This paper reviews process and outcome research on community housing programs for the chronically mentally disabled. Several methods for conceptualizing and assessing housing environments are presented, and pertinent literature on each method is then reviewed. Next, research on the impact of various types of housing programs on clients’ adaptation is reviewed. Methodological problems in both the process and outcome research are highlighted, and directions for future research are suggested. It is concluded that future research requires an integration of the process and outcome findings and methods to ascertain how different program characteristics are related to different facets of adaptation for different client groups.
Nelson, Geoffrey and Smith Fowler, Heather, "Housing for the Chronically Mentally Disabled: Part II—Process and Outcome" (1987). Psychology Faculty Publications. 26.