Identification and characteristics of older homeless African American women.

@article{Washington2005IdentificationAC,
  title={Identification and characteristics of older homeless African American women.},
  author={Olivia G. M. Washington},
  journal={Issues in mental health nursing},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={117-36}
}
More older African American women are homeless, with this issue receiving little research attention. An exploratory study examined demographics and health characteristics of 100 women. Their mean age was 52.55 years (SD = 3.57) and ranged from 50 to 74 years. Most were unmarried, homeless more than three months, reported more than two diagnoses, and self-rated their health as fair or good. Length of time homeless did not significantly influence self-reported health. Medical diagnoses increased… CONTINUE READING