The effectiveness of supported employment for people with severe mental illness: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Burns2007TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of supported employment for people with severe mental illness: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Tom Burns and Jocelyn Catty and Thomas Becker and Robert E. Drake and Angelo Fioritti and Martin Knapp and Christoph Lauber and Wulf R{\"o}ssler and Toma Tomov and Jooske T. van Busschbach and Sarah White and Durk Wiersma},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2007},
  volume={370 9593},
  pages={1146-52}
}
BACKGROUND The value of the individual placement and support (IPS) programme in helping people with severe mental illness gain open employment is unknown in Europe. Our aim was to assess the effectiveness of IPS, and to examine whether its effect is modified by local labour markets and welfare systems. METHODS 312 patients with severe mental illness were randomly assigned in six European centres to receive IPS (n=156) or vocational services (n=156). Patients were followed up for 18 months… CONTINUE READING
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