Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition employment
Treatments group based manualized vocational rehabilitation, supported employment condition
Sponsor North Texas Veterans Healthcare System
Collaborator VA Office of Research and Development
Start date October 2011
End date October 2015
Trial size 196 participants
Trial identifier NCT01629953, D7635-R

Summary

This study continues to develop and refine best practices in the delivery of vocational services to veterans with histories of felony convictions and mental health/substance abuse difficulties. There are currently over 225,000 incarcerated veterans and it is estimated 64,000 veterans are released from prisons annually. These veterans encounter significant difficulties in finding employment due to stigma, intrapersonal difficulties, and out-dated work skills. Additionally these veterans are more likely to be homeless than other population., Previous work has found that manual based, vocational groups led by trained vocational staff led to quicker employment compared to traditional vocational services and manual based self studies. To attempt to improve on previous results, this study adds principles and components of supported employment including ongoing follow-up, treatment team coordination, and community based assistance.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Arm
(Active Comparator)
group based manualized vocational rehabilitation
Group based manualized vocational rehabilitation
(Experimental)
supported employment condition
Veterans in this condition will receive a proven group based manualized vocational rehabilitation intervention

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Employment
time frame: within 6 months
Total Employment
time frame: 2 years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - history of at least one felony conviction - diagnosis of a mental illness including substance use disorders Exclusion Criteria: - dementia - active psychosis

Additional Information

Official title Assessing Supported Employment With Veterans With Felony Convictions and MI or SA
Description See above
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by North Texas Veterans Healthcare System.