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Knowledge, attitudes, and practices about homelessness and willingness-to-pay for housing-first across 8 European countries: a survey protocol

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Show simple item record Petit, Junie M. Loubiere, S. Vargas-Moniz, Maria J. Tinland, Aurelie Spinnewijn, Frederik Greenwood, Ronni Michelle Santinello, Massimo Wolf, Judith R. Bokszczanin, Anna Bernad, Roberto Kallmen, Hakan Ornelas, José Auquier, Pascal HOME-EU Consortium Study Group 2018-12-05T09:44:24Z 2018-12-05T09:44:24Z 2018
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Most European countries report rising numbers of people experiencing homelessness. For those with mental disorders, interventions are centered on achieving mental health and drug rehabilitation alongside housing readiness, often to the detriment of access to housing. Notwithstanding, more European countries are investing in a newmodel, Housing First (HF), which postulates immediate access to permanent housing with no initial requirements for treatment. While results of the European HF programs are published on individual-level data, little is known about the opinions of the general population about homelessness and the societal value of the HF model, which can represent barriers to the model’s dissemination. Therefore, we present the protocol of a study designed for the following objectives: 1) to explore the knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) about homelessness within the general population of 8 European countries, 2) to assess the valuation of the HF model by European citizens, and 3) to estimate the lifetime prevalence of homelessness in the targeted countries. Methods: A telephone survey was conducted from March to December 2017 among adults selected from opt-in panels from France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Poland, and Sweden. A total sample of 5600 interviews was expected, with 700 per country. The interviews included three sections: first, the KAP about homelessness; second, the valuation of the HF model by measuring a respondent’s willingness-to-pay (WTP) through the contingent valuation method; and third, an assessment of the lifetime prevalence of homelessness among the general population. Descriptive analyses and comparisons between countries will be conducted. KAP indicators will be created and their psychometric properties assessed. Determinants of WTP will be assessed through regression models. Discussion: This survey will highlight Europeans’ views of homelessness, especially their level of tolerance towards homelessness, potential misconceptions and the most important barriers for the implementation of the HF model. Additionally, the results on the valuation of the HF model by citizens could be instrumental for key stakeholders in understanding the level of support from the general population. Ethics approval has been obtained from the Aix-Marseille University Ethics Committee (n° 2016-01-02-01) for this study, which is part of HOME_EU: Reversing Homelessness in Europe H2O20-SC6-REVINEQUAL-2016/GA726997. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher BMC en_US
dc.relation GA726997 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Archives of Public Health;76:71
dc.subject housing first en_US
dc.subject homelessness en_US
dc.subject contingent valuation en_US
dc.subject willingness-to-pay (WTP) en_US
dc.subject knowledge en_US
dc.subject attitudes en_US
dc.subject practices (KAP) en_US
dc.subject europe en_US
dc.subject bidding game en_US
dc.subject public opinion en_US
dc.title Knowledge, attitudes, and practices about homelessness and willingness-to-pay for housing-first across 8 European countries: a survey protocol en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s13690-018-0317-x
dc.contributor.sponsor H2020 research project HOME_EU: Reversing Homelessness in Europe en_US
dc.relation.projectid GA726997 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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