Behavioral Health Services for Women Receiving Public Assistance

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (lack of funding)
First Posted : April 7, 2003
Last Update Posted : December 3, 2015
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pennsylvania

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether access to behavioral health services has been affected by welfare reform.

Condition or disease
Mental Disorders

Detailed Description:
This study examines patterns of behavioral health service use among a group of female household heads who receive Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and have serious mental illness (SMI). The findings from this study will be used to determine the feasibility of conducting a full-scale longitudinal study of the impact of welfare reform outcomes on female household heads who have SMI and are currently or formerly recipients of welfare.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Access to Behavioral Health Services for Women on TANF
Study Start Date : January 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2002
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2002

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female head of household on TANF at any time during first quarter of 1997 and used at least one behavioral health service during that quarter
  • DSM IV diagnosis of serious mental illness

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00057655

United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19103
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Responsible Party: University of Pennsylvania Identifier: NCT00057655     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R03MH065384 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
R03MH065384 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: April 7, 2003    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 3, 2015
Last Verified: December 2015

Keywords provided by University of Pennsylvania:
Social Welfare
Mentally Ill Persons
Mental Health Services

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mental Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders