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Evaluation of the "Housing First Program" in Patients With Severe Mental Disorders in France

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2014 by Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille Identifier:
First received: April 2, 2012
Last updated: August 29, 2014
Last verified: August 2014
As mental health care shifted from state psychiatric hospitals to the community in France and western countries, the mental health system became inevitably involved in housing as it strove to meet the broader psychosocial needs of consumers. Simultaneously, as many consumers found themselves unable to find stable living in the community and struggling with addictions, they became a significant subgroup within a larger homeless population, which has received increasing policy attention over the past three decades. There are two distinct service models for adults who have severe mental illness and are homeless: the residential continuum model and the Housing First model.

Condition Intervention
Subnormal; Mental, Severe Other: HOUSING FIRST PROGRAM Other: traditional French services

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Official Title: Evaluation of the "Housing First Program" in Patients With Severe Mental Disorders in France: a Multicentric Randomized Controlled Study

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Further study details as provided by Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • healthcare utilisation [ Time Frame: 3 YEARS ]
    hospitalizations, hospital days, and emergency department visits

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: August 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Housing First Program Other: HOUSING FIRST PROGRAM

Realization of a psychosocial organic evaluation and a citizen;

  • Support in the development and the maintenance of the housing;
  • Support in the diverse steps (administrative, judicial, financiers, etc.);
  • Support around addictions / alcohol;
  • Supportin the family and social relations, in the environment of the person -to favor the occupational integration, by prioritizing the insertion in ordinary environment(middle)
  • to favor the access and the preservation of the patient to the psychiatric and somatic care, to the devices and the departments favoring the social insertion and the integration.
Active Comparator: traditional French services Other: traditional French services
The person will not receive from intervention of the team of site, but the person can resort(turn) without limitation to all the range of services said " about "common law " set up in the direction of the persons homeless persons, as well as to every type of care. She can too reach the housing and\or the restoring, but this by means of the existing devices


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Of more than 18 years old;
  • In regular situation according to the order of March 15th, 2010 taken for application of the article R.444-1 of code of the construction and the house;
  • Whose administrative situation allows the access to social housing;
  • In situation of absolute touring or precarious housing
  • Presenting a diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder according to the classification DSM-IV;
  • Consuming psychoactive substances or not
  • Not presenting disorders of the understanding and being capable of reading and of writing

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Old under age 18;
  • With dependent children, pregnant women (parturientes or breast-feeding) with realization of a pregnancy test and the implementation of a contraception adapted to the health, to the values and to the needs of each;
  • Not answering the criteria of absolute touring or precarious housing
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01570712

Contact: pascal AUQUIER

Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Marseille Recruiting
Marseille, France, 13354
Contact: pascal auquier   
Principal Investigator: pascal auquier         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille
Study Director: BERNARD BELAIGUES Assistance Publique hôpitaux de Marseille
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille Identifier: NCT01570712     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011-A00668-33
2011-12 ( Other Identifier: AP HM )
Study First Received: April 2, 2012
Last Updated: August 29, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mental Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders processed this record on September 21, 2017