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  1. The social disablement of men in hostels for homeless people. II : A comparison with patients from long-stay wards.

    Article - En anglais


    Some authors have argued that hostels for homeless people are increasingly taking over the role of psychiatric long-stay wards, and that this creates a problem.

    We set out to test this hypothesis.


    The social disablement of a random sample of 101 homeless men, described in Part 1, was compared with that of a sample of 66 psychiatric patients from a long-stay ward.


    The study sample rated significantly lower for social disablement than the long-stay ward sample.

    Thirteen subjects of the hostel sample had psychotic social behaviour problems.

    These had no history of being long-stay psychiatric patients, Conclusions.

    The hostel sample differ significantly in their social disablement from the chronic psychiatric patients.

    There is a small proportion of severely disturbed residents who might have been over-represented in previous non-random surveys.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Sans domicile fixe, Trouble psychiatrique, Trouble comportement social, Etude comparative, Service santé, Foyer communautaire, Hôpital psychiatrique, Mâle, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Homeless, Mental disorder, Social behavior disorder, Comparative study, Health service, Community home, Psychiatric hospital, Male, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0385973

    Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 01/03/1996.