homeless persons

Summary

Summary: Persons who have no permanent residence. The concept excludes nomadic peoples.

Top Publications

  1. doi Randomized trial of the effects of housing assistance on the health and risk behaviors of homeless and unstably housed people living with HIV
    Richard J Wolitski
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton RD NE E 35, Atlanta, GA, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:493-503. 2010
  2. ncbi Why housing?
    Angela A Aidala
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:1-6. 2007
  3. pmc Tuberculosis in London: the importance of homelessness, problem drug use and prison
    A Story
    Tuberculosis Section, Respiratory Diseases Department, Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, London NW9 5EQ, UK
    Thorax 62:667-71. 2007
  4. doi Health care and public service use and costs before and after provision of housing for chronically homeless persons with severe alcohol problems
    Mary E Larimer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    JAMA 301:1349-57. 2009
  5. doi How are homeless people treated in the healthcare system and other societal institutions? Study of their experiences and trust
    Robert Irestig
    Department of Community Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 38:225-31. 2010
  6. doi Residential mobility among patients admitted to acute psychiatric wards
    Alex D Tulloch
    King s College London, King s Health Partners, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Health Place 17:859-66. 2011
  7. pmc Basic subsistence needs and overall health among human immunodeficiency virus-infected homeless and unstably housed women
    Elise D Riley
    University of California at San Francisco, UCSF Box 0874, San Francisco, CA 94143 0874, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 174:515-22. 2011
  8. pmc Drug problems among homeless individuals in Toronto, Canada: prevalence, drugs of choice, and relation to health status
    Michelle N Grinman
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St, Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:94. 2010
  9. pmc Hepatitis C virus infection in San Francisco's HIV-infected urban poor
    Christopher S Hall
    Division of Infectious Diseases, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:357-65. 2004
  10. pmc Housing First, consumer choice, and harm reduction for homeless individuals with a dual diagnosis
    Sam Tsemberis
    Pathways to Housing, Inc, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:651-6. 2004

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  1. doi Randomized trial of the effects of housing assistance on the health and risk behaviors of homeless and unstably housed people living with HIV
    Richard J Wolitski
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton RD NE E 35, Atlanta, GA, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:493-503. 2010
    ..HOPWA rental assistance improves housing status and, in some cases, health outcomes of homeless and unstably housed people living with HIV/AIDS...
  2. ncbi Why housing?
    Angela A Aidala
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:1-6. 2007
    ..We introduce this supplement with a discussion of the "why" question...
  3. pmc Tuberculosis in London: the importance of homelessness, problem drug use and prison
    A Story
    Tuberculosis Section, Respiratory Diseases Department, Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, London NW9 5EQ, UK
    Thorax 62:667-71. 2007
    ..In the UK, TB is concentrated in subgroups of the population in large urban centres. The impact of homelessness, imprisonment and problem drug use on TB control in London is reviewed...
  4. doi Health care and public service use and costs before and after provision of housing for chronically homeless persons with severe alcohol problems
    Mary E Larimer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    JAMA 301:1349-57. 2009
    ..Chronically homeless individuals with severe alcohol problems often have multiple medical and psychiatric problems and use costly health and criminal justice services at high rates...
  5. doi How are homeless people treated in the healthcare system and other societal institutions? Study of their experiences and trust
    Robert Irestig
    Department of Community Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 38:225-31. 2010
    ..To elucidate the perceived treatment that the homeless have received from the healthcare and other societal organisations and to present homeless persons' trust in the healthcare system and suggestions of necessary changes for improving it.
  6. doi Residential mobility among patients admitted to acute psychiatric wards
    Alex D Tulloch
    King s College London, King s Health Partners, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Health Place 17:859-66. 2011
    ..Unadjusted effects of gender, marital status and previous service use were mediated by homelessness. Possible mechanisms for the associations with homelessness and younger age are discussed...
  7. pmc Basic subsistence needs and overall health among human immunodeficiency virus-infected homeless and unstably housed women
    Elise D Riley
    University of California at San Francisco, UCSF Box 0874, San Francisco, CA 94143 0874, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 174:515-22. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc Drug problems among homeless individuals in Toronto, Canada: prevalence, drugs of choice, and relation to health status
    Michelle N Grinman
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St, Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:94. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and characteristics of drug use among a representative sample of homeless individuals and to examine the association between drug problems and physical and mental health status...
  9. pmc Hepatitis C virus infection in San Francisco's HIV-infected urban poor
    Christopher S Hall
    Division of Infectious Diseases, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:357-65. 2004
    ..To measure Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) prevalence, incidence, and initiation of HCV therapy in a representative HIV-infected cohort of the urban poor...
  10. pmc Housing First, consumer choice, and harm reduction for homeless individuals with a dual diagnosis
    Sam Tsemberis
    Pathways to Housing, Inc, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:651-6. 2004
    ..We examined the longitudinal effects of a Housing First program for homeless, mentally ill individuals' on those individuals' consumer choice, housing stability, substance use, treatment utilization, and psychiatric symptoms...
  11. ncbi Mortality among men using homeless shelters in Toronto, Ontario
    S W Hwang
    FK Morrow Inner City Health Research Unit, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA 283:2152-7. 2000
    b>Homeless persons in US cities have high mortality rates. However, few comparison data exist for death rates among homeless persons in other developed countries.
  12. pmc Risk factors for hepatitis C virus infection among homeless adults
    Adeline M Nyamathi
    University of California at Los Angeles, Factor Building Room 2 250, Box 95170, 2 Los Angeles, CA 90095 1702, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:134-43. 2002
    ..To describe the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in a sample of homeless and impoverished adults and examine risk factors for HCV infection in the overall sample and as a function of injection drug use...
  13. ncbi From contact investigation to tuberculosis screening of drug addicts and homeless persons in Rotterdam
    Gerard De Vries
    Department of Tuberculosis Control, Municipal Health Service Rotterdam, PO Box 70032, 3000 LP Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 16:133-6. 2006
    ..2001 there were indications that tuberculosis (TB) was increasingly becoming a problem among drug addicts and homeless persons in Rotterdam, after a periodical screening was discontinued in 1997...
  14. ncbi Violence, homelessness, and HIV risk among crack-using African-American women
    Wendee M Wechsberg
    Substance Abuse Treatment Formulations and Interventions, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709 2194, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 38:669-700. 2003
    ....
  15. ncbi Housing need, housing assistance, and connection to HIV medical care
    Angela A Aidala
    Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:101-15. 2007
    ..Findings provide strong evidence that housing needs are a significant barrier to consistent, appropriate HIV medical care, and that receipt of housing assistance has an independent, direct impact on improved medical care outcomes...
  16. pmc Universal health insurance and health care access for homeless persons
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Public Health 100:1454-61. 2010
    ..We examined the extent of unmet needs and barriers to accessing health care among homeless people within a universal health insurance system...
  17. pmc Gender disparities in HIV health care utilization among the severely disadvantaged: can we determine the reasons?
    Nancy L Sohler
    Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education of the City College of New York, Department of Community Health and Social Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 23:775-83. 2009
    ..Development of intervention strategies that specifically target severely disadvantaged women's HIV health care utilization is in great need...
  18. pmc Bartonella quintana in body lice and head lice from homeless persons, San Francisco, California, USA
    Denise L Bonilla
    California Department of Public Health, Vector Borne Disease Section, Richmond, California 94804, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:912-5. 2009
    ..quintana strain Fuller. Further work is needed to examine how homeless persons acquire lice and determine the risk for illness to persons infested with B. quintana-infected lice.
  19. pmc The prevalence of mental disorders among the homeless in western countries: systematic review and meta-regression analysis
    Seena Fazel
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 5:e225. 2008
    ..We undertook a systematic review of surveys of such disorders in homeless people...
  20. pmc Efficacy of a woman-focused intervention to reduce HIV risk and increase self-sufficiency among African American crack abusers
    Wendee M Wechsberg
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1165-73. 2004
    ..This study compares 3- and 6-month outcomes of a woman-focused HIV intervention for crack abusers, a revised National Institute on Drug Abuse standard intervention, and a control group...
  21. pmc Health status, health care use, medication use, and medication adherence among homeless and housed people living with HIV/AIDS
    Daniel P Kidder
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:2238-45. 2007
    ..We sought to compare health status, health care use, HIV anti-retroviral medication use, and HIV medication adherence among homeless and housed people with HIV/AIDS...
  22. ncbi Screening for tuberculosis upon admission to shelters and free-meal services
    J Solsona
    Centro de Prevenció i Control de la Tuberculosi CAP Drassanes, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:123-8. 2001
    ..The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence and risk factors for tuberculosis infection and disease among the homeless in Barcelona and to evaluate the roles of case finding and contact investigation...
  23. doi Tuberculosis among drug users and homeless persons: impact of voluntary X-ray investigation on active case finding
    U Goetsch
    Department of Health, Department of Infectious Diseases, Health Protection Authority, City of Frankfurt am Main, Breite Gasse 28, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Infection 40:389-95. 2012
    ..Illicit drug use and homelessness are major contributors to the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) among inhabitants of major cities...
  24. ncbi Use of isoniazid for latent tuberculosis infection in a public health clinic
    Philip A Lobue
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Field Services Branch, P O Box 85222, Mail Stop P511D, San Diego, CA 92186 5222, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 168:443-7. 2003
    ..In summary, we conclude that in our clinic population isoniazid is a safe therapy for latent tuberculosis, but its effectiveness is limited by modest completion rates...
