The journal of mental health administration

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 135–146

The efficacy of a consumer case management team: 2-year outcomes of a randomized trial


  • Phyllis Solomon
    • School of Social WorkUniversity of Pennsylvania
  • Jeffrey Draine
    • School of Social WorkUniversity of Pennsylvania

DOI: 10.1007/BF02518754

Cite this article as:
Solomon, P. & Draine, J. The Journal of Mental Health Administration (1995) 22: 135. doi:10.1007/BF02518754


This article reports the results of a randomized trial of a team of case managers who are mental health consumers compared to a team of nonconsumers. Using a repeated measures MANOVA design, consumer case managers were found to be as effective as a team of nonconsumer case managers in maintaining the stability of severely mentally disabled clients served over a 2-year period. Implications for the employment of consumers in mental health services and the vocational capacity of persons with mental illness are discussed.

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