ERIC Number: ED369020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug-22
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A Study of Some Psychological Correlates of HIV Positive Veterans.
Thompson, James P.; And Others
In an effort to compare the psychological characteristics of HIV positive veterans who are homeless with those who are not homeless, the psychological test performances of patients referred to the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Houston, Texas were examined. Investigators analyzed the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) average scale scores for 20 patients. Statistical comparison of the 9 homeless HIV positive veterans versus the 11 non-homeless HIV positive veterans revealed no significant differences between the two groups, paralleling previous research. Therefore, since this study suggests that the main difference between the non-homeless and the homeless is that the latter have no place to live, professionals and the community need to provide the homeless HIV positive patient with the tools necessary to prevent future episodes of homelessness through assistance in obtaining disability income, substance abuse treatment and aftercare (if applicable), and vocational assistance. (RJM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory; Texas (Houston)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention at the American Psychological Association (101st, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 20-24, 1993).