The efficacy of a consumer case management team: 2-year outcomes of a randomized trial
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- Solomon, P. & Draine, J. The Journal of Mental Health Administration (1995) 22: 135. doi:10.1007/BF02518754
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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.