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dc.contributor.authorLloyd, Chrisen_US
dc.contributor.authorBassett, Hazelen_US
dc.contributor.authorKing, Roberten_US
dc.contributor.editorGraham Meadowsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:54:24Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:54:24Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-08-12T06:19:32Z
dc.identifier.issn18374905en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.5172/jamh.9.2.130en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/39724
dc.description.abstractAs a response to homelessness and its relationship with mental health problems, Queensland established homeless health outreach teams. These teams were designed to provide assertive outreach to homeless people by specialist mental health practitioners. The aim of this research was to determine to what extent these teams operate within an established framework for effective assertive outreach. A secondary aim was to determine the validity of an existing fidelity measure in evaluation of homeless outreach services. The Dartmouth Assertive Community Treatment Scale (DACTS) was administered to the five Queensland Homeless Health Outreach Teams (HHOT). It was found that the teams operated in the middle range on the fidelity measure with higher fidelity in human services and services than in organizational boundaries. Overall, the larger, more metropolitan teams appeared to achieve higher fidelity than the smaller more rural teams. Low fidelity scores can, in part, be attributed to weak validity of some DACTS items in relation to homeless outreach services as provided by Queensland HHOT services and recommendations are made for revision of the instrument to make it more suitable for use with these teams.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publishereContent Management Pty Ltden_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom130en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto137en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAdvances in Mental Healthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth, Clinical and Counselling Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode179999en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170106en_US
dc.titleThe Queensland Homeless Health Outreach Teams: Do they use the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 e-Content Management Pty Ltd. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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