  25. pmc How can health services effectively meet the health needs of homeless people?
    Nat M J Wright
    Leeds Community Drug Treatment Services, Leeds, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 56:286-93. 2006
    ..Despite this, they often have problems in obtaining suitable health care...
  26. pmc Residential status as a risk factor for drug use and HIV risk among young men who have sex with men
    Michele D Kipke
    Community, Health Outcomes, and Intervention Research Program, The Saban Research Institute, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:56-69. 2007
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  27. ncbi The effectiveness of assertive community treatment for homeless populations with severe mental illness: a meta-analysis
    Craig M Coldwell
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Center for Evalative and Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:393-9. 2007
    The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of assertive community treatment in the rehabilitation of homeless persons with severe mental illness using a meta-analysis.
  28. ncbi The impact of a police drug crackdown on drug injectors' ability to practice harm reduction: a qualitative study
    Hannah Cooper
    Medical Health and Research Institution National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, 71 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor, New York 10010, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:673-84. 2005
    ..Possible strategies include improving access to treatment and establishing safe injection spaces...
  29. ncbi Neuropsychological functioning of homeless men
    Cindy Solliday-McRoy
    Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 192:471-8. 2004
    ..These findings suggest that the homeless men in this study had considerable assessment and treatment needs that were not being met by most of the health and social services offered to them...
  30. ncbi Incidence and risk factors for pulmonary tuberculosis among the poor in the northern region of Poland
    J Romaszko
    Niepubliczny Zakład Opieki Zdrowotnej NZOZ Pantamed Ltd, Olsztyn, Poland
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:430-5. 2008
    ..Identification of such risk groups should be the basis for prevention programmes aimed at containing the spread of the disease...
  31. ncbi Outcomes of contact investigation among homeless persons with infectious tuberculosis
    L W H Yun
    TB Clinic, Denver Health and Hospital, Denver, Colorado 80204 4507, USA
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 7:S405-11. 2003
    ..Homelessness is an important risk factor for tuberculosis (TB). Health departments often fail to identify contacts for homeless TB cases, but little else is known about the outcome of contact investigations for these cases...
  32. doi Physical diseases among homeless people: gender differences and comparisons with the general population
    Ulla Beijer
    Karolinska Institute, Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Social Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 37:93-100. 2009
    ..To study morbidity amongst homeless men and women by comparing prevalence of hospital care for somatic diseases and injuries with a control group of men and women from the general population...
  33. pmc Effects of sustained abstinence among treated substance-abusing homeless persons on housing and employment
    Jesse B Milby
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CH 201, 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294 1170, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:913-8. 2010
    We examined whether cocaine-dependent homeless persons had stable housing and were employed 6, 12, and 18 months after they entered a randomized controlled trial comparing 2 treatments.
  34. doi Risk factors for homelessness among women veterans
    Donna L Washington
    Health and Equity at the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:82-91. 2010
    ..Women veterans are three to four times more likely than non-veteran women to become homeless. However, their risk factors for homelessness have not been defined...
  35. doi Supportive housing approaches in the Collaborative Initiative to Help End Chronic Homelessness (CICH)
    Marilyn Kresky-Wolff
    The CDM Group, Inc, 7500 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 37:213-25. 2010
    ..The authors discuss the lessons reported by sites that were associated with housing configuration, type of lease, and role of property personnel...
  36. doi Psychiatric disorders and mortality among people in homeless shelters in Denmark: a nationwide register-based cohort study
    Sandra Feodor Nielsen
    Mental Health Centre Copenhagen and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Lancet 377:2205-14. 2011
    ..We aimed to assess registered psychiatric disorders, mortality, and predictors of mortality in the homeless shelter population in Denmark...
  37. pmc The unmet health care needs of homeless adults: a national study
    Travis P Baggett
    General Medicine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1326-33. 2010
    ..We assessed the prevalence and predictors of past-year unmet needs for 5 types of health care services in a national sample of homeless adults...
  38. pmc Tuberculosis infection among homeless persons and caregivers in a high-tuberculosis-prevalence area in Japan: a cross-sectional study
    Takahiro Tabuchi
    Public Health, Department of Social and Environmental Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, 2 2 Yamadaoka, Suita Shi, Osaka, Japan
    BMC Infect Dis 11:22. 2011
    Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem. The Airin district of Osaka City has a large population of homeless persons and caregivers and is estimated to be the largest TB-endemic area in the intermediate-prevalence country, ..
  39. pmc Multidimensional social support and the health of homeless individuals
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urban Health 86:791-803. 2009
    ..g., social capital) and their influence on the health of homeless individuals...
  40. pmc Shelter-based managed alcohol administration to chronically homeless people addicted to alcohol
    Tiina Podymow
    Inner City Health Project, University of Ottawa, and the Department of Medicine, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ont
    CMAJ 174:45-9. 2006
    ....
  41. doi Effect of a housing and case management program on emergency department visits and hospitalizations among chronically ill homeless adults: a randomized trial
    Laura S Sadowski
    Collaborative Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Stroger Hospital of Cook County, 1900 W Polk St, Room 1606, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    JAMA 301:1771-8. 2009
    ..Homeless adults, especially those with chronic medical illnesses, are frequent users of costly medical services, especially emergency department and hospital services...
  42. doi Access to primary care for homeless veterans with serious mental illness or substance abuse: a follow-up evaluation of co-located primary care and homeless social services
    James McGuire
    Department of Veterans Affairs Northeast Program Evaluation Center NEPEC, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 36:255-64. 2009
    ..Further research is needed to determine generalizability and longer term effects...
  43. pmc Cross-jurisdictional transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Maryland and Washington, D C, 1996-2000, linked to the homeless
    Monica Lathan
    Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:1249-51. 2002
    ..C., homeless shelter. Molecular epidemiology defined the extent of this large, cross-jurisdictional outbreak...
  44. ncbi Comparison of homeless veterans with other homeless men in a large clinical outreach program
    Richard Tessler
    University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 240 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003 9278, USA
    Psychiatr Q 73:109-19. 2002
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  45. pmc Homelessness and HIV risk behaviors among injection drug users
    Stephen Metraux
    Graduate Program in Health Policy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 600 South 43rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4495, USA
    J Urban Health 81:618-29. 2004
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  46. ncbi The impact of chronic hepatitis C on health-related quality of life in homeless and marginally housed individuals with HIV
    Judith I Tsui
    San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 94121, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:603-10. 2007
    ..These results suggest that co-infection with HCV may have an adverse effect on HRQOL among homeless and marginally housed individuals with HIV...
  47. ncbi Poverty, unstable housing, and HIV infection among women living in the United States
    Elise D Riley
    University of California at San Francisco, UCSF Box 1372, Epidemiology and Prevention Interventions Center, San Francisco, CA 94143 1372, USA
    Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 4:181-6. 2007
    ..Suggestions for service provision are offered with the understanding that providers may have limited time and expertise to meet the entire array of needs for impoverished women...
  48. doi Working across boundaries to improve health outcomes: a case study of a housing support and outreach service for homeless people living with HIV
    Ailsa Cameron
    School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol
    Health Soc Care Community 17:388-95. 2009
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  49. pmc Homeless people's perceptions of welcomeness and unwelcomeness in healthcare encounters
    Chuck K Wen
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1011-7. 2007
    ..Homeless people face many barriers to obtaining health care, and their attitudes toward seeking health care services may be shaped in part by previous encounters with health care providers...
  50. ncbi Access to housing as a structural intervention for homeless and unstably housed people living with HIV: rationale, methods, and implementation of the housing and health study
    Daniel P Kidder
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:149-61. 2007
    ....
  51. pmc Latent tuberculosis among persons at risk for infection with HIV, Tijuana, Mexico
    Richard S Garfein
    University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:757-63. 2010
    ..Therefore, we recruited injection drug users, noninjection drug users, female sex workers, and homeless persons for a study involving risk assessment, rapid HIV testing, and TB screening...
  52. pmc Health care for homeless women
    Joy H Lewis
    University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:921-8. 2003
    ..This study determines how much perceived unmet need for medical care there is among homeless women, what homeless women perceive to be barriers to health care, and how barriers and other factors are associated with unmet needs...
  53. ncbi A randomized controlled trial of integrated versus parallel housing services for homeless adults with severe mental illness
    Gregory J McHugo
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, New Hampshire Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    Schizophr Bull 30:969-82. 2004
    ....
  54. ncbi Decreasing psychiatric symptoms by increasing choice in services for adults with histories of homelessness
    Ronni Michelle Greenwood
    The City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 36:223-38. 2005
    ..The strong and inverse relationship between perceived choice and psychiatric symptoms supports expansion of programs that increase consumer choice, thereby enhancing mastery and decreasing psychiatric symptoms...
  55. ncbi Treating homeless clients with severe mental illness and substance use disorders: costs and outcomes
    Gary A Morse
    Community Alternatives, St Louis, MO, USA
    Community Ment Health J 42:377-404. 2006
    ..The average total costs associated with the IACT and Control conditions were significantly less than the average total costs for the ACTO condition...
  56. ncbi Sexual risk among impoverished women: understanding the role of housing status
    Suzanne L Wenzel
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:9-20. 2007
    ..Findings provide further evidence that interventions should address a multifaceted context of HIV risk for impoverished women...
  57. ncbi Outbreak of tuberculosis among homeless persons coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus
    Peter D McElroy
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:1305-12. 2003
    ..Earlier recognition of this shelter as a site of M. tuberculosis transmission could have been facilitated through innovative approaches to contact investigation and through genetic typing of isolates...
