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Max Brenner, Christopher Chu, Phillip Redpath, Valeria Rivera, Lauren Taylor
In the summer of 2011, a team of five undergraduate architecture students from the University of Virginia worked with a graduate student mentor and faculty advisor under an innovative design-build program, Initiative reCOVER. The team worked with a...
Thomas O'Toole, Barbara Hanusa, Paul Freyder, Alicia Conde-Martel, Michael Fine
Objectives. We identified substance use patterns and factors associated with increased substance use after users become homeless. Methods. We carried out a 2-city, community-based survey that used population proportionate sampling of 91 sites with...
Brian Garibaldi, Alicia Conde-Martel, Thomas O'Toole
Background: <br/>While older individuals who are homeless tend to be in poorer health, it is less clear how they view their health care needs and whether their self-reported patterns for accessing health services differ from younger homeless...
Thomas O'Toole, Alicia Conde-Martel, Barbara Hanusa, Michael Fine
It is important to understand the needs of those veterans who are homeless. We describe characteristics of homeless male veterans and factors associated with needing VA benefits from a two-city, community survey of 531 homeless adults. Overall, 425...
Peter D. Friedmann, Dawn Mello, Sean Lonergan, Claire Bourgault, Thomas P. O'Toole
Clinical trials suggest that depot extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX) is efficacious in reducing alcohol consumption among alcohol-dependent subjects (Authors).
Linda Resnik, Sarah Ekerholm, Erin E. Johnson, Marsha L. Ellison, Thomas P. O'Toole
Veterans Affairs (VA) is expanding peer support. Research is limited on Veterans’ perspective on benefits from peer services. This study describes homeless Veteran perceptions of value and examine characteristics associated with benefit. From a...
Thomas P. O’Toole, Christopher B. Roberts, Erin E. Johnson
This study assessed findings from a food-insecurity screening of a national sample of Veterans Administration clinics for homeless and formerly homeless veterans. Researchers reviewed results from initial screenings administered at 6 Veterans...
Amanda J. Noska, Pamela S. Belperio, Timothy P. Loomis, Thomas P. O’Toole, Lisa I. Backus
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest provider of hepatitis C virus (HCV) care nationally and provides health care to >200 000 homeless veterans each year. We used the VHA’s Corporate Data Warehouse and HCV Clinical Case...
Molly M. Simmons, Sonya Gabrielian, Thomas Byrne, Megan B. McCullough, Jeffery L. Smith, Thom J. Taylor, Tom P. O’Toole, Vincent Kane, Vera Yakovchenko, D. Keith McInnes, David A. Smelson
Background Homeless veterans often have multiple health care and psychosocial needs, including assistance with access to housing and health care, as well as support for ongoing treatment engagement. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) developed...
Thomas Mellman, Alexander Miller, Ellen Weissman, Susan Essock, Stephen Marder
Medication treatment of severe mental illness has been advanced and complicated by the introduction of numerous therapeutic agents. Practice guidelines based on research evidence have been developed to help clinicians make complex decisions. Studies...
Julie Christian, David Clapham, Shemeica Thomas, Dominic Abrams
There has been an increasing interest in the impact of individual well-being on the attitudes and actions of people receiving services designed to offer support. If well-being factors are important in the uptake and success of service programmes it...
Adi V. Gundlapalli, Marjorie E. Carter, Miland Palmer, Thomas Ginter, Andrew Redd, Steven Pickard, Shuying Shen, Brett South, Guy Divita, Scott Duvall, Thien M. Nguyen
Information retrieval algorithms based on natural language processing (NLP) of the free text of medical records have been used to find documents of interest from databases. Homelessness is a high priority non-medical diagnosis that is noted in...