Homelessness: Research Articles

  1. Abur, W. & Spaaij, R. (2016). Settlement and employment experiences of South Sudanese people from refugee backgrounds in Melbourne, Australia. Australasian Review of African Studies, 37(2), 107-128. https://doi.org/10.22160/22035184/ARAS-2016-37-2/107-128
  2. Allport, T., Mace, J., Farah, F., Yusuf, F., Mahdjoubi, L., & Redwood, S. (2019). 'Like a life in a cage': Understanding child play and social interaction in Somali refugee families in the UK. Health & Place, 56, 191-201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.01.019
  3. Alpak, G., Unal, A., Bulbul, F., Sagaltici, E., Bez, Y., Altindag, A., Dalkilic, A., & Savas, H. A. (2015). Post-traumatic stress disorder among Syrian refugees in Turkey: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 19(1), 45-50. https://doi.org/10.3109/13651501.2014.961930
  4. Al-Smadi, A. M., Tawalbeh, L. I., Gammoh, O. S., Ashour, A., Tayfur, M., & Attarian, H. (2019). The prevalence and the predictors of insomnia among refugees. Journal of Health Psychology, 24(8), 1125-1133. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105316687631
  5. Anderson, I., & Christian, J. (2003). Causes of homelessness in the UK: A dynamic analysis. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 13(2), 105-118. https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.714
  6. Ao, T., Taylor, E., Lankau, E., Sivilli, TI., Blanton, C., Shetty, S., & Lopes-Cardozo, B. (2012). An investigation into suicides among Bhutanese refugees in the US 2009-2012 stakeholders report. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center; Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
  7. Aviles, A., & Helfrich, C. (2004). Life skill service needs: Perspectives of homeless youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 33(4), 331-338. doi:10.1023/B:JOYO.0000032641.82942.22
  8. Baggerly, J., & Jenkins, W. W. (2009). The effectiveness of child-centered play therapy on developmental and diagnostic factors in children who are homeless. International Journal of Play Therapy, 18(1), 45-55. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0013878
  9. Belcher, J. R., & DeForge, B. R. (2012). Social stigma and homelessness: The limits of social change. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 22(8), 929-946. doi:10.1080/10911359.2012.707941
  10. Bradley, D. M., Hersch, G., Reistetter, T., & Reed, K. (2011). Occupational participation of homeless people. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 27(1), 26-35. doi:10.1080/0164212X.2010.518311
  11. Burson, K., Fette, C., Orentlicher, M., Precin, P. J., Roush, S. N., & Kannenberg, K. (2017). Mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention in occupational therapy practice. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.716S03
  12. Canavan, R., Barry, M., Matanov, A., Barros, H., Gabor, E., Greacen, T., Holcnerova, P., Kluge, U., Nicaise, P., Moskalev, J., Diaz-Olalla, J. M., Strassmayr, C., Schene, A. H., Soares, J. J. F., Gaddini, A., & Priebe, P. (2012). Service provision and barriers to care for homeless people with mental health problems across 14 European capital cities. Biomedical Central Health Services Research, 12, 12-222. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-222
  13. Chard, G., Faulkner, T., & Chugg, A. (2009). Exploring occupation and its meaning among homeless men. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(3), 116-124. https://doi.org/10.1177/030802260907200306
  14. Donley, A. M. & Wright, J. D. (2012). Safer outside: A qualitative exploration of homeless people's resistance to homeless shelters. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 12(4), 288-306. doi:10.1080/15228932.2012.695645
  15. Ecker, J., Aubry, T., & Sylvestre, J. (2019). Pathways into homelessness among LGBTQ2S adults. Journal of Homosexuality, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2019.1600902
  16. Fazel, S., Khosla, V., Doll, H., & Geddes, J. (2008). The prevalence of mental disorders among the homeless in Western countries: Systematic review and meta-regression analysis. PLoS Medicine, 5(12), e225. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050225
  17. Fisk, D., Rakfeldt, J., Heffernan, K., & Rowe, M. (1999). Outreach workers' experiences in a homeless outreach project: Issues of boundaries, ethics and staff safety. Psychiatric Quarterly, 70(3), 231-246. doi:10.1023/A:1022003226967
  18. Gibson, R. W., D'Amico, M., Jaffe, L., & Arbesman, M. (2011). Occupational therapy interventions for recovery in the areas of community integration and normative life roles for adults with serious mental illness: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65(3), 247-256. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2011.001297
  19. Glass, R., Sevitz, B., Williamson, S., Wink, S., & Duncan, M. (2006). The occupational needs of homeless people at a place of renewal in Cape Metropole. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, 36, 11-13.
  20. Grandisson, M., Mitchell-Carvalho, M., Tang, V., & Korner-Bitensky, N. (2009). Occupational therapists' perceptions of their role with people who are homeless. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(11), 491-498. doi:10.4276/030802209X12577616538672
  21. Helfrich, C. A. & Fogg, L. F. (2007). Outcomes of a life skills intervention for homeless adults with mental illness. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 28(3-4), 313-326. doi:10.1007/s10935-007-0103-y
  22. Helfrich, C. A., Aviles, A. M., Badiani, C., Walens, D., & Sabol, P. (2006). Life skill interventions with homeless youth, domestic violence victims and adults with mental illness. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 20(3-4), 189-207. doi:10.1080/J003v20n03_12
  23. Hild, L., Simpson, E., & McDermott, C. (2019). Occupational needs of transitionally housed lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) young people. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73(4_Supplement_1), 7311505164. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6013
  24. Levitt, A., Culhane, D., DeGenova, J., O'Quinn, P., & Bainbridge, J. (2009). Health and social characteristics of homeless adults in Manhattan who were chronically or not chronically unsheltered. Psychiatric Services, 60, 978-981. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.60.7.978
  25. Lloyd, C. & Bassett, H. (2012). The role of occupational therapy in working with the homeless population: An assertive outreach approach. New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy, 59(1), 18 - 23.
