 2003
Last Update Posted: April 7, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development
  Purpose
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.

Condition Intervention
Mental Illness Behavioral: Coordinated Representative Payeeship with Case Management

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Homelessness Prevention: Psychiatric Care With Representative Payeeship

Further study details as provided by VA Office of Research and Development:

Estimated Enrollment: 240
Study Completion Date: June 2004
Arms Assigned Interventions
Arm 1 Behavioral: Coordinated Representative Payeeship with Case Management

Detailed Description:

Background:

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.

Objectives:

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.

Methods:

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.

Status:

Completed.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Severe mental illness; Inability to manage money; VA patient

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00057161


Locations
United States, Illinois
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL
Hines, Illinois, United States, 60141-5000
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kendon J. Conrad, MA PhD MSPH Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL