Can we Predict Chronic Homelessness?
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01775683|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2013 by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
First Posted : January 25, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 25, 2013
Homeless men and women suffer more illness and sooner death compared to housed people. Among the homeless, there is a group that suffers more illness than others. This group is usually homeless for several months, makes up a smaller proportion of homeless people and uses more resources from emergency shelters than other homeless people. Some have asked if a difference in thinking skills explains how people who are homeless for a long time need more help in getting and keeping housing compared to other homeless persons.
In this study, thinking skills that help a person plan and make decisions will be screened among those who have been homeless for a long time and those who were homeless for a short time. If there is a difference, then screening may change how future homeless people get the help they need.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Observational Model:||Case Control|
|Official Title:||A Case-control Study to Determine Whether a Screening Measure of Executive Dysfunction, the Quick EXIT, is Predictive of Chronic Homelessness|
|Study Start Date :||January 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||September 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||September 2013|
Group A - chronically homeless
Men and women, greater than or equal to age 18 years, English-speaking, who are currently homeless and/or housed in an emergency shelter or housing facility for chronically homeless individuals ≥ 6 months.
Group B - control/formerly homeless
Men and women, greater than or equal to 18 years, English-speaking who are not homeless ≥4 times in the last 3 years and currently living in stable housing ≥ 6 months and in the last 3 years, has been homeless ≤ 1 month
- The Quick EXIT score [ Time Frame: Within 2 weeks of recruitment ]
- The Colour Trails test score [ Time Frame: Within 2 weeks of recruitment ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01775683
|The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre||Not yet recruiting|
|Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8M5|
|Contact: Claire Vayalumkal, BASc, MD 613-737-7350 ext 0 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Claire Vayalumkal, BASc, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Claire Vayalumkal, BASc, MD||The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre|