A study of risk factors for homelessness among the severely mentally ill was extended to include women, and a case-sontrol study of 100 indifent women with schizophrenia meeting criteria for literal homelessness and 100 such women with no history of homelessness was conducted.
Subjects were recruited from shelters, clinics, and inpatient pshychiatric programs in New York City.
Clinical interviewers used standardized research instruments to probe three domains of risk factors : severity of mental illness, family background, and prior mental health service use.
Findings adjusted for ethnicity revealed that homeless women had higher rates of a concurrent diagnosis of alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and antisocial personality disorder.
Homeless women also had less adequate family support.
Mots-clés Pascal : Schizophrénie, Epidémiologie, Femme, Homme, Sans domicile fixe, Facteur risque, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Schizophrenia, Epidemiology, Woman, Human, Homeless, Risk factor, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0485093
Code Inist : 002B18C06A. Création : 01/03/1996.