# Recruitment in the Mental Health Treatment Study: A Behavioral Health/Employment Intervention for Social Security Disabled-Worker Beneficiaries

by David S. Salkever, Brent Gibbons, William D. Frey, Roline Milfort, Julie Bollmer, Thomas W. Hale, Robert E. Drake, and Howard H. Goldman

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 74, No. 2, 2014

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 74, No. 2, 2014

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Outcomes of the MHTS recruitment process

- All beneficiaries (N = 61,530).
- Letter mailed (n = 57,364).
- Spoke to beneficiary (n = 17,642).
- Beneficiary attended RIG meeting (n = 3,971).
- Enrolled (n = 2,238); thus, potential enrollees.
- Refused (n = 684); thus, potential enrollees.
- Other (n = 892); thus, potential enrollees. Includes beneficiaries who fell into one of three result codes: No longer locatable (n = 74), Max calls (n = 731), and Unknown (n = 87).
- Ineligible (n = 161); thus,
*not*potential enrollees.

- Beneficiary did not attend RIG meeting (n = 13,671).
- Max call attempts (n = 4,022); thus, potential enrollees.
- Refused (n = 7,419); thus, potential enrollees.
- No followup (n = 728); thus, potential enrollees.
- Ineligible (n = 1,499); thus,
*not*potential enrollees.

- Beneficiary attended RIG meeting (n = 3,971).
- Did not speak to beneficiary (n = 39,722).
- Max call attempts (n = 3,592); thus,
*possibly*potential enrollees. - No call record (n = 10,171); thus,
*possibly*potential enrollees. - Ineligible (n = 3,614); thus,
*not*potential enrollees. Deemed ineligible for various reasons based on study-site records: The beneficiary was receiving supported employment services at the site, a proxy answered the recruitment call and indicated that the beneficiary had a legal guardian, and so forth. - Letter sent, no followup (n = 7,948); thus,
*not*potential enrollees. - Could not locate (n = 14,397); thus,
*not*potential enrollees.

- Max call attempts (n = 3,592); thus,

- Spoke to beneficiary (n = 17,642).
- No letter mailed (n = 4,166); thus,
*not*potential enrollees.

- Letter mailed (n = 57,364).

### Final classification categories:

- Potential enrollees (n = 15,982): test sample (n = 7,991) and validation sample (n = 7,991).
- Possibly potential enrollees (n = 13,763): test sample (n = 6,882) and validation sample (n = 6,881).
- Not potential enrollees (n = 31,785).

SOURCE: Westat (2011).