Service use over time and achievement of stable housing in a mentally ill homeless population.

  title={Service use over time and achievement of stable housing in a mentally ill homeless population.},
  author={David E. Pollio and Elward L Spitznagel and Carol S North and Suzanne Thompson and Douglas A Foster},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  volume={51 12},
OBJECTIVE Service use among clients of a multiservice agency serving homeless persons with severe mental illness was examined to determine whether patterns of service use reflected two stages in an adaptation of the transtheoretical model of change. In the adapted model, change occurs in five stages-pre-engagement, contemplation, engagement, the strategic moment, and consolidation. It was hypothesized that rates of service use would be highest immediately after clients obtained housing (the… CONTINUE READING

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