Finding what works: Predicting health or social service linkage in drug using, African American, female sex workers in Miami, FL

Maria A. Levi-Minzi, Hilary L. Surratt, Catherine L. O'Grady, Steven P. Kurtz

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Abstract

Female sex workers (FSWs) encounter numerous challenges in accessing health and social services. In this study of drug using, African American FSWs, the authors examine specific factors associated with health or social service linkage among participants in a randomized intervention trial. Respondent linkage was significantly associated with individual factors (living alone, severe internal mental distress, and traumatic victimization) and project-related variables (attending five case management sessions and client engagement rating). In the multivariate model, higher client engagement and session attendance remained significant. The researchers conclude by discussing the importance of intervention attendance and engagement as key contributors to health and social service linkage among FSWs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)744-759
Number of pages16
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume37
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Health Professions

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