Behavioral Health Services for Women Receiving Public Assistance

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
University of Pennsylvania Identifier:
First received: April 4, 2003
Last updated: December 17, 2013
Last verified: November 2005

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

Mental Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Access to Behavioral Health Services for Women on TANF

Further study details as provided by University of Pennsylvania:

Study Start Date: January 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2003
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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years
Genders 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: NCT00057655

United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19103
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00057655     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R03 MH65384, R03MH065384, DSIR SE
Study First Received: April 4, 2003
Last Updated: December 17, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by University of Pennsylvania:
Social Welfare
Mentally Ill Persons
Mental Health Services processed this record on March 26, 2015