Health-Seeking Challenges Among Homeless, Drug-Using Youth

Approximately 1.5 to 2 million homeless young persons live on the streets in the United States. With the current economic situation, research is needed on quality of services geared toward homeless young adults. The objective of this study was to explore homeless young adults' perspectives on barriers and facilitators of health-care-seeking behavior and their perspectives on improving existing programs for homeless persons. This article is a descriptive qualitative study using focus groups, with a purposeful sample of 24 homeless drug-using young adults.

Publication Date: 
2012
Publisher(s): 
US National Library of Medicine
Pages: 
212-218
Volume: 
59
Issue: 
3
Journal Name: 
Nursing Research
Location: 
United States