Objective: We assessed the feasibility and satisfaction of an apartment living program for formerly homeless adults with mental health and substance use disorders.
Method: A one-group pretest-posttest design was used with 22 participants who attended a six-week apartment living program.
Results: Sixteen participants completed the study and demonstrated improvement in the performance of and satisfaction with needed daily life skills (performance: Z = −3.56, p ≤ 0.000, d = −1.86; satisfaction: Z = −2.84, p ≤ 0.004, d = −1.85), interpersonal skills (Z = −3.52, p ≤ 0.000, d = −2.98) and quality-of-life scores (Z = −3.52, p ≤ 0.000, d = −1.34). Participants reported high levels of satisfaction with the program.
Conclusion: This study demonstrates the feasibility and satisfaction of an apartment living program and warrants further research.
Sharon A. Gutman, Emily I. Raphael-Greenfield, Jan Berg, Angela Agnese, Stephanie Gross, Sabah Ashmi, Omolara Ogunye, Connie Shin & Daniella Weiss
Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, Volume 81, 2018 – Issue 3