Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 127–133

Predictors of Management Problems in Supported Housing: A Pilot Study

  • Authors
  • Michael Grunebaum
  • Ralph Aquila
  • Laura Portera
  • Andrew C. Leon
  • Peter Weiden

DOI: 10.1023/A:1018768614068

Cite this article as:
Grunebaum, M., Aquila, R., Portera, L. et al. Community Ment Health J (1999) 35: 127. doi:10.1023/A:1018768614068


The study examined predictors of managementproblems among residents of a supported single roomoccupancy hotel (SRO) for persons with severe andpersistent mental illness (SPMI). Case workers completed questionnaires on the prior six months. Wefound that medication-compliant residents without drugabuse were rarely disruptive, while those with co-morbidsubstance abuse were often disruptive. Residents non-compliant with medication also tended tocause management problems whether or not they abuseddrugs. Supported residences should be staffed andorganized to minimize medication non-compliance andsubstance abuse which are associated with behavioraldisruptiveness.

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