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Anales de Psicología

On-line version ISSN 1695-2294Print version ISSN 0212-9728

Abstract

PANADERO-HERRERO, Sonia  and  MUNOZ-LOPEZ, Manuel. Health, quality of life and substances consume and length of home-lessness. Anal. Psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.30, n.1, pp.70-77. ISSN 1695-2294.  http://dx.doi.org/10.6018/analesps.30.1.137911.

The study investigated main characteristics of "new" homeless people vs. "old" or "chronic" homeless people. Specifically this paper presents the differences in relevant variables (quality of life, health, alcohol and drug consume) between homeless people who were homeless less than one year and those who were more than five years in this situation. Aim of that is to investigate the effect of length of homelessness and identify differential variables that permit to recognize specific needs and planning services and resources for each group and moment. Results show important differences between both of groups: higher deterioration among longterm homeless (higher alcohol and drugs consume, disabilities) and more difficulties (more rough sleepers, begging, etc.).

Keywords : Homeless; quality of life; health; substance abuse.

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