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An evaluation of a hybrid occupational therapy and supported employment program in Japan for persons with schizophrenia.

Authors
  • Oka, Masao
  • Otsuka, Kensei
  • Yokoyama, Nuburo
  • Mintz, Jim
  • Hoshino, Kenyo
  • Niwa, Shin-Ichi
  • Liberman, Robert Paul
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2004
Volume
58
Issue
4
Pages
466–475
Identifiers
PMID: 15315253
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A combined program of occupational therapy and supported employment was successful in a Japanese psychiatric hospital when implemented with the continuing involvement of a clinical team. Interventions that improve the emotional and housing supports provided to persons with schizophrenia by their families are likely to enhance the outcome of vocational services.

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