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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Pre-vocational therapy in mental health : clients' desired and achieved productivity status
Authors: Rennhack, Frauke
Lindahl-Jacobsen, Line Elisabeth
Schori, Dominik
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1080/11038128.2021.1968950
Published in: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Issue Date: 2-Oct-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1103-8128
Language: English
Subjects: Achievement of outcomes; Acute mental illness; Chart review; Productivity; Work-related occupational therapy intervention
Subject (DDC): 615.8515: Occupational therapy
Abstract: Background: Knowledge about work-related occupational therapy in psychiatric inpatient and day hospital clients is limited. Aims: The aim of the study was to explore the desired and achieved productivity status in mental health service users participating in a pre-vocational therapy (PVT) intervention. Outcome variables were productivity status and achievement of desired productivity status at discharge, and change or persistence of productivity status between admission and discharge. Methods: This is a short-term prospective study based on observational data from health records (Nā€‰=ā€‰98). Results: At admission, 53.2% of participants named a clear desired productivity status; 46.8% did not. Of the former, 76.9% expressed a desire for employment or education on the regular job market; 28.0% achieved their desired outcome at discharge, whereas 72.0% did not. Overall, 58.5% retained, established or increased productive activities, while 41.5% were not engaged in or had reduced productive activities at discharge. These two groups differed in socio-economic and social-security-related characteristics, treatment-related characteristics and psychiatric diagnosis. Conclusions and significance: Some, but not all kinds of clients in acute psychiatric inpatient and day hospital settings manage to take a first step towards productive activities during the first phase of treatment.
Fulltext version: Accepted version
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Departement: School of Health Sciences
Organisational Unit: Institute of Occupational Therapy (IER)
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