Harry W C Michon

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BACKGROUND There is increasing recognition of the importance of psychiatric vocational rehabilitation (PVR) programmes in helping individuals with severe mental illnesses to find and secure jobs. However, little is known concerning the factors related to PVR outcomes. OBJECTIVE This review identifies those person-related factors which most strongly(More)
Government-run sheltered workshops in the Netherlands are not as easily accessible to people with psychiatric histories as they are to other groups, such as those with physical and intellectual disabilities. This was found in a large-scale nationwide study in 21 such workshops, commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. The(More)
BACKGROUND Both mental disorders and personality characteristics are associated with impaired work functioning, but these determinants have not yet been studied together. The aim of this paper is to examine the impairing effects that mental disorders and personality characteristics (i.e. neuroticism, locus of control and self-esteem) have on work(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of the Boston Psychiatric Rehabilitation (PR) Approach on attainment of personal rehabilitation goals, social functioning, empowerment, needs for care, and quality of life in people with severe mental illness (SMI) in the Netherlands. METHOD A 24-month, multicentre, randomized controlled trial was used to compare the(More)
OBJECTIVE This article reports on the implementation of the individual placement and support model of supported employment in four Dutch regions. METHODS The authors used structured site visits, employment data, and semistructured interviews to assess fidelity, employment outcomes, and facilitators of and barriers to successful implementation. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE Whereas in the U.S. and Canada the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model has proven to be highly effective in enhancing employment perspectives for persons with severe mental illnesses, the evidence base is less abundant in countries with a different socioeconomic climate. The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of IPS in the(More)
BACKGROUND Interventions aimed at encouraging people with severe mental illnesses (including drug addiction) to participate in social activities are on the increase. Over the last few years the Netherlands has increased its research into the effectiveness of these interventions. However, there are considerable gaps in our knowledge and the research results(More)
BACKGROUND In the Netherlands the Boston psychiatric rehabilitation approach (bpr) is one of the most widely implemented rehabilitation methods. So far, little research has been done on the efficacy of this approach. AIM To investigate the effect of bpr on the attainment of personal rehabilitation goals, social functioning and empowerment and on care(More)
BACKGROUND In the Netherlands only a comparatively low percentage (18-19%) of persons with severe mental illness (SMI) are in paid employment. The problem consists not only of finding a job but also of holding it down. AIM To develop guidelines that will ensure that patients with SMI have the best possible access to paid employment and that the drop-out(More)
OBJECTIVE People with severe mental illnesses experience difficulty finding and maintaining employment, even if they are offered psychiatric vocational rehabilitation services. When service recipients are able to apply more effective illness self-management strategies, vocational rehabilitation outcomes improve. To assess the use of these strategies, the(More)