Advanced search
Start date

Interpersonal relationships throughout the life cycle of homeless people: perspectives of new heath practices for alcohol and drugs consumption

Grant number: 17/22150-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2018
Effective date (End): October 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Psychological Treatment and Prevention
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Ana Regina Noto
Grantee:Marília Ignácio de Espíndola
Home Institution: Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/19472-5 - Innovative interventions related to alcohol consumption problems in Brazil: search for new approaches aimed at an old public health issue, AP.TEM


Introduction. Risky drug and alcohol use is one of the main vulnerabilities faced by homeless people. However, to underlie new practices towards health promotion and well-being of this population, it is necessary, paradoxically, to broaden the focus of attention beyond substance use itself, but to people and their interpersonal relationships. The Community Treatment is an innovative approach, as it proposes a change in perspective. Although many ethnographic studies about homeless people, only a few highlight the process of human development and interpersonal relationships as a resource for new health practices.Objectives. To subside resources for policies and innovative actions, this study aims to understand, based on Social Psychology and Human Development theories, how interpersonal relationships and substance use are modified throughout the life cycle of homeless people in urban regions of São Paulo. Methods: This study will follow a qualitative methodology and will take place in three central regions in São Paulo. Three methods will be used: participant observation, interviews with key informants and interviews with adult homeless people who use alcohol and other drugs. The interviews will be audio taped and observations will be registered in field diaries. The audio files will be transcribed and submitted to content analysis. The number of participants will be defined when theoretical saturation is achieved. To assess reliability of data, the techniques of peer and methods triangulation. All procedures were aligned to COREQ (Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research) and SRQR (Standards for Reporting Qualitative Research) guidelines. (AU)

News published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the scholarship:
Articles published in other media outlets (0 total):
More itemsLess items

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DE ESPINDOLA, MARILIA IGNACIO; BEDENDO, ANDRE; DA SILVA, EROY APARECIDA; NOTO, ANA REGINA. Interpersonal relationships and drug use over time among homeless people: a qualitative study. BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, v. 20, n. 1 DEC 19 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.

Please report errors in scientific publications list by writing to: