Enabling older homeless minority women to overcome homelessness by using a life management enhancement group intervention

Olivia G.M. Washington, David P. Moxley, Jacquelyn Y. Taylor

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Abstract

This paper describes the importance of a life management enhancement (LME) group intervention for older minority women in developing personal control and self-confidence in social relationships as they overcome homelessness. Women in the treatment group showed significantly greater personal control and higher levels of self-confidence following the six-week intervention than women in the control group. Increasing personal control and developing self-confidence in social relationships can help individuals achieve desired outcomes as a result of their actions, efforts, and abilities. These attributes can help women increase and sustain appropriate coping methods and overcome homelessness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-97
Number of pages12
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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