  58. pmc The co-occurrence of AIDS and homelessness: results from the integration of administrative databases for AIDS surveillance and public shelter utilisation in Philadelphia
    D P Culhane
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:515-20. 2001
    ..Administrative databases from the City of Philadelphia that track public shelter utilisation (n=44 337) and AIDS case reporting (n=7749) were merged to identify rates and risk factors for co-occurring homelessness and AIDS...
  59. pmc The health of homeless immigrants
    S Chiu
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:943-8. 2009
    ..This study examined the association between immigrant status and current health in a representative sample of 1189 homeless people in Toronto, Canada...
  60. ncbi The epidemiology of the homeless population and its impact on an urban emergency department
    J D'Amore
    New York University Bellevue Department of Emergency Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 8:1051-5. 2001
    ..To characterize the homeless adult population of an urban emergency department (ED) and study the medical, psychiatric, and social factors that contribute to homelessness...
  61. pmc Risk of death among homeless women: a cohort study and review of the literature
    Angela M Cheung
    Women s Health Program, University Health Network, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 170:1243-7. 2004
    ..We also compare our results with those of other published studies of homeless women and with data for women in the general population...
  62. ncbi Risk of HIV infection but not other sexually transmitted diseases is lower among homeless Muslim men in Kolkata
    Arunansu Talukdar
    Calcutta National Medical College, Calcutta, India
    AIDS 21:2231-5. 2007
    ..To compare the risk of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STD) among homeless Muslim (circumcised) and Hindu (uncircumcised) men in Kolkata, India...
  63. ncbi Provider assessment of adherence to HIV antiretroviral therapy
    D R Bangsberg
    Epidemiology and Prevention Interventions Center, Division of Infectious Diseases and the Positive Health Program, San Francisco General Hospital University of California, San Francisco UCSF 94110, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 26:435-42. 2001
    ..Adherence assessment is an essential component of monitoring HIV antiretroviral therapy. Prior studies suggest that medical providers frequently estimate individual patient adherence inaccurately...
  64. ncbi Impact of mobile radiographic screening on tuberculosis among drug users and homeless persons
    Gerard De Vries
    Department of Tuberculosis Control, Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam Rijnmond, P O Box 70032, 3000 LP Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 176:201-7. 2007
    In 2002, a mobile radiographic screening program was started in Rotterdam to respond to high rates of tuberculosis (TB) among illicit drug users and homeless persons.
  65. pmc Pillbox organizers are associated with improved adherence to HIV antiretroviral therapy and viral suppression: a marginal structural model analysis
    Maya L Petersen
    Division of Biostatistics, University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 45:908-15. 2007
    ..Pillbox organizers are inexpensive and easily used; however, their effect on adherence to antiretroviral medications is unknown...
  66. ncbi HIV, homelessness, and public health: critical issues and a call for increased action
    Richard J Wolitski
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:167-71. 2007
    ..Such efforts, however, may have significant effects on the individuals and communities most affected by HIV/AIDS...
  67. ncbi The effects of housing status on health-related outcomes in people living with HIV: a systematic review of the literature
    Chad A Leaver
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    AIDS Behav 11:85-100. 2007
    ....
  68. pmc Social determinants and the health of drug users: socioeconomic status, homelessness, and incarceration
    Sandro Galea
    Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10029 5293, USA
    Public Health Rep 117:S135-45. 2002
    ..This article reviews the evidence on the adverse health consequences of low socioeconomic status, homelessness, and incarceration among drug users...
  69. ncbi Case management is associated with improved antiretroviral adherence and CD4+ cell counts in homeless and marginally housed individuals with HIV infection
    M B Kushel
    Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco 94143 1372, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 43:234-42. 2006
    ..Our goal was to determine whether CM is associated with reduced acute medical care use and improved biological outcomes in homeless and marginally housed persons with HIV infection...
  70. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of supported housing for homeless persons with mental illness
    Robert Rosenheck
    Veterans Affairs Northeast Program Evaluation Center West Haven and Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:940-51. 2003
    ..In 1992, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) established the HUD-VA Supported Housing (HUD-VASH) program...
  71. pmc Mortality among residents of shelters, rooming houses, and hotels in Canada: 11 year follow-up study
    Stephen W Hwang
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMJ 339:b4036. 2009
    ..To examine mortality in a representative nationwide sample of homeless and marginally housed people living in shelters, rooming houses, and hotels...
  72. doi Contribution of a shelter-based survey for screening respiratory diseases in the homeless
    Sekene Badiaga
    URMITE CNRS IRD UMR 6236, Faculte de Medecine, Marseille, France
    Eur J Public Health 19:157-60. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the contribution of a shelter-based survey to identify respiratory diseases in the homeless population in Marseilles, in order to further develop preventive interventions...
