Deborah K. Padgett

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In-depth interviews were conducted with 13 formerly homeless mentally ill women to capture their individual life trajectories of mental illness, substance abuse, and trauma in their own words. Cross-case analyses produced 5 themes: (a) betrayals of trust, (b) graphic or gratuitous nature of traumatic events, (c) anxiety about leaving their immediate(More)
The new paradigm of recovery has highlighted the importance of positive social relationships, but little is known about their role in recovery among homeless individuals with serious mental illness and comorbid substance abuse. This study used within- and across-case analyses of longitudinal data from qualitative interviews with 41 dually diagnosed(More)
This study describes changes in the use of inpatient mental health services by children and adolescents under age 18. The data were insurance claims from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employees Program. The study focused on a cut in inpatient benefits that occurred between 1978 and 1983. The rate of inpatient hospitalization dropped significantly,(More)
Dissemination efforts must optimize interventions for new settings and populations. As such, dissemination research should incorporate principles of quality improvement. Comprehensive Dynamic Trial (CDT) designs examine how information gained during dissemination may be used to modify interventions and improve performance. Although CDT may offer distinct(More)
We provide an overview of the Spitzer Legacy Program " Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems " (FEPS) which was proposed in 2000, begun in 2001, and executed aboard the Spitzer Space Telescope between 2003 and 2006. This program exploits the sensitivity of Spitzer to carry out mid-infrared spectrophotometric observations of solar-type stars. With a(More)
We characterize the Spitzer Wide-area Infrared Extragalactic Legacy Survey (SWIRE) galaxy populations in the SWIRE validation field within the Lockman Hole, based on the 3.6–24 m Spitzer data and deep U, g 0 , r 0 , i 0 optical imaging within an area $1/3 deg 2 for $16,000 Spitzer SWIRE sources. The entire SWIRE survey will discover over 2.3 million(More)
Data from a 1987 survey of 1,260 homeless adults in New York City show that mental problems and substance dependence were significantly linked to beating and sexual assault among women and to several types of injury and victimization among men. The extremely high rates of victimization and injury underscore a need for greater attention to the safety and(More)
We discuss optical associations, spectral energy distributions and photometric red-shifts for SWIRE sources in the ELAIS-N1 area and the Lockman Validation Field. The band-merged IRAC (3.6, 4.5, 5.8 and 8.0 µm) and MIPS (24, 70, 160 µm) data have been associated with optical UgriZ data from the INT Wide Field Survey in ELAIS-N1, and with our own optical(More)
This qualitative study analyzed 72 interviews with 39 formerly homeless psychiatric consumers to develop a grounded theory model of engagement and retention in mental health and substance abuse services. Person-centered themes included severity of mental illness and substance abuse (the latter also conflicting with programmatic abstinence requirements).(More)