  26. McNiel, D. E., Binder, R. L., & Robinson, J. C. (2005). Incarceration associated with homelessness, mental disorder, and co-occurring substance abuse. Psychiatric Services, 56, 840-846. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.56.7.840
  27. Merryman, M. & Synovec, C. (2017). Expanding mental health occupational therapy to emerging settings: Provider perspectives. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(4). (Supplement 1). doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO5156
  28. Minnery, J. & Greenhalgh, E. (2007). Approaches to homelessness policy in Europe, the United States, and Australia. Journal of Social Issues, 63(3), 641-655. doi:
  29. Minnery, J. & Greenhalgh, E. (2007). Approaches to homelessness policy in Europe, the United States, and Australia. Journal of Social Issues, 63(3), 641-655. doi:
  30. Moffa, M., Cronk, R., Fejfar, D., Dancausse, S., Padilla, L. A., & Bartram, J. (2018). A systematic scoping review of environmental health conditions and hygiene behaviors in homeless shelters. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 222(3), 335-346. doi:10.1016/j.ijheh.2018.12.004
  31. Muñoz, J. P., Dix, S., & Reichenbach, D. (2006). Building productive roles: Occupational therapy in a homeless shelter. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 20(3-4), 167-187. doi:10.1300/J003v20n03_11
  32. Nusselder, W. J., Slockers, M. T., Krol, L., Slockers, C. T., Looman, C. W., & van Beeck, E. F. (2013). Mortality and life expectancy in homeless men and women in Rotterdam: 2001-2010. PLoS One, 8(10), e73979. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073979
  33. Nyamathi, A., Shin, S. S., Smeltzer, J., Salem, B., Yadav, K., Krogh, D., & Ekstrand, M. (2017). Effectiveness of dialectical behavioral therapy on reduction of recidivism among recently incarcerated homeless women: A pilot study. International Journal of Offender Therapy & Comparative Criminology, 62(15), 4796-4813. https://doi-org.prx-usa.lirn.net/10.1177/0306624X18785516
  34. Olivet, J., McGraw, S., Grandin, M., & Bassuk, E. (2010). Staffing challenges and strategies for organizations serving individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 37(2), 226-238. doi: 10.1007/s11414-009-9201-3
  35. Patterson, M. L., Currie, L., Rezansoff, S., & Somers, J. M. (2015). Exiting homelessness: Perceived changes, barriers, and facilitators among formerly homeless adults with mental disorders. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 38(1), 81. doi:10.1037/prj0000101
  36. Radomski, M. V., Anheluk, M., Bartzen, M. P., & Zola, J. (2016). Effectiveness of interventions to address cognitive impairments and improve occupational performance after traumatic brain injury: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(3), 1-9. https://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2016.020776
  37. Rojo-Mota, G., Pedrero-Perez, E. J., & Huertas-Hoyas, E. (2017). Systematic review of occupational therapy in the treatment of addiction: Models, practice, and qualitative and quantitative research. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, (5). Retrieved from: https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.022061
  38. Roll, S. C., & Hardison, M. E. (2017). Effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions for adults with musculoskeletal conditions of the forearm, wrist, and hand: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(1), 1-12. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.023234
  39. Romaszko, J., Cymes, I., Dragańska, E., Kuchta, R., & Glińska-Lewczuk, K. (2017). Mortality among the homeless: Causes and meteorological relationships. PloS One, 12(12), e0189938. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0189938.
  40. Thomas, Y., Gray, M., & McGinty, S. (2011). A systematic review of occupational therapy interventions with homeless people. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 25(1), 38-53. doi:10.3109/07380577.2010.528554
  41. Tobin, K. & Murphy, J. (2013). Addressing the challenges of child and family homelessness. Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk, 4(1), 9. https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/childrenatrisk/vol4/iss1/9
  42. Tsai, J., Kasprow, W. J., & Rosenheck, R. A. (2014). Alcohol and drug use disorders among homeless veterans: Prevalence and association with supported housing outcomes. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 455-460. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.02.002
  43. Van Oss, T., Condoluci, S., & Annino, R. (2018). Homelessness and the role of occupational therapy. SIS Quarterly Practice Connections, 3(2), 11-13. https://www.aota.org/~/media/Corporate/Files/Secure/Publications/SIS-Quarterly-Newsletters/2018/May/May-2018-SISQPC.pdf
  44. Weber, M., Thompson, L., Schmiege, S. J., Peifer, K., & Farrell, E. (2013). Perception of access to health care by homeless individuals seeking services at a day shelter. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 27(4), 179-184. doi:0.1016/j.apnu.2013.05.001
  45. Weisz, C. & Quinn, D.M. (2017). Stigmatized identities, psychological distress, and physical health: Intersections of homelessness and race. Stigma and Health, 3(3), 229-240. doi:10.1037/sah0000093
  46. Woodhall-Melnik, J. R. & Dunn, J. R. (2016). A systematic review of outcomes associated with participation in Housing First programs. Housing Studies, 31(3), 287-304. https://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2015.1080816