Despite the dramatic growth of homelessness research, there have been no systematic assessments of consumer and provider preferences regarding the content of this research.
Therefore, 87 clients and 28 staff of a homeless veterans program were administered a 15-item questionnaire requesting identification of the 5 « most » and 5 « least » important research topics.
Staff and clients differed significantly on 6 items considered most important and 4 items considered least important.
Clients wanted more research that focused on material needs, whereas staff preferences were more broadly distributed.
The fact that appreciable data exist for many of the research topics that respondents identified as important raises concerns about the accessibility of homelessness research.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sans domicile fixe, Attitude, Recherche scientifique, Consommateur, Etude comparative, Personnel sanitaire, Communauté, Santé mentale, Environnement social, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Ancien combattant
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Homeless, Attitude, Scientific research, Consumer, Comparative study, Health staff, Community, Mental health, Social environment, United States, North America, America, Human, Veteran
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0388143
Code Inist : 002B18I11. Création : 22/03/2000.