Date of Award

6-1-1992

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Social Work

Degree Name

M.S.W.

First Advisor

Professor Jurella Poole

Abstract

The overall purpose of this study was to determine the level of knowledge of AIDS among formerly homeless mentally ill adults. Two constructs were addressed: (1) level of knowledge of AIDS by age, and (2) level of knowledge by race. A descriptive correlational study was conducted in this research. A questionnaire was administered to 30 individuals who are formerly homeless mentally ill adults living in a residential community. The findings of this research indicate that adults between the ages of 46 and over were more knowledgeable than other age groups; and white participants were more knowledgeable than other ethnic groups.

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