  73. ncbi A review of the literature on the effectiveness of housing and support, assertive community treatment, and intensive case management interventions for persons with mental illness who have been homeless
    Geoffrey Nelson
    Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 77:350-61. 2007
    ..47), while the weakest outcomes were found for ICM programs alone (effect size = .28). The results of this review were discussed in terms of their implications for policy, practice, and future research...
  74. ncbi The role of the emergency department in the care of homeless and disadvantaged populations
    David M Morris
    Department of Emergency Medicine, MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham Union Hospital, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
    Emerg Med Clin North Am 24:839-48. 2006
    ..Current research on the value of socio-medical integration in the ED setting is discussed, with emphasis on selected initiatives that have demonstrated feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and impact...
  75. doi Impact of the seeking safety program on clinical outcomes among homeless female veterans with psychiatric disorders
    Rani A Desai
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System 182, 950 Campbell Ave, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:996-1003. 2008
    ..This study examined its effectiveness when used with homeless women veterans with psychiatric or substance abuse problems at 11 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers that had Homeless Women Veterans Programs...
  76. doi Experiences of homeless people in the health care delivery system: a descriptive phenomenological study
    Diane Cocozza Martins
    Community Health Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Rhode Island, White Hall, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA
    Public Health Nurs 25:420-30. 2008
    ..The objective of this research is to understand the experiences of homeless people with the health care system...
  77. pmc BRIEF REPORT: the aging of the homeless population: fourteen-year trends in San Francisco
    Judith A Hahn
    Epi Center, Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 1372, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:775-8. 2006
    ..Homelessness is associated with high rates of health and substance use problems...
  78. ncbi A multidisciplinary, learner-centered, student-run clinic for the homeless
    Dana L Clark
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098 3915, USA
    Fam Med 35:394-7. 2003
    ..Houston Outreach Medicine Education and Social Services teaches students, in multidisciplinary teams, using the learner-centered model, to provide primary health care to the homeless...
  79. ncbi Impact of permanent supportive housing on the use of acute care health services by homeless adults
    Tia E Martinez
    Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:992-9. 2006
    ..This analysis examined the impact of permanent supportive housing on the use of acute care public health services by homeless people with mental illness, substance use disorder, and other disabilities...
  80. ncbi The proportion of veterans among homeless men: a decade later
    G Gamache
    Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Northampton, MA 01053 9764, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 36:481-5. 2001
    ....
  81. pmc Homelessness and health
    Jeffrey Turnbull
    Ottawa Inner City Health Inc and the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont
    CMAJ 177:1065-6. 2007
  82. pmc Latent tuberculosis and active tuberculosis disease rates among the homeless, New York, New York, USA, 1992-2006
    John M McAdam
    St Vincent s Hospital, Manhattan, New York, New York 10011, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1109-11. 2009
    ..a retrospective study to examine trends in latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and TB disease rates among homeless persons in shelters in New York, NY, 1992-2006...
  83. pmc Experiences with and attitudes toward death and dying among homeless persons
    John Song
    Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:427-34. 2007
    b>Homeless persons face many barriers to health care, have few resources, and experience high death rates. They live lives of disenfranchisement and neglect. Few studies have explored their experiences and attitudes toward death and dying...
  84. ncbi Neuropsychological evaluation of higher functioning homeless persons: a comparison of an abbreviated test battery to the mini-mental state exam
    E A Gonzalez
    Division of Psychology, University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital, UM/JMH, Mental Health Hospital Center, Florida 33136, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 189:176-81. 2001
    ..Results support previous findings that large numbers of people who are homeless are neuropsychologically impaired; this should be considered when planning treatment and rehabilitation...
  85. pmc Engaging homeless persons in end of life preparations
    John Song
    Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:2031-6; quiz 2037-45. 2008
    ..There are no prospective studies that have investigated the effects of an intervention to improve end of life (EOL) care in an underserved population...
  86. ncbi Health care utilization of chronic inebriates
    Lisa Thornquist
    Hennepin County Adult Services Department, Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 9:300-8. 2002
    ....
  87. ncbi Diagnostic and other correlates of HIV risk behaviors in a probability sample of homeless adults
    Jason C Forney
    Ecological Community Psychology Program, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, 9 Psychology Building, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:92-9. 2007
    ..This study assessed the relationship between psychiatric disorders, including substance abuse and dependence, and risk behaviors for contracting HIV...
  88. pmc Dying on the streets: homeless persons' concerns and desires about end of life care
    John Song
    Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:435-41. 2007
    ..Exploring their desires and concerns will provide insight for the care of this vulnerable and disenfranchised population, as well as others who are underserved...
