Vocational Functioning Among People with Psychiatric Disabilities Five to Seven Years After Receiving Supported Employment Services

Waghorn, Geoffrey, Logan, Jacquie, Dias, Shannon and Hielscher, Emily (2017) Vocational Functioning Among People with Psychiatric Disabilities Five to Seven Years After Receiving Supported Employment Services. Journal of Rehabilitation, 83 2: 36-42.

Author Waghorn, Geoffrey
Logan, Jacquie
Dias, Shannon
Hielscher, Emily
Title Vocational Functioning Among People with Psychiatric Disabilities Five to Seven Years After Receiving Supported Employment Services
Journal name Journal of Rehabilitation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-4154
Publication date 2017-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 83
Issue 2
Start page 36
End page 42
Total pages 7
Place of publication Alexandria, VA United States
Publisher National Rehabilitation Association
Language eng
Abstract The purpose of this study was to report the outcomes from a controlled trial of evidence-based supported employment for people with psychiatric disabilities, five to seven years after participation commenced. Eligible participants from the original multi-site trial of supported employment conducted during 2008-2010 in the South East Queensland region of Australia were contacted by telephone and invited to participate in a follow-up survey. Of the original 266 participants, 74 (27.8%) completed the five to seven year follow-up survey. The results show that the proportion employed during the multi-site trial decreased over five years from 42% employed at any time during the trial to 30% employed in the past six months. However, vocational goals and interests persisted over this time because 92% of those who were previously involved in the employment program continued to be vocationally active or interested in employment as a recovery goal for the future. These results support increasing the availability of more continuous employment services to Australians with psychiatric disabilities.
Keyword Occupational therapy
Psychosis
Schizophrenia
Vocational rehabilitation
Studies
Employment agencies
Mental health care
Participation
Health services
Mental disorders
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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