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Título: A social ecological approach to investigating relationships between housing and adaptive functioning for persons with serious mental illness
Autor: Kloos, Bret
Shah, Seema
Palavras-chave: Social ecology
Serious mental illness
Supported housing
Mixed methods
Mental health services research
Social ecology
Serious mental illness
Supported housing
Mixed methods
Mental health services research
Data: 2009
Editora: Springer
Citação: American Journal of Community Psychology, 44, 316-326
Resumo: This paper seeks to advance mental health— housing research regarding which factors of housing and neighborhood environments are critical for adaptive functioning, health, and recovery for persons with serious mental illness (SMI). Housing and neighborhood environments are particularly important for persons with SMI because of the prevalence of poor housing conditions among this population. Most mental health—housing research has been limited by a focus on problems in environments and functioning. The paper seeks to expand the mental health—housing research agenda to consider protective factors that promote community integration and adaptive functioning. We provide an account of how social ecology theory transformed a research program, from examining individual risk factors to investigating the functioning of persons in the contexts of their housing and neighborhood experiences. The resulting housing environment framework—physical aspects of housing and neighborhoods, social environment of neighborhoods, and interpersonal relationships tied to housing—allows for identification of opportunities for health promotion and facilitation of participation in community-based settings. This program of research draws upon several methods to understand the social experience of persons with SMI living in community settings—survey research, qualitative interviews, Geographic Information Systems, participatory research, and visual ethnography. In this paper, we present how social ecology theory was instrumental in the development of new housing environment measures, the selection of appropriate research methods, and framing research questions that are building a new empirical base of knowledge about promoting adaptive functioning, health, and recovery for persons with SMI living in community settings.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/2642
DOI: 10.1007/s10464-009-9277-1
ISSN: 0091-0562
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