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Pilot randomised controlled trial of the ENGAGER collaborative care intervention for prisoners with common mental health problems, near to and after release

Overview of attention for article published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies, July 2017
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Title
Pilot randomised controlled trial of the ENGAGER collaborative care intervention for prisoners with common mental health problems, near to and after release
Published in
Pilot and Feasibility Studies, July 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40814-017-0163-6
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Authors

Charlotte Lennox, Tim Kirkpatrick, Rod S. Taylor, Roxanne Todd, Clare Greenwood, Mark Haddad, Caroline Stevenson, Amy Stewart, Deborah Shenton, Lauren Carroll, Sarah L. Brand, Cath Quinn, Rob Anderson, Mike Maguire, Tirril Harris, Jennifer Shaw, Richard Byng, Charlotte Lennox, Tim Kirkpatrick, Rod S. Taylor, Roxanne Todd, Clare Greenwood, Mark Haddad, Caroline Stevenson, Amy Stewart, Deborah Shenton, Lauren Carroll, Sarah L. Brand, Cath Quinn, Rob Anderson, Mike Maguire, Tirril Harris, Jennifer Shaw, Richard Byng

Abstract

Rates of common mental health problems are much higher in prison populations, but access to primary care mental health support falls short of community equivalence. Discontinuity of care on release is the norm and is further complicated by substance use and a range of social problems, e.g. homelessness. To address these problems, we worked with criminal justice, third sector social inclusion services, health services and people with lived experiences (peer researchers), to develop a complex collaborative care intervention aimed at supporting men with common mental health problems near to and following release from prison. This paper describes an external pilot trial to test the feasibility of a full randomised controlled trial. Eligible individuals with 4 to 16 weeks left to serve were screened to assess for common mental health problems. Participants were then randomised at a ratio of 2:1 allocation to ENGAGER plus standard care (intervention) or standard care alone (treatment as usual). Participants were followed up at 1 and 3 months' post release. Success criteria for this pilot trial were to meet the recruitment target sample size of 60 participants, to follow up at least 50% of participants at 3 months' post release from prison, and to deliver the ENGAGER intervention. Estimates of recruitment and retention rates and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) are reported. Descriptive analyses included summaries (percentages or means) for participant demographics, and baseline characteristics are reported. Recruitment target was met with 60 participants randomised in 9 months. The average retention rates were 73% at 1 month [95% CI 61 to 83] and 47% at 3 months follow-up [95% CI 35 to 59]. Ninety percent of participants allocated to the intervention successfully engaged with a practitioner before release and 70% engaged following release. This pilot confirms the feasibility of conducting a randomised trial for prison leavers with common mental health problems. Based on this pilot study and some minor changes to the trial design and intervention, a full two-centre randomised trial assessing the clinical and cost-effectiveness of the ENGAGER intervention is currently underway.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 51 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 20%
Student > Master 9 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 16%
Researcher 6 12%
Unspecified 3 6%
Other 8 16%
Unknown 7 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 25%
Social Sciences 10 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 14%
Psychology 5 10%
Unspecified 3 6%
Other 4 8%
Unknown 9 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 January 2018.
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#1,911,389
of 12,387,983 outputs
Outputs from Pilot and Feasibility Studies
#93
of 318 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#51,179
of 224,805 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Pilot and Feasibility Studies
#8
of 21 outputs
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