Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Outcomes of the Program of Assertive Community Treatment in Orange County, California
by Bishop-Randol, Elana, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 54; 1466087
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine aspects of the Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), in Orange County, California, associated with decreased psychiatric hospitalizations and durations of stay.

A quantitative study based on existing data from agency records was conducted with a sample size of 30. The number of hospitalizations and the number of days hospitalized were significantly decreased during enrollment in PACT compared to the year prior to enrollment. It was found that a greater number of contacts with Care Coordinators was associated with a decreased number of hospitalizations. Findings from the current study can lead to further research into other factors that may be beneficial in improving the lives of those with mental illness. Positive results may lead service providers to consider implementing programs such as PACT that incorporate a recovery orientation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Potts, Marilyn K.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Social work
Publication Number: 1466087
ISBN: 978-1-109-16357-5
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