Nyssa L Snow-Hill's research while affiliated with University of Illinois at Chicago and other places

Publications (8)

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Justice-Involved youth may experience unique sexual and mental health risks related to both their gender and sexual orientation. Although previous research has revealed important gender and sexual orientation differences in the sexual and mental health of Justice-Involved youth, no study has yet examined gender and sexual orientation differences si...
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The Attitudes toward Homelessness Inventory (ATHI) was developed due to a lack of psychometrically sound instruments to measure the nature and change in attitudes toward homelessness. Given inconsistencies in its use and internal reliability, this study evaluates the psychometric properties of the ATHI. Participants (n = 899) were selected using a...
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Background Justice-involved youth are especially vulnerable to mental health distress, substance misuse, and risky sexual activity, amplifying the need for evidence-based programs (EBPs). Yet, uptake of EBPs in the justice system is challenging because staff training is costly in time and effort. Hence, justice-involved youth experience increasing...
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BACKGROUND Justice-involved youth are especially vulnerable to mental health distress, substance misuse, and risky sexual activity, amplifying the need for evidence-based programs (EBPs). Yet, uptake of EBPs in the justice system is challenging because staff training is costly in time and effort. Hence, justice-involved youth experience increasing...
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Background: Implementation science’s focus on establishing implementation strategy effectiveness has overshadowed the need to understand differential performance of such strategies under various conditions. Methods allowing for assessment between implementation context and process can help address this gap. This article provides a detailed descript...
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A c c e p t e d M a n u s c r i p t 2 Summary: Risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 infection in homeless shelters include being a resident compared to a staff member, sleeping in a room with a large number of other residents and residing in a shelter where many residents leave and return each day. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by authors contributing...
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Background People experiencing homelessness are at increased risk of COVID-19, but little is known about specific risk factors for infection within homeless shelters. Methods We performed widespread SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing and collected risk factor information at all homeless shelters in Chicago with at least one reported case of COVID-19 (n=21). M...
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Solving the opioid crisis requires immediate, innovative, and sustainable solutions. A number of promising strategies are being carried out by U.S. states and territories as part of their Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) plans funded through the 21st Century Cures Act, and they provide an opportunity for researchers to assess effectiveness of t...

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... In the United States, SRH telehealth interventions were found to increase self-efficacy with condom use [2] and were found feasible for screening for sexually transmitted infections [3]. With a focus on subgroups of adolescents, mHealth interventions targeted homeless adolescents [4], trans youth [5][6][7], and justice-involved youth [8]. This underscored the importance of mHealth interventions because numerous homeless and LGBTQ+ youth own a mobile phone, and many reported mental health issues, substance abuse, eating disorders, homelessness, risky sexual behaviors, and victimization during the pandemic. ...
... A third Final Stage score indicates the final stage achieved in the implementation process (Stages 1-8). The SIC has been adapted or customized for multiple evidence-based practices (EBPs) [70][71][72][73][74][75] and evaluated across different system settings [51,76,77]. ...
... Under the effects of a pandemic, there are additional constraints that are specific to the health crisis, which compound those constraints that are specific to homelessness: emergency accommodation link, continuation of a disrupted economic activity, etc. NGOs and the French public authorities took measures to help homeless people and provide them with shelter, especially during the initial lockdown. Conversely, emerging data have shown that homeless people living on the street appear to be at a lower risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection than people that are living in shelters [19,20]. This observation may be due to asymptomatic infections, which account for approximately 17% of cases [21]. ...
... We can assert that electronic content designed to solve the above difficulties did not allow within a short time to create a full-fledged "mobile interactive student-centered online environment" (Azizi et al., 2020;Sharma et al., 2020). This triggered a high degree of caution in assessing the effectiveness of distance learning based on the results obtained during the forced experimental emergency transition to e-learning (Adnan and Anwar, 2020;Watson et al., 2020;Cahyadi et al., 2021). ...