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Assessing the Effect of Distance Learning Vocational Rehabilitation on Employment Outcomes of Veterans With Psychiatric Illness and Histories of Legal Convictions

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03331354
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 6, 2017
Last Update Posted : July 2, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development

Brief Summary:
64,000 Veterans are released annually from jails and prisons. These Veterans have a weekly unemployment rate of up to 40-55%. However, many are unable to access traditional vocational rehabilitation, not to mention specialized vocational rehabilitation for those with felony histories. Distance learning may be effective in improving access to rehabilitation as well as improving employment outcomes. The Compass system was developed to incorporate both synchronous and asynchronous distance learning to provide effective services. This study will evaluate 150 Veterans with histories of legal convictions and mental illness and/or a substance use disorder. Veterans will be randomly assigned to either a basic vocational resources condition or the the Compass condition. In the basic condition, Veterans will be provided with basic information about where they can access vocational services and a paper version of a vocational reintegration manual, specifically the About Face Vocational Manual. Veterans assigned to the Compass condition will be given access to the online instruction through Videos, live chat features, and tele-health practice interviews with feedback. Veterans will be followed for 6 months. The primary outcomes are employment and interview skills.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Unemployment Mental Illness Substance Use Disorder Legal History Behavioral: Distant vocational learning Other: Basic vocational services Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Patients will be randomly assigned to either a distance learning program (COMPASS) or basic vocational services.
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Masking Description: Outcomes assessors will be blinded to conditions
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Assessing the Effect of Distance Learning Vocational Rehabilitation on Employment Outcomes of Veterans With Psychiatric Illness and Histories of Legal Convictions
Actual Study Start Date : May 1, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 30, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 28, 2022

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Self-help resources
a self-help vocational manual
Other: Basic vocational services
self-help manual
Other Name: Basic services

Experimental: Compass
a distant learning vocational program
Behavioral: Distant vocational learning
use of hybrid distance learning to facilitate successful employment outcomes
Other Name: Compass




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Employment [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Employment will be defined as 'obtaining employment' or 'not obtaining employment' in the six month follow-up.

  2. Interviewing skills [ Time Frame: one month ]
    Veterans scores on an interviewing rating form will be compared one month after entry into the study.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • mental illness or substance use disorder
  • history of a felony conviction or non-traffic related misdemeanor

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cognitive impairment which prohibits active participation in study

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03331354


Contacts
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Contact: April Crawford, MS (214) 857-2571 april.crawford@va.gov
Contact: James P LePage, PhD (214) 857-0240 ext 70240 James.LePage@va.gov

Locations
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United States, Texas
VA North Texas Health Care System Dallas VA Medical Center, Dallas, TX Recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75216
Contact: James P LePage, PhD    214-857-0240 ext 70240    James.LePage@va.gov   
Contact: April Crawford, MS    (214) 857-2571    april.crawford@va.gov   
Principal Investigator: James P. LePage, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: James P. LePage, PhD VA North Texas Health Care System Dallas VA Medical Center, Dallas, TX

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Responsible Party: VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03331354     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D2451-R
RX002451 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: VA RR&D )
First Posted: November 6, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 2, 2019
Last Verified: June 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
employment
distance learning
incarceration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Mental Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders