Date of Award
University or Center
Clark Atlanta University(CAU)
School of Social Work
Social Work Policy Planning and Administration
Dr. Sandra Foster
This study examined the correlation between non-compliance and homelessness in the treatment of tuberculosis disease in African American males. A content analysis was conducted of forty medical charts of persons who received treatment between January 1993 and February 1995 ab the Fulton County Health Department Tuberculosis Clinic. All subjects were homeless African American males between the ages of 18 and 44.
The analysis revealed that persons who were provided shelter with treatment were more compliant than those who were not. Among the subjects who were dually diagnosed with TB and HIV infection those who received shelter were more compliant than those who were not. Their rate of compliance were 88% and 62.2%. The same held true for groups three and four subjects who were diagnosed with only TB. Those provided shelter were more compliant than those who were not 91% to 61.9%.
Downs, Benjamin III, "A study of Homelessness and non compliance among African American males receiving treatment for tuberculosis disease at the Fulton County Health Department" (1995). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 3392.