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Long-term psychiatric patients in vocational rehabilitation programmes: a naturalistic follow-up study over 3 years.
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PMID:  10868469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This paper aims at assessing the vocational integration attained after a 3-year period by psychiatric patients who participated in different vocational rehabilitation programmes. METHOD: In the north-western German region of Westphalia-Lippe a naturalistic follow-up study was carried out on 471 patients from three different types of vocational rehabilitation programmes. The sample comprised chronically ill patients with a history of repeated and long-term hospitalization. RESULTS: After 3 years 11% of the patients were in competitive employment, 67% (still) in sheltered employment, 7% in out-patient work therapy programmes and 15% were unemployed. It is important to notice that 74% achieved their subjective rehabilitation goals expressed at baseline. CONCLUSION: Vocational rehabilitation programmes are an essential part in the treatment of people with chronic mental illness. Integration into work varies markedly while patients' satisfaction is comparably good. Competitive employment represents a realistic objective only for patients with high motivation and favourable preconditions.
T Reker; W P Hornung; K Schonauer; B Eikelmann
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0001-690X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Psychiatr Scand     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-19     Completed Date:  2000-10-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370364     Medline TA:  Acta Psychiatr Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  457-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Westphalian Psychiatric Hospital, Muenster, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Employment / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data*
Employment, Supported / statistics & numerical data
Follow-Up Studies
Job Satisfaction*
Mental Disorders / psychology,  rehabilitation*
Middle Aged
Occupational Therapy / statistics & numerical data
Rehabilitation, Vocational / methods*
Severity of Illness Index
Sheltered Workshops / statistics & numerical data

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