Anna M Lucca

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This study examined the perspectives of people with psychiatric disabilities and employment service providers regarding factors that most directly help or hinder consumer efforts to obtain and maintain employment. Forty-four adults with serious mental illness (SMI) (consumers) and 30 providers participated in 12 focus groups across Massachusetts. We began(More)
Although core clubhouse components are well known, no instruments currently exist to measure clubhouse fidelity. In the current study, a short index was developed to assess program implementation of clubhouse components. Presence or absence of 15 objective clubhouse features was tabulated across 22 of 24 psychiatric rehabilitation programs throughout one(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assessed the implementation of state Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) programs with respect to identification of serious mental illness among nursing facility applicants and residents and access to mental health services. METHODS A national survey was conducted with representatives from agencies that implement PASRR(More)
Psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) encompasses a diverse array of skill-building and environmental support services for individuals with serious mental illness. The current study gleaned information from state Department of Mental Heath (DMH) databases and interviews with program directors to describe general characteristics and services of 22 out of 24 PSR(More)
While randomized clinical trials (RCTs) have helped to establish Individual Placement and Support (IPS) programs as an evidence-based practice, it is important to evaluate whether "real world" IPS programs can be implemented with fidelity and achieve outcomes comparable to programs evaluated in RCTs. The current evaluation examined retrospectively(More)
Supported employment (SE) is considered an "evidence-based" practice for people with serious mental illness. We examined inpatient hospitalizations and emergency service visits among clients in a SE program based on the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model in comparison to a propensity score matched group of clients who did not participate in IPS. A(More)
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