IPS-Lite: Individual Placement and Support
Refining Individual Placement and Support for UK practice and establishing its cost-effectiveness in a pragmatic, non-inferiority RCT
|Collaborators:||Prof Tom Burns, Dept of Psychiatry, University of Oxford|
|Information:||Judit Simon, Alastair Gray|
People with mental health problems are almost three times more unlikely to be employed than any other group of people with disabilities. Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a type of supported employment, with no time limitation, that aims to return it's clients to a competitive market workplace quickly and without any extra training with the help of an Employment Specialist. The IPS-Lite trial compares traditional IPS with IPS-LITE, a time-limited service, in which patients have 9 months to search for a job and 4 months work support after starting a job.
The study aims to address the following research questions:
- Is IPS-LITE as, or more effective, than standard IPS?
- Is IPS-LITE more cost-effective?
- Are there differences in other outcomes (vocational and health-related) between the two interventions?
- Are there differences in patient baseline characteristics which influence the response to the two interventions?
HERC is advising on the health economic components of the study.