Individual placement and support (IPS) for patients with offending histories: the IPSOH feasibility cluster randomised trial protocol
Khalifa, Najat and Talbot, E. and Schneider, Justine M. and Walker, D.M. and Bates, P. and Bird, Y. and Davies, D. and Brookes, C. and Hall, J. and Völlm, Birgit (2016) Individual placement and support (IPS) for patients with offending histories: the IPSOH feasibility cluster randomised trial protocol. BMJ Open, 6 (7). e012710. ISSN 2044-6055
Official URL: http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/6/7/e012710
Introduction: People with involvement in forensic psychiatric services face many obstacles to employment, arising from their offending, as well as their mental health problems. This study aims to assess the feasibility of conducting a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the effectiveness of individual placement and support (IPS), in improving employment rates and associated psychosocial outcomes in forensic psychiatric populations. IPS has been found consistently to achieve employment rates above 50% in psychiatric patients without a history of involvement in criminal justice services.
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