Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions psychosis, substance abuse, depression, anxiety
Treatments individual placement and support, ordinary employment schemes
Sponsor Uni Research
Collaborator Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration
Start date May 2013
End date December 2016
Trial size 800 participants
Trial identifier NCT01964092, IPS-NAV

Summary

Roughly one third of disability pensions issued in Norway are classified as mental and behavioral disorders. The proposed study aims to evaluate the effect of an innovative intervention for returning people with moderate to severe mental health disorders to work: Individual Placement and Support (IPS).

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 health services research
Arm
(Experimental)
Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a well-defined intervention aiming to help people with disabilities participate in the competitive labor market by working in jobs they prefer with the professional help that they need. IPS actively facilitates job acquisition and provides ongoing support once the client is employed.
individual placement and support
(Active Comparator)
The control group will receive treatment as usual in terms of the ordinary employment schemes offered to this group, primarily Work with assistance and/or Traineeship in a sheltered business.
ordinary employment schemes

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Labor market participation in ordinary paid employment, or education.
time frame: 1 year (2016)

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 67 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Participants must be undergoing treatment for moderate to severe mental health problems. - Participants must have an expressed desire to work. - Participants must have sufficient Norwegian reading and writing skills. Exclusion Criteria: - Participants are not undergoing treatment for moderate to severe mental health problems. - Participants do not have an expressed desire to work. - Participants do not have sufficient Norwegian reading and writing skills.

Additional Information

Official title Effect Evaluation of Individual Placement and Support (IPS)
Description The current employment schemes offered to this diagnostic group are primarily based on a train-and-place principle with assisted or sheltered employment. Building on a place-and-train principle, rather, the IPS model of supported employment in real-life competitive work settings has proven largely successful in previous studies, but has never been tested in this group in the Norwegian context.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Uni Research.