Personal and Health-related Characteristics of Older, Homeless African American Women

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159421
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Personal and Health-related Characteristics of Older, Homeless African American Women
Abstract:
Personal and Health-related Characteristics of Older, Homeless African American Women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Washington, Olivia
Contact Address:Family, Community, and Mental Health, 5557 Cass Avenue, Rm. 313, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
The proportion of homeless people 50 years of age and older is expected to increase dramatically as the unmet need for affordable housing continues unabated. Increased numbers of baby-boomers reaching older adulthood do not qualify for entitlements available to the legally old. Social scientists agree that the number of undomiciled persons, 50 years of age and older, should be included in the “older homeless” category. Women are becoming a greater presence among homeless, with African American women disproportionately represented. Older African American women comprise an increasingly large percentage of the population at serious risk for becoming homeless, with poor nutrition and harsh living conditions associated with being homeless leading to declines in health and greater risk for HIV and other communicable diseases. A life course model has been developed for African Americans that focus on effects of their experiences with psychological, social, and economic suppression that can negatively influence the health of present and future cohorts. Consequently, a need exists to understand this growing population in terms of their personal and health-related characteristics. As part of a larger study, the present study addresses this need by recruiting and interviewing older urban homeless women of color, and employing an experimental pretest-posttest design to evaluate a cognitive-behavioral group therapy intervention. Specific aims of the present study are to develop a descriptive profile of older African American women, their backgrounds, circumstances, and problems associated with homelessness. A sequential sample of homeless African American women aged 50 or older (n=80) will be drawn from selected urban community sites and randomly assigned to either the treatment condition or a control group. Data collected from these women will be analyzed using univariate and bivariate statistical procedures to provide a profile of older homeless African American women. AN: MN030263
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePersonal and Health-related Characteristics of Older, Homeless African American Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159421-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Personal and Health-related Characteristics of Older, Homeless African American Women </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Washington, Olivia</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Family, Community, and Mental Health, 5557 Cass Avenue, Rm. 313, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The proportion of homeless people 50 years of age and older is expected to increase dramatically as the unmet need for affordable housing continues unabated. Increased numbers of baby-boomers reaching older adulthood do not qualify for entitlements available to the legally old. Social scientists agree that the number of undomiciled persons, 50 years of age and older, should be included in the &ldquo;older homeless&rdquo; category. Women are becoming a greater presence among homeless, with African American women disproportionately represented. Older African American women comprise an increasingly large percentage of the population at serious risk for becoming homeless, with poor nutrition and harsh living conditions associated with being homeless leading to declines in health and greater risk for HIV and other communicable diseases. A life course model has been developed for African Americans that focus on effects of their experiences with psychological, social, and economic suppression that can negatively influence the health of present and future cohorts. Consequently, a need exists to understand this growing population in terms of their personal and health-related characteristics. As part of a larger study, the present study addresses this need by recruiting and interviewing older urban homeless women of color, and employing an experimental pretest-posttest design to evaluate a cognitive-behavioral group therapy intervention. Specific aims of the present study are to develop a descriptive profile of older African American women, their backgrounds, circumstances, and problems associated with homelessness. A sequential sample of homeless African American women aged 50 or older (n=80) will be drawn from selected urban community sites and randomly assigned to either the treatment condition or a control group. Data collected from these women will be analyzed using univariate and bivariate statistical procedures to provide a profile of older homeless African American women. AN: MN030263 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:59:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:59:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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