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Community Ment Health J. 2018 Nov;54(8):1172-1179. doi: 10.1007/s10597-018-0282-4. Epub 2018 May 3.

Using Electronic Health Records to Enhance a Peer Health Navigator Intervention: A Randomized Pilot Test for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness and Housing Instability.

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1
Center for Social Medicine and Humanities, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 90023, USA. elkelly@mednet.ucla.edu.
2
School of Social Work, University of Southern California, 669 West 34th Street, Montgomery Ross Fisher Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90089, USA. elkelly@mednet.ucla.edu.
3
Center for Social Medicine and Humanities, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 90023, USA.
4
School of Social Work, University of Southern California, 669 West 34th Street, Montgomery Ross Fisher Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90089, USA.

Abstract

Individuals with serious mental illnesses have high rates of comorbid physical health issues and have numerous barriers to addressing their health and health care needs. The present pilot study tested the feasibility of a modified form of the "Bridge" peer-health navigator intervention delivered in a usual care setting by agency personnel. The modifications concerned the use of an electronic personal health record with individuals experiencing with housing instability. Twenty participants were randomized to receive the intervention immediately or after 6 months. Health navigator contacts and use of personal health records were associated with improvements in health care and self-management. This pilot study demonstrated promising evidence for the feasibility of adding personal health record use to a peer-led intervention.

KEYWORDS:

Homelessness; Integrated health care; Peer-delivered; Personal health record; Serious mental illness

PMID:
29725878
PMCID:
PMC6202201
[Available on 2019-11-01]
DOI:
10.1007/s10597-018-0282-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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