Journal article

Individual placement and support for vocational recovery in first-episode psychosis: randomised controlled trial

Eóin Killackey, Kelly Allott, Henry J Jackson, Rosanna Scutella, Yi-Ping Tseng, Jeff Borland, Tina-Marie Proffitt, Sally Hunt, Frances Kay-Lambkin, Gina Chinnery, Gennady Baksheev, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Patrick D McGorry, Susan M Cotton

The British Journal of Psychiatry | Cambridge University Press | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: High unemployment is a hallmark of psychotic illness. Individual placement and support (IPS) may be effective at assisting the vocational recoveries of young people with first-episode psychosis (FEP).AimsTo examine the effectiveness of IPS at assisting young people with FEP to gain employment (Australian and Clinical Trials Registry ACTRN12608000094370). METHOD: Young people with FEP (n = 146) who were interested in vocational recovery were randomised using computer-generated random permuted blocks on a 1:1 ratio to: (a) 6 months of IPS in addition to treatment as usual (TAU) or (b) TAU alone. Assessments were conducted at baseline, 6 months (end of intervention), 12 months and 1..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the following grants: Australian Research Council LP0883237; Australian Rotary Health Mental Health Grant, and; National Health and Medical Research Council CCRE 264611. The following fellowships were held by authors related to this project: E.K - Ronald Philip Griffith Fellowship Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne; NHMRC CDF II Fellowship APP1051891; BB & A Miller Foundation Fellowship; K.A. Ronald Philip Griffiths Fellowship Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne; S.M.C. - Ronald Philip Griffith Fellowship Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne; NHMRC CDF Level II Fellowship APP1061998 and NHMR Senior Research Fellowship APP1136344; M.A.-J. - CR Roper Fellowship Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne; NHMRC Career Development Fellowship APP1082934; and F.K.-L. NHMRC CDF Level I Fellowship APP1008972 and NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship APP1110371.