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Tara A. Burra, Vicky Stergiopoulos, Sean B. Rourke
The primary goals of this systematic review were to assess studies of homeless adults and cognitive functioning, and to explore the clinical implications and potential impacts on social functioning of these cognitive deficits. The MEDLINE, CINAHL,...
Anna Skosireva, Patricia O'Campo, Suzanne Zerger, Catharine Chambers, Susan Gapka, Vicky Stergiopoulos
Research on discrimination in healthcare settings has primarily focused on health implications of race-based discrimination among ethno-racial minority groups. Little is known about discrimination experiences of other marginalized populations,...
Vicky Stergiopoulos, Agnes Gozdzik, Vachan Misir, Anna Skosireva, Aseefa Sarang, Jo Connelly, Adam Whisler, Kwame McKenzie
Little is known about the effectiveness of Housing First (HF) among ethnic minority groups, despite its growing popularity for homeless adults experiencing mental illness. This randomized controlled trial tests the effectiveness of a HF program...
Vicky Stergiopoulos, Agnes Gozdzik, Rosane Nisenbaum, Denise Lamanna, Stephen W. Hwang, Joshua Tepper, Don Wasylenki
The Coordinated Access to Care for Homeless People (CATCH) program is a brief multidisciplinary case management intervention for homeless adults discharged from hospital in Toronto, Canada. Here we describe the rationale for CATCH program...
Nishi Kumar, Erin Plenert, Stephen W. Hwang, Patricia O’Campo, Vicky Stergiopoulos
Objectives: This study aimed to identify challenges and facilitators of sustaining a Housing First intervention at the conclusion of a research demonstration project in Toronto. Methods: This qualitative study included key informant interviews with...
Denise Lamanna, Vicky Stergiopoulos, Janet Durbin, Patricia O'Campo, Daniel Poremski, Joshua Tepper
Promoting timely and continuous care for people experiencing homelessness has been a challenge in many jurisdictions, plagued by access barriers and service fragmentation. As part of a larger programme evaluation, this study used qualitative methods...
Eric Macnaughton, S. Kathleen Worton, Geoffrey Nelson, Julian Hasford, Tim Macleod, Vicky Stergiopoulos, Sam Tsemberis
This report summarizes findings from a study conducted from 2013-16 of expanding Housing First (HF) in six Canadian communities: Fraser Valley, BC, Saskatoon, SK, Winnipeg, MB, Waterloo and York Regions, ON, and Halifax, NS. This research project, “...
V. Stergiopoulos, A. Cusi, T. Bekele, A. Skosireva, E. Latimer, C. Schütz, I. Fernando, S. B. Rourke
This study examines neurocognitive functioning in a large, well-characterized sample of homeless adults with mental illness and assesses demographic and clinical factors associated with neurocognitive performance. A total of 1500 homeless adults...
Suzanne Zerger, Sarah Bacon, Simon Corneau, Anna Skosireva, Kwame McKenzie, Susan Gapka, Patricia O'Campo, Aseefa Sarang, Vicky Stergiopoulos
This mixed methods study explored the characteristics of and experiences with perceived discrimination in an ethnically diverse urban sample of adults experiencing homelessness and mental illness.  Data were collected in Toronto, Ontario, as part of...
Deborah Wise-Harris, Daniel Pauly, Deborah Kahan, Jason Tan de Bibiana, Stephen W. Hwang, Vicky Stergiopoulos
The experiences of individuals with mental illness and addictions who frequently present to hospital emergency departments (EDs) have rarely been explored. This study reports findings from self-reported, quantitative surveys (n = 166) and in-depth,...
Julia Woodhall-Melnik, Vachan Misir, Vered Kaufman-Shriqui, Patricia O’Campo, Vicky Stergiopoulos, Stephen Hwang
Research suggests that individuals experiencing homelessness have high rates of overweight and obesity. Unhealthy weights and homelessness are both associated with increased risk of poor health and mortality. Using longitudinal data from 575...
EA Latimer, D Rabouin, Z Cao, A Ly, G Powell, T Aubry, J Distasio, SW Hwang, JM Somers, V Stergiopoulos, S Veldhuizen, EEM Moodie, A Lesage, PN Goering
Limited evidence on the costs of homelessness in Canada is available. We estimated the average annual costs, in total and by cost category, that homeless people with mental illness engender from the perspective of society. We also identified...
Timothy E. Chung, Agnes Gozdzik, Luis I. Palma Lazgare, Matthew J. To, Tim Aubry, James Frankish, Stephen W. Hwang, Vicky Stergiopoulos
Objective This study compares the effect of Housing First on older (≥50 years old) and younger (18–49 years old) homeless adults with mental illness participating in At Home/Chez Soi, a 24-month multisite randomized controlled trial of Housing First...
Karen Urbanoski, Scott Veldhuizen, Michael Krausz, Christian Schütz, Julian M. Somers, Maritt Kirst, Marie-Josée Fleury, Vicky Stergiopoulos, Michelle Patterson, Verena Strehlau, Paula Goering
Evidence supports the effectiveness of Housing First (HF) programs for people who are experiencing homelessness and mental illness; however, questions remain about its use in people with comorbid substance use disorders (SUD). The aim of this...
Geoffrey Nelson, Ana Stefancic, Jennifer Rae, Greg Townley, Sam Tsemberis, Eric Macnaughton, Tim Aubry, Jino Distasio, Roch Hurtubise, Michelle Patterson, Vicky Stergiopoulos, Myra Piat, Paula Goering
This research sought to determine whether the implementation of Housing First in a large-scale, multi-site Canadian project for homeless participants with mental illness shows high fidelity to the Pathways Housing First model, and what factors help...