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Citation:  Kinoshita, Y., Furukawa, T.A., Kinoshita, K., Honyashiki, M., Omori, I.M., Marshall, M., Bond, G.R., Huxley, P., Amano, N., & Kingdon, D. (2013). Supported employment for adults with severe mental illness. Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 9
Title:  Supported employment for adults with severe mental illness
Authors:  Kinoshita, Y., Furukawa, T.A., Kinoshita, K., Honyashiki, M., Omori, I.M., Marshall, M., Bond, G.R., Huxley, P., Amano, N., & Kingdon, D.
Year:  2013
Journal/Publication:  Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Publisher:  Cochrane Library
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD008297.pub2
Full text:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD008297.pub2/a...   
Peer-reviewed?  No
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  Individuals with severe mental illness often have high unemployment rates.
Purpose:  This is a systematic review of randomized clinical trials that compared the use of supported employment with individuals with severe mental illness to that of other vocational approaches.
Intervention:  Supported employment
Findings:  These authors reviewed 14 randomized controlled trials and found that supported employment increases length of competitive employment compared, length of paid employment, and job tenure.
Conclusions:  While more studies should examine the effectiveness of supported employment for individuals with mental illness, studies suggest its' positive impact on employment outcomes.

Disabilities served:  Anxiety disorder
Bi-polar
Depression
Personality disorders
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Schizophrenia
Interventions:  Supported employment
Outcomes:  Employment acquisition
Full-time employment
Increase in number of months of employment