Mental and physical health of homeless persons who use emergency shelters in Vancouver.

  title={Mental and physical health of homeless persons who use emergency shelters in Vancouver.},
  author={Sonia Acorn},
  journal={Hospital & community psychiatry},
  volume={44 9},
  • Sonia Acorn
  • Published 1993 in Hospital & community psychiatry
OBJECTIVES Homelessness is often associated with deinstitutionalization of chronic mentally ill people, but estimates of the number of mentally ill people in the homeless population vary. The purpose of the study was to determine the extent of psychiatric problems among the users of shelters for homeless persons in Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition, the study documented the demographic and physical health characteristics of shelter residents. METHODS Researchers surveyed 124 emergency… CONTINUE READING


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