Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
02/04/2012
Date assigned
16/05/2012
Last edited
27/09/2013
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Lay summary under review 3

Trial website

http://www.zhepp.ch/supported-employment

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Wolfram Kawohl

ORCID ID

Contact details

University of Zurich
Militärstrasse 8
Zurich
8021
Switzerland

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Integration / rehabilitation of purchasers of a social contribution (named IV-pensioners) according to the approach of Individual Placement Support - the Zurich Integration - Pilot Project [Zürcher Eingliederungs-Pilot Projekt (ZhEPP)]

Acronym

ZhEPP

Study hypothesis

1. Job coaching according to the approach of IPS enables IV-pensioners, who are fully or part time retired due to a mental disorder to be successfully integrated into the open job market
2. For the intervention group (as opposed to the control group) we hypothesize the following:
2.1. Enhancement of state of health
2.2. Enhancement of quality of life
2.3. Increased self-esteem
2.4. Enhancement of recovery orientation
2.5. Reduction of costs
2.6. Reduction of self-stigma
2.7. Education of cognitive appraisal of stigma as a stressor

Please note that as of 20/03/2013, the anticipated end date for this trial was updated from 30/06/2012 to 30/09/2014

Ethics approval

Zurich Cantonal Ethics Committee (CEC), 20 October 2010, ref: KEK-ZH-NR: 2010-0311/0

Study design

Randomized controlled study

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Mental disorders

Intervention

Supported Employment according to the IPS (Individual Placement and Support) model lasts up to two years for each participant. The job coaches support for the participants of the Intervention group by searching for job vacancies, supporting them while applying and working.

Primarily we hypothesize that the approach of Individual Placement Support (IPS) leads to an integration of fully or part time IV-pensioners. For that we put 125 of the 250 persons in an Intervention group (who receive the approach of IPS) and the other 125 in the control group. For the efficiency control of that intervention we conduct a two-factor analysis of variance with the two factors "group affiliation“ (Intervention- and control group) and Outcome (employment yes/no).

To test the impact of the intervention we survey some interview-based instrument.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

The possibility to integrate IV-pensioners with a mental disorder with the aid of IPS by the end of this study

Secondary outcome measures

1. Quality of life, motivation, job satisfaction, health condition, job preferences, self-esteem, job satisfaction/ termination, social disability, global assessment of functioning as a baseline (T0-T5)
2. Every year (T0, T2, T4): perceived devaluation-discrimination, stigma, cognitive appraisal of stigma as a stressor, depressive mood.

Overall trial start date

01/01/2011

Overall trial end date

30/09/2014

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. IV-pension caused by a mental illness (full- or parttime pension)
2. The pension is not approved longer than one year
3. Voluntariness
4. The IV- retirees goal is to work in the first employment market
5. Participants have to sign a consent about the study
6. Working age (18-60)

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

250

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Mental retardation [International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision (ICD-10)]
2. Organic mental disorder (ICD-10)

Recruitment start date

01/01/2011

Recruitment end date

30/09/2014

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Switzerland

Trial participating centre

University of Zurich
Zurich
8021
Switzerland

Sponsor information

Organisation

University of Zurich (Switzerland)

Sponsor details

c/o Prof Wulf Rössler
Research Unit Clinic for General and Social Psychiatry
Militärstrasse 8
Zurich
8021
Switzerland

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.uzh.ch/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Swiss Federal Social Insurance Office [Schweizerisches BSV (Bundesamt für Sozialversicherungen] (Switzerland)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

2013 protocol in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23883137

Publication citations

  1. Protocol

    Viering S, Bärtsch B, Obermann C, Rüsch N, Rössler W, Kawohl W, The effectiveness of individual placement and support for people with mental illness new on social benefits: a study protocol., BMC Psychiatry, 2013, 13, 195, doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-13-195.

Additional files

Editorial Notes