Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Paula Goering

ORCID ID

Contact details

33 Russell Street
Toronto
Ontario
M5S 2S1
Canada
+1 416 979 6844
paula_goering@camh.net

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Multi-site pragmatic randomised controlled field trial of Housing First versus treatment as usual in mental health and homelessness

Acronym

Study hypothesis

What is the effectiveness, cost/benefit, and cost/effectiveness of Housing First in comparison to care as usual for homeless adults?

Ethics approval

Pending as of 08/06/2009 from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Research Ethics Board (CAMH REB); expected in Autumn 2009 after each of five primary data collection sites have obtained ethics approval.

Study design

Multi-method multi-site unblinded randomised controlled field trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Homelessness and serious mental illness

Intervention

Treatment: provision of rent supplements and case management or assertive community treatment for the duration of the study
Comparison: care as usual

Duration of intervention: Data collection will be ongoing from Sept 2009 to Feb 2013 with duration of intervention from 24 to 42 months.
Duration of follow-up: two years

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Housing Stability: Tsemberis Residential Timeline Follow-back Inventory, measured at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months.

Secondary outcome measures

Quality of Life: EQ-5D, measured at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months.

Overall trial start date

01/09/2009

Overall trial end date

01/04/2013

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Legal adult status
2. Absolute homelessness or precariously housed
3. Presence of a serious mental disorder
4. Aged 18 years and older, either sex

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

2,225

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not meet inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

01/09/2009

Recruitment end date

01/04/2013

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Canada

Trial participating centre

33 Russell Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2S1
Canada

Sponsor information

Organisation

Mental Health Commission of Canada (Canada)

Sponsor details

attn Jayne Barker
10301 Southport Lane SW
Calgary
T2W 1S7
Canada
jbarker@mentalhealthcommission.ca

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.mentalhealthcommissio.ca

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Health Canada (Canada)

Alternative name(s)

Santé Canada

Funding Body Type

government organisation

Funding Body Subtype

Federal/National Government

Location

Canada

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

2012 results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23031406
2012 childhood learning disability results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23175737
2014 cumulative childhood adversity results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24726046
2014 discrimination results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25196184

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Stergiopoulos V, O'Campo P, Gozdzik A, Jeyaratnam J, Corneau S, Sarang A, Hwang SW, Moving from rhetoric to reality: adapting Housing First for homeless individuals with mental illness from ethno-racial groups., BMC Health Serv Res, 2012, 12, 345, doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-345.

  2. Childhood learning disability results

    Patterson ML, Moniruzzaman A, Frankish CJ, Somers JM, Missed opportunities: childhood learning disabilities as early indicators of risk among homeless adults with mental illness in Vancouver, British Columbia., BMJ Open, 2012, 2, 6, doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001586.

  3. Cumulative childhood adversity results

    Patterson ML, Moniruzzaman A, Somers JM, Setting the stage for chronic health problems: cumulative childhood adversity among homeless adults with mental illness in Vancouver, British Columbia., BMC Public Health, 2014, 14, 350, doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-350.

  4. Discrimination results

    Skosireva A, O Campo P, Zerger S, Chambers C, Gapka S, Stergiopoulos V, Different faces of discrimination: perceived discrimination among homeless adults with mental illness in healthcare settings., BMC Health Serv Res, 2014, 14, 1, 376, doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-376.

Editorial Notes