correctional health

Health care needs of women immediately post-incarceration: A mixed methods study

OBJECTIVE(S): This study examined the health status of women with a recent history of incarceration and explored if/how women were accessing health care resources at the time immediately following release.

DESIGN AND SAMPLE: This mixed methods study utilized two phases: (1) a quantitative survey; and (2) qualitative interviewing. Thirty-four women (18 years of age and older, released from incarceration in the last 12 months) participated in the quantitative phase; 11 of those completed the qualitative interviews.

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