Journal article

A meta-regression of the impact of policy on the efficacy of individual placement and support

B Brinchmann, T Widding-Havneraas, M Modini, M Rinaldi, CF Moe, D McDaid, A-L Park, E Killackey, SB Harvey, A Mykletun

Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica | WILEY | Published : 2019


OBJECTIVE: Individual placement and support (IPS) has shown consistently better outcomes on competitive employment for patients with severe mental illness than traditional vocational rehabilitation. The evidence for efficacy originates from few countries, and generalization to different countries has been questioned. This has delayed implementation of IPS and led to requests for country specific RCTs. This meta-analysis examines if evidence for IPS efficacy can be generalized between rather different countries. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted according to PRISMA guidelines to identify RCTs. Overall efficacy was established by meta-analysis. The generalizability of IPS efficacy bet..

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Awarded by Research Council of Norway

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Senior Policy Analyst Christopher Prinz, at the Skills and Employability Division at OECD for detailed time series data on the compensation and integration index. This study is funded by The Research Council of Norway (grant numbers 280589, 273665 and 227097). SBH received additional funding from the icare foundation and NSW Health.