Evaluation of an Individual Placement and Support model (IPS) program

Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2004 Winter;27(3):251-7. doi: 10.2975/27.2004.251.257.


While randomized clinical trials (RCTs) have helped to establish Individual Placement and Support (IPS) programs as an evidence-based practice, it is important to evaluate whether "real world" IPS programs can be implemented with fidelity and achieve outcomes comparable to programs evaluated in RCTs. The current evaluation examined retrospectively employment outcomes for go participants from an IPS-model Services for Employment and Education (SEE) program in Massachusetts over a 4.5-year period. Evaluators accessed demographic, functioning, and employment data from three sources--SEE program records/database, clinical records, and the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Client Tracking system. Results indicate that the SEE program maintained high IPS fidelity and achieved employment outcomes comparable or superior to other SE and IPS model programs described in the literature.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Employment / statistics & numerical data*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders / epidemiology
  • Mental Disorders / therapy*
  • Mental Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Mental Health Services / statistics & numerical data
  • Middle Aged
  • Program Evaluation
  • Social Support*