Research was supported by the VA Mental Health Strategic Group and Health Care Services Research and Development Service.
TREATMENT INVOLVEMENT AND OUTCOMES FOR FOUR SUBTYPES OF HOMELESS VETERANS
Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
1998 American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume 68, Issue 2, pages 285–294, April 1998
How to Cite
Humphreys, K. and Rosenheck, R. (1998), TREATMENT INVOLVEMENT AND OUTCOMES FOR FOUR SUBTYPES OF HOMELESS VETERANS. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 68: 285–294. doi: 10.1037/h0080337
- Issue published online: 24 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
A longitudinal study examined treatment services and outcomes in a nationwide sample of 565 homeless veterans who were classified as alcoholic, psychiatrically impaired, multiproblem, or best-functioning. All four groups experienced some improvement in their primary problem area, in employment status, and in residential quality at eight-month follow-up, but there were significant differences in degree of improvement across groups. Implications for the design of homeless programs and policies are discussed.