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J Ment Health Adm. 1995 Spring;22(2):135-46.

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

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School of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA.


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 nonconsumer. 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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