Department of Psychiatry
Homeless Persons; Residential Mobility; Psychological Tests; Psychometrics
Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology
Reliable and valid longitudinal residential histories are needed to assess interventions to reduce homelessness and increase community tenure. This study examined the test-retest reliability, sensitivity to change, and concurrent validity of the Residential Time-Line Follow-Back (TLFB) Inventory, a method used to record residential histories in the Collaborative Program to Prevent Homelessness (n = 1,381). The Residential TLFB Inventory yielded temporally stable aggregate measures of duration in residential categories, and it revealed significant differences in change over time when contrasting study groups. A comparison of agency and participant data at one site.
DOI of Published Version
Tsemberis, S., McHugo, G., Williams, V., Hanrahan, P. and Stefancic, A. (2007), Measuring homelessness and residential stability: The residential time-line follow-back inventory. Journal of Community Psychology, 35: 29–42. doi: 10.1002/jcop.20132. Link to article on publisher's website
Journal of Community Psychology
Tsemberis S, McHugo G, Williams VF, Hanrahan P, Stefancic A. (2007). Measuring homelessness and residential stability: The residential time-line follow-back inventory. Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center Publications. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.20132. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/psych_cmhsr/379