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  1. Fulltext. Preventing recurrent homelessness among mentally ill men : A "critical time" intervention after discharge from a shelter.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study examined a strategy to prevent homelessness among individuals with severe mental illness by providing a bridge between institutional and community care.

    Methods

    Ninety-six men with severe mental illness who were entering community housing from a shelter institution were randomized to receive 9 months of a « critical time » intervention plus usual services or usual services only.

    The primary analysis compared the mean number of homeless nights for the two groups during the 18-month follow-up period.

    To elucidate time trends, survival curves were used.

    Results

    Over the 18-month follow-up period, the average number of homeless nights was 30 for the critical time intervention group and 91 for the usual services group.

    Survival curves showed that after the 9-month period of active intervention, the difference between the two groups did not diminish.

    Conclusions

    Strategies that focus on critical time of transition may contribute to the prevention of recurrent homelessness among individuals with mental illness, even after the period of active intervention.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Homme, Sans domicile fixe, Récidive, Prévention, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Continuité soins

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Human, Homeless, Relapse, Prevention, United States, North America, America

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

    Cote : 97-0362612

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 12/09/1997.