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Important Factors in Integration of Vocational Rehabilitation in Mental Health (IVRMH)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital of North Norway Identifier:
First received: January 21, 2011
Last updated: July 1, 2013
Last verified: July 2013
The purpose of this study is to explore, through a qualitative approach, how a group of people with serious mental illness experienced the integration of a vocational rehabilitation intervention during their admittance in hospital.

Psychiatric Patients Experiences of Vocational Rehabilitation During Admittance in Hospital

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Important Factors in Integration of Vocational Rehabilitation in Mental Health

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital of North Norway:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Increase the understanding of the issues faced by people with serious mental illness who want to gain or maintain employment through vocational rehabilitation [ Time Frame: From February 2011 - April 2011 ]
    In order to explore the issues faced by people with serious mental illness in regard to maintain employment through vocational recovery, it was decided to use a qualitative approach. This approach was selected because it will give an understanding to a range of opinions and attitudes, and the reasons behind these attitudes through the use of open-ended questions. The primary outcome measure will be the range of opinions and attitudes that the representative sample provides.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Identify the obstacles that people with serious mental illness face within the service delivery system on their pathway to gain employment [ Time Frame: February 2011 - April 2011 ]
    This study focus on a group of people with serious mental illness that have received a vocational rehabilitation intervention already while admitted to hospital. There is little research that focus on the integration of vocational rehabilitation given by vocational therapist during a hospital stay. With open-ended questions we will try to find out what this group of people think about the cooperation between different agencies on their pathway to recovery.

Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: February 2011
Study Completion Date: August 2011
Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
vocational rehabilitation
Admitted and discharged psychiatric patients receiving vocational rehabilitation

Detailed Description:
People with serious mental illness admitted to hospital face significant barriers to gain both education and employment. Norway is a high-income welfare society with low unemployment rates, but the employment rates are very high in the population with psychosis and schizophrenia. Norway have a strategy for work and mental health, and through this strategy, the government has supported some pilot projects which focus on new ways of supporting people with serious mental illness in gaining employment. This study focuses on a representative sample participating in a pilot study. The sample consists of admitted patients who have received vocational rehabilitation under admittance. The study design is qualitative in nature with open- ended questions to allow the sample to express their opinions, attitudes and thoughts about the assistance they have had during their rehabilitation stay in hospital.

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 50 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Admitted or discharged hospital patient, who also receives vocational rehabilitation

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Formerly and present admitted patients in the Rehabilitation ward who participated in a project with vocational rehabilitation.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mental retardation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01293370

Nordland Hospital trust
Bodø, Nordland County, Norway, 8092
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital of North Norway
Study Director: Knut Sørgård, Dr.philos University of Northern Norway
  More Information

Responsible Party: University Hospital of North Norway Identifier: NCT01293370     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: refKSH2910
Study First Received: January 21, 2011
Last Updated: July 1, 2013 processed this record on September 21, 2017