  89. doi Health and illness in context: a pragmatic, interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning applied public health within an urban safety net system
    Matthew Iles-Shih
    School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 17:308-12. 2011
    ..This article describes one bridge designed to connect the academy to local safety net systems and the lessons learned during its construction...
  90. pmc Impact of hepatitis B and C infection on health services utilization in homeless adults: a test of the Gelberg-Andersen Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations
    Judith A Stein
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Health Psychol 31:20-30. 2012
    ..Design: A population-based sample of 534 homeless adults in Los Angeles' "Skid Row" was interviewed and tested for HBV and HCV...
  91. doi Online communities of practice as a communication resource for community health nurses working with homeless persons
    Ruta K Valaitis
    School of Nursing and Dorothy C Hall Chair in Primary Health Care Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Adv Nurs 67:1273-84. 2011
    ..This study explored community health nurses' viewpoints about a Canadian online community of practice to support their practice with homeless or under-housed populations...
  92. pmc Risk factors for long-term homelessness: findings from a longitudinal study of first-time homeless single adults
    Carol L M Caton
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 600 W 168th St, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1753-9. 2005
    ..We examined risk factors for long-term homelessness among newly homeless men and women who were admitted to New York City shelters in 2001 and 2002...
  93. pmc The health impact of supportive housing for HIV-positive homeless patients: a randomized controlled trial
    David Buchanan
    John Stroger Hospital of Cook County formerly Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL, and Rush University, Chicago, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S675-80. 2009
    ..We assessed the health impact of a housing and case management program, the Chicago Housing for Health Partnership, for homeless people with HIV...
  94. ncbi Pellagra in 2 homeless men
    S G Kertesz
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Mass, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 76:315-8. 2001
    ..The combination of homelessness, alcohol abuse, and failure to eat regularly--particularly, failure to make use of shelter-based meal programs--may identify people at special risk in contemporary settings...
  95. doi Healthcare experiences of the homeless
    Bonnie Nickasch
    Thedacare, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA
    J Am Acad Nurse Pract 21:39-46. 2009
    ..To explore the healthcare experiences of homeless individuals and inform providers of the barriers created by the situation of homelessness...
  96. doi Survey findings on characteristics and health status of clients treated by the federally funded (US) Health Care for the Homeless Programs
    Cheryl Zlotnick
    Children s Hospital and Research Center Oakland, Center for the Vulnerable Child, Oakland, CA 94609 1809, USA
    Health Soc Care Community 17:18-26. 2009
    ..3%, respectively). This study shows that the HCH clinics are serving homeless individuals who have a variety of complex health and psychosocial needs, and its most frequent users are those who experience the most barriers accessing care...
  97. ncbi Sexually transmitted infections among urban shelter clients
    Diane M Grimley
    Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:666-9. 2006
    ..One contributor to this persistent problem is pockets of infection among persons who may not have regular access to health care, a group that includes those who seek services at shelters...
  98. ncbi Outcomes and service use among homeless persons with serious mental illness and substance abuse
    Gerardo Gonzalez
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:437-46. 2002
    This study compared baseline characteristics and clinical improvement after 12 months among homeless persons with a diagnosis of serious mental illness with and without a comorbid substance use disorder.
  99. ncbi Violence, self-harm, victimisation and homelessness in patients admitted to an acute inpatient unit in South Australia
    David Ash
    West Adelaide Mental Health Service, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, South Australia
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 49:112-8. 2003
    ..To measure the incidence of traumatic and potentially socially disruptive events prior to admission to a psychiatric hospital...
  100. doi A comparison of National Emergency Department use by homeless versus non-homeless people in the United States
    Gary Oates
    West Virgnia University, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 20:840-5. 2009
    ..A single-site study described differences between homeless and non-homeless patient utilization of the emergency department (ED). No prior study has examined ED use by the homeless on a national level...
  101. ncbi Type of social support among homeless women: its impact on psychosocial resources, health and health behaviors, and use of health services
    A Nyamathi
    School of Nursing, University of California at Los Angeles, 90095 6918, USA
    Nurs Res 49:318-26. 2000
    ..Information about whether specific types of support are associated with poor psychosocial profiles, health behaviors, and positive use of medical care is critical for identifying homeless women at highest risk for negative outcomes...

Research Grants98

  1. Payees, Disability Payments and Dual Diagnosis
    Marc Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..community agencies in 18 locations in 9 different states provided Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) to homeless persons with severe mental illness. Most of the 7229 participants had concomitant substance abuse disorders...
  2. SUSTAINING ABSTINENCE IN DUALLY DIAGNOSED HOMELESS
    JESSE MILBY; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abusers? It refines an ongoing innovative day treatment program for dually diagnosed, cocaine-abusing homeless persons, including work and housing interventions...
