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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01293370
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 10, 2011
Last Update Posted : July 2, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital of North Norway

Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease
Psychiatric Patients Experiences of Vocational Rehabilitation During Admittance in Hospital

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.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 10 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Important Factors in Integration of Vocational Rehabilitation in Mental Health
Study Start Date : February 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2011

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Group/Cohort
vocational rehabilitation
Admitted and discharged psychiatric patients receiving vocational rehabilitation



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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 :
  1. 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.



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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
Criteria

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

Responsible Party: University Hospital of North Norway
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01293370     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: refKSH2910
First Posted: February 10, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 2, 2013
Last Verified: July 2013