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Recruitment and retention of homeless individuals with mental illness in a housing first intervention study
Author(s): Verena Strehlau, Iris Torchalla, Michelle Patterson, Akm Moniruzzaman, Allison Laing, Sindi Addorisiob, Jim Frankish, Michael Krausz
Publication Date: 2017
Background Homeless individuals with mental illness are challenging to recruit and retain in longitudinal research studies. The present study uses information from the Vancouver site of a Canadian multi-city longitudinal randomized controlled trial on housing first interventions for homeless individuals. We were able to recruit 500 participants and retain large number of homeless individuals with mental illness; 92% of the participants completed...
Author(s): François Noël, Akm Moniruzzaman, Julian Somers, Jim Frankish, Verena Strehlau, Christian Schütz, Michael Krausz
Publication Date: 2015
Purpose Previous cross-sectional studies have indicated that homeless individuals may present with high rates of suicidal ideation, which are strongly associated with completed suicide. We conducted the first known longitudinal study of suicidal ideation in the homeless. Methods We used data collected over 24 months in the Vancouver At Home project (N = 497), comprised two randomized-controlled trials of housing interventions for homeless indi...
Author(s): Sahoo Saddichha, Joelle M. Fliers, Jim Frankish, Julian Somers, Christian G. Schuetz, Michael R. Krausz
Publication Date: 2014
Background: Incarceration and homelessness are closely related yet studied rarely. This article aimed to study the incarcerated homeless and identify specific vulnerabilities, which rendered them different from the nonincarcerated homeless. It also aimed to describe the homeless population and its significant involvement with the criminal justice and enforcement system. Methods: Data were derived from the British Columbia Health of the Homeles...
Author(s): Diane Gray, Shirley Chau, Tim Huerta, Jim Frankish
Publication Date: 2011
Homelessness can impact one's use of health and social services. Our paper provides a descriptive analysis of the nature, prevalence and impacts of migration amongst homeless people in two cities. We examine experiences of 120 homeless men in Vancouver and Kelowna in relation to their mobility and its impact(s) on housing stability, health status and behaviours, health and social services. Data were collected for a three year period in which home...