This meta-analytic review synthesizes the findings of 24 published studies dealing with the effectiveness of case management with the severely and persistently mentally ill.
Summative findings were :
(1) Overall, case management interventions are effective-75% of the clients who participate in them do better than the average client who does not ; (2) The estimated preventive fraction (e.g., prevention of re-hospitalization) among clients who experience relatively intense case management service (case loads of 15 or less, 89%) is nearly 30% greater than that estimated among similar clients receiving less intensive service ; and (3) Various case management practice models did not differ significantly on estimated effectiveness.
Important questions concerning the differential effectiveness of case management by specific program, worker, client, and client-worker relationship characteristics remain to be answered.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Chronique, Grave, Traitement communautaire, Psychiatrie communautaire, Métaanalyse, Article synthèse, Efficacité traitement, Santé mentale, Homme, Suivi cas
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Chronic, Severe, Community treatment, Community psychiatry, Metaanalysis, Review, Treatment efficiency, Mental health, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0130957
Code Inist : 002B18I11. Création : 16/11/1999.