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Benissa E. Salem, Jordan Kwon, Masha Ames
Homeless service providers (HSPs) are on the frontlines of caring for the most vulnerable populations to help them navigate out of homelessness and access health and social services. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand, from the...
Benissa E. Salem, Adeline Nyamathi, Faith Idemundia, Regina Slaughter, Masha Ames
The exponential increase in the number of women parolees and probationers in the last decade has made women the most rapidly growing group of offenders in the United States. The purpose of this descriptive, qualitative study is to understand the...
Adeline Nyamathi, Benissa E. Salem, Elizabeth Marlow, Sheldon Zhang, Kartik Yadav
This cross-sectional study assessed predictors of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) positivity with baseline data collected on recently released male parolees (N = 157) participating in a randomized trial focused on reduction of drug use, recidivism, and risk...
Adeline Nyamathi, Barbara Kennedy, Catherine Branson, Benissa Salem, Farinaz Khalilifard, Mary Marfisee, Daniel Getzoff, Barbara Leake
In a prospective two-group pilot study of a convenient sample of 156 young adults, we assessed improvement in HIV cognitive and transmission knowledge, hepatitis knowledge, and mental health at six-month follow-up. Multiple linear regression...
Adeline Nyamathi, Benissa E. Salem, Sheldon Zhang, David Farabee, Betsy Hall, Farinaz Khalilifard, Barbara Leake
Although hepatitis A virus (HAV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections are vaccine-preventable diseases, few homeless parolees coming out of prisons and jails have received the hepatitis A and B vaccination series. The study focused on completion...
Maria Ekstrand, Yen Le, Adeline Nyamathi, Tanya Oleskowicz, Benissa Salem, Sanghyuk Shin, Katrik Yadav
Treatment readiness is a key predictor of drug treatment completion, rearrest, and recidivism during community reentry; however, limited data exist among homeless female offenders (HFOs). The purpose of this study was to present baseline data from a...
Adeline M. Nyamathi, Sheldon Zhang, Benissa E. Salem, David Farabee, Betsy Hall, Elizabeth Marlow, Mark Faucette, Doug Bond, Kartik Yadav
Objectives This study conducted a randomized controlled trial with 600 recently released homeless men exiting California jails and prisons. Methods The purpose of this study was to primarily ascertain how different levels of intensity in peer...
Benissa E. Salem, Jennifer Ma-Pham, Stephanie Chen, Mary-Lynn Brecht, Anna Liza Antonio, Masha Ames
Interventions are needed to address frailty and other behaviors (e.g., drug and alcohol use) among prefrail and frail homeless women (P/FHW). The purpose of this pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) was to compare the efficacy of a Frailty...