Evaluation of Housing First Initiative for Chicago Homeless With Chronic Medical Illness (CHHP)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Research and Education Foundation of Michael Reese Hospital
Information provided by:
John H. Stroger Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00490581
First received: June 20, 2007
Last updated: September 9, 2008
Last verified: June 2008

June 20, 2007
September 9, 2008
September 2003
December 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Hospitalized days - length of stay Emergency Room visits [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Hospitalized days - length of stay Emergency Room visits [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
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all cause mortality [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
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Evaluation of Housing First Initiative for Chicago Homeless With Chronic Medical Illness
Evaluation of the Housing First Initiative of Chicago Housing for Health Partnership

The study hypothesizes that early housing after hospitalization with case management integrated into the health and housing systems, will results in decreased use of costly health services (i.e., hospitalizations and Emergency Room visits) with no negative affect on health. To address this hypothesis the investigators implemented a Randomized controlled trial of 407 homeless adults with chronic medical illness in Chicago. Eligible homeless adults were enrolled during a hospitalization to intervention - Early housing with case management - or usual care - usual case management and housing options. The investigators followed the sample for 18 months with assessments at baseline, 1,3,6,9,12 and 18 months are enrollment. Study measures include Quality of Life, Health service use, Alcohol and Substance Use, housing and social and demographic characteristics.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Unstable Housing
Other: case management and supportive housing
patients randomized to the study group are offerred respite care/interim housing and case management upon discharge from enrolling hospitalization. They are also offerred stable housing within 90 days of enrolling hospital discharge, with case management at all 3 stages - hospital, respite care/interim housing, and stable housing.
  • Experimental: Study group
    These patients are assigned to the intervention of early supportive housing with case management integrated into the medical system. These subjects are offerred respite care/interim housing upon discharge from enrolling hospitalizations, followed by stable housing within 90 days. They have a case manager at each stage (hospital, respite/interim housing, and stable housing)
    Intervention: Other: case management and supportive housing
  • No Intervention: Usual Care
    These patients receive usual social services for hospital discharge planning.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
407
June 2008
December 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • English or spanish speaking
  • Presence of at least one chronic medical illness
  • Unstable housing
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00490581
JHSH2003-107
No
Laura S. Sadowski, Principal Investigator, Collaborative Research Unit
John H. Stroger Hospital
Research and Education Foundation of Michael Reese Hospital
Principal Investigator: laura s sadowski, md, mph Collaborative Research Unit, Stroger Hospital of Cook County
John H. Stroger Hospital
June 2008

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