Interventions for obtaining and maintaining employment in adults with severe mental illness, a network meta-analysis

Authors: Suijkerbuijk YB, Schaafsma FG, van Mechelen JC, Ojajärvi A, Corbière M, Anema JR.

Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD011867. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011867.pub2.

People with severe mental illness show high rates of unemployment and work disability, however, they often have a desire to participate in employment. People with severe mental illness used to be placed in sheltered employment or were enrolled in prevocational training to facilitate transition to a competitive job. Now, there are also interventions focusing on rapid search for a competitive job, with ongoing support to keep the job, known as supported employment. Recently, there has been a growing interest in combining supported employment with other prevocational or psychiatric interventions.

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