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Chambers C, Chiu S, Scott AN
Factors associated with poor mental health status among homeless women with and without dependent children.
The researchers estimated the prevalence of mental health problems among homeless women as well as the effects of risk factors on those problems. They found that, in a group of 522 homeless women in Toronto, Canada, poor mental health was associated with low perceived access to social support, physical/sexual assault in the past 12 months, presence of a chronic health condition, and presence of a drug use problem.
Citation: Chambers C, Chiu S, Scott AN . Factors associated with poor mental health status among homeless women with and without dependent children. Community Ment Health J. 2014 Jul;50(5):553-9. doi: 10.1007/s10597-013-9605-7..
Keywords: Behavioral Health, Chronic Conditions, Social Determinants of Health, Risk