People With Schizophrenia Can Profit From Individual Employment Help
Middle-aged and older individuals with schizophrenia can benefit from individual placement and supported-employment programs, according to a study published last December in Schizophrenia Research. The researchers recruited 58 individuals with schizophrenia aged 45 years or older to participate in the study. Half were assigned to an individual-placement and support program for 12 months, while the other half were assigned to a conventional vocational rehabilitation program during that period. More than 50 percent of the subjects who took part in the former program attained competitive employment, whereas only 29 percent of those who took part in the latter program did.
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