Interventional Cooperative Agreement Program - Vocational Intervention Demonstration

Alternative or complimentary methods
Mental health
Online since 11 November 2022, updated 515 days ago

About this trial

For many people with spinal cord injury or brain injury, seeking employment after injury is an important goal. There are services available to help people with disabilities. However, the best ways to ...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 62 years
Injury level
Level not specified
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    Level not specified

    What’s involved

    Type

    Alternative or complimentary methods

    Details

    Employment is important for financial security, social connection, and life satisfaction. Unfortunately, rates of unemployment remain high among people with spinal cord injury (SCI) and brain injury (BI). To help address this challenge, the investigators are conducting a single-site, randomized, controlled trial to compare two programs intended to increase rates of employment among people with SCI or BI. In one program, services are coordinated by a counselor employed by the New Jersey State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, a state-based agency that assists people with disabilities who are interested in pursuing employment. In the other program, services are coordinated by a facilitator who is employed by the rehabilitation hospital at which the participant receives inpatient care. Services provided in both programs will be customized to the participant's needs and goals. Services will begin in inpatient rehabilitation and may include education, therapy, equipment provision, counseling, and other interventions. The project will enroll 500 participants who are interested in becoming employed or returning to work. Information about employment status, earnings, benefits use, community participation, and health will be collected through a combination of surveys, medical record review, and information available in state and federal administrative databases. Analyses will examine the rate of participants employed at 1 year after enrollment in each group, time to employment, earnings, benefits usage, community participation, and well-being. Findings from this study will be used to determine which ways of delivering services are most effective in enabling employment, and to provide information to help other rehabilitation centers adopt effective programs.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Mental health

    Additional benefits

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting soon
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Oct 2022
    • Organisation
    • Kessler Foundation
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting soon
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Oct 2022
    • Organisation
    • Kessler Foundation

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more