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Judith A Stein, Adeline Nyamathi
Homeless individuals are at risk for numerous health problems including Hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV is primarily caused by sharing of equipment associated with injection drug use (IDU). In the current study, we assessed differences among HCV-...
Adeline Nyamathi, Judith Stein, Janice Swanson
Using a multiracial sample of 621 homeless women, the authors tested a latent variable causal model of personal, cognitive, behavioral, and demographic predictors of two coping mediators and the outcome variables of HIV testing and return for test...
Judith Stein, Adeline Nyamathi, Michelle Leslie
This study looks at the effects of childhood abuse and prenatal substance abuse as a predictor of future homelessness, mental illness, and substance abuse. This study, using latent variable methodology, explores simultaneously the relative effects...
Adeline Nyamathi, Judith Stein, Elizabeth Dixon, Douglas Longshore, Elisha Galaif
Two separate path models for alcohol and drugs were tested in which psychosocial, environmental, and sociodemographic variables predicted behavioral and substance abuse related factors as well as the key outcome of positive attitudes about quitting...
Adeline Nyamathi, Elizabeth Dixon, Dorothy Wiley, Ashley Chrisitani, Ann Lowe
In this study of factors related to Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in 104 homeless HCV-infected men and 94 uninfected homeless men, findings reveal that homeless men with HCV infection are older and more likely to be cocaine injectors than those...
Adeline Nyamathi, Barbara Leake, Colleen Keenan, Lillian Gelberg
BACKGROUND: Information about whether specific types of support are associated with poor psychosocial profiles, health behaviors, and positive use of medical care is critical for identifying homeless women at highest risk for negative outcomes....
Adeline Nyamathi, Ashley Christiani, P. Gregerson, Barbara Leake, P. Nahid
Few studies have examined strategies for optimizing adherence to latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) treatment programs in homeless populations. This study compares the effectiveness of an intervention program employing nurse case management and...
Adeline Nyamathi, Douglas Longshore, Elisha Galaif, Barbara Leake
Characteristics associated with wanting to permanently quit their alcohol, cocaine or heroine use were examined in 748 homeless women. Only a third of Latinas wanted to stop using alcohol; they were also at relatively high risk for continued heroine...