Last updated on September 2018

"Let's Get Organized" in Adult Psychiatric/Habilitation Care


Brief description of study

This project aims to evaluate and establish evidence for a novel, group-based intervention that can help people with cognitive limitations due to mental or neurodevelopmental disorders to improve their ability to manage time and organize activities. This might provide an important step towards establishing healthy life habits, getting or maintaining employment, and managing family life. Time management is a necessary skill for maintaining healthy life habits and daily occupations in modern society. People with limited cognitive function due to, for example, mental or neurodevelopmental disorders, have documented difficulties in time management, which is also related to issues with self-efficacy. Common interventions for persons with poor time management are time-assistive devices and products, but studies show that these devices alone are not enough to cover these people's needs. Structured training is needed, but there is a lack of structured interventions to enhance time management skills. The intervention program "Let's get organized" (LGO) is a manual-based group intervention aiming to enhance time management, targeted to persons with mental or neurodevelopmental disorders. In a recent feasibility study the LGO showed promising results.

This project aims to evaluate to what extent the LGO intervention is effective in improving time management, and satisfaction with daily occupations. The proposed project is a randomized-controlled trial carried out in ten psychiatric units in Sweden. Participants (n=104) will be randomly assigned to either LGO group intervention or individual Occupational Therapy intervention for ten weeks .The primary outcome of the study is self-reported time management measured by the Assessment of Time Management Skills. Secondary outcomes are occupational balance, self-efficacy, parental competence and cost-effectiveness.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03654248

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