Do Consumers Who Have a Choice of Treatment Have Better Outcomes?

  title={Do Consumers Who Have a Choice of Treatment Have Better Outcomes?},
  author={Robert J. Calsyn and Joel P. Winter and Gary A. Morse},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
This study used a non-equivalent control group design to investigate the effect of consumer choice of treatment on both process and outcome variables. All study participants suffered from severe mental illness, were homeless at baseline, and were enrolled in a modified Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program. Consumers in the choice condition had selected the ACT program from a menu of five treatment programs; clients in the no-choice condition were simply assigned to the ACT program by an… CONTINUE READING


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