  3. Improving Varenicline Adherence and Outcome in Homeless Smokers
    Kolawole Okuyemi; Fiscal Year: 2009
    One underserved group is the 4 million homeless persons in the US among whom cigarette smoking rate is an alarming 70% or more; these rates are 3 times higher than national average...
  4. Improving Varenicline Adherence and Outcome in Homeless Smokers
    Kolawole S Okuyemi; Fiscal Year: 2010
    One underserved group is the 4 million homeless persons in the US among whom cigarette smoking rate is an alarming 70% or more;these rates are 3 times higher than national average...
  5. Improving Varenicline Adherence and Outcome in Homeless Smokers
    Kolawole Okuyemi; Fiscal Year: 2009
    One underserved group is the 4 million homeless persons in the US among whom cigarette smoking rate is an alarming 70% or more; these rates are 3 times higher than national average...
  6. Improving Varenicline Adherence and Outcome in Homeless Smokers
    Kolawole Okuyemi; Fiscal Year: 2009
    One underserved group is the 4 million homeless persons in the US among whom cigarette smoking rate is an alarming 70% or more; these rates are 3 times higher than national average...
  7. Serving Homeless Welfare Clients With ADM Problems
    Laura Schmidt; Fiscal Year: 2007
    We are submitting this proposal in response to PA-02-150, "Services and Intervention Research with Homeless Persons Having Alcohol, Drug Abuse, or Mental (ADM) Disorders...
  8. Community-Based Approach to Designing an AIDS Program for HIV+ Mothers in India
    Adeline Nyamathi; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These findings will lead to future funding to actually develop and test a newly designed program. ..
  9. HBV Prevention for Homeless At-Risk for HBV/HCV/HIV
    Adeline Nyamathi; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..However, HBV vaccination programs among homeless persons, many of whom may be contending with drug and alcohol abuse, unemployment, language barriers and live in a ..
  10. HBV Prevention for Homeless at Risk for HBV/HCV/HIV
    Adeline Nyamathi; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..b>Homeless persons least likely to complete the vaccine series were young (<40), and were men having sex with men (MSM); a ..
  11. Health Promotion Coaching/Vaccine for Homeless Parolees
    Adeline M Nyamathi; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Our recent data also revealed homeless persons least likely to complete a HAV/HBV vaccine series were young (<40), and were men who had been discharged ..
  12. Alcohol Use Reduction in Methadone Individuals with HCV
    Adeline Nyamathi; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  13. HBV Prevention for Homeless at Risk for HBV/HCV/HIV
    Adeline M Nyamathi; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..b>Homeless persons least likely to complete the vaccine series were young (<40), and were men having sex with men (MSM);a ..
  14. Health Promotion Coaching/Vaccine for Homeless Parolees
    Adeline M Nyamathi; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Our recent data also revealed homeless persons least likely to complete a HAV/HBV vaccine series were young (<40), and were men who had been discharged ..
  15. HBV Prevention for Homeless at Risk for HBV/HCV/HIV
    Adeline Nyamathi; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..b>Homeless persons least likely to complete the vaccine series were young (<40), and were men having sex with men (MSM); a ..
  16. HBV Prevention for Homeless At-Risk for HBV/HCV/HIV
    Adeline Nyamathi; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..However, homeless persons, many of whom may be contending with drug and alcohol abuse and unemployment, and live in a disorganized ..
  17. TB/HIV RISK REDUCTION WITH HOMELESS AND DRUG ADDICTED
    Adeline Nyamathi; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  18. Health Promotion Coaching/Vaccine for Homeless Parolees
    Adeline Nyamathi; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Our recent data also revealed homeless persons least likely to complete a HAV/HBV vaccine series were young (< 40), and were men who had been discharged ..
  19. TRANSPORTING TREATMENT FOR HOMELESS COCAINE ABUSERS
    JESSE MILBY; Fiscal Year: 2001
    DESCRIPTION: (Applicant's Abstract) Substance abuse in homeless persons is associated with multiple health risks and presents daunting challenges to agencies providing services...
  20. Examining Provider-Consumer Service Interactions
    Victoria Stanhope; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..will examine how coercion operates within the context of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) services for homeless persons with SMI...
  21. Homeless Persons' Use of Addiction Treatment Services
    Stefan Kertesz; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..D. is an academic physician in general internal medicine with five years of clinical experience caring for homeless persons addicted to drugs and alcohol, and drug abuse research training experience...
  22. HIV Prevention Among SMI in Transitional Housing
    Kathleen Sikkema; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..will identify a community-level intervention for reducing and maintaining HIV risk reduction among formerly homeless persons with SMI or DD living in THPS...
  23. A Services Intervention for Homeless with Schizophrenia
    David Folsom; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..in psychiatry and family medicine, on his clinical experience in providing psychiatric and primary care to homeless persons with mental illnesses, and on his current research in homelessness and healthcare for people with ..