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Rural Health
Resources by State: Kentucky

Risky Sex in Rural America: Longitudinal Changes in a Community-Based Cohort of Methamphetamine and Cocaine Users
Analyzes the relationship between stimulant use and sexual behavior in a community-based study of rural users in select counties in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Ohio.
Author(s): Tyrone F. Borders, Katharine E. Stewart, Patricia B. Wright
Citation: American Journal on Addictions, 22(6), 535-542
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
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The Limits of Medical Care
Discusses the need for new approaches to keep people healthy, instead of trying to heal them after they get sick.
Author(s): Wayne Myers
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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"Living With a Ball and Chain": The Experience of Stroke for Individuals and Their Caregivers in Rural Appalachian Kentucky
Describes a qualitative study based on interviews with 13 stroke survivors and 12 caregivers in rural Appalachian Kentucky. Analyzes the transcripts for qualitative data giving insight into the experience of stroke victims from the time of onset, through their treatment in the healthcare system, to their reintegration into their home and community.
Author(s): Megan M. Danzl, Elizabeth G. Hunter, Sarah Campbell, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(4), 368-382
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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Perspectives on Healthy Eating Among Appalachian Residents
Reports on a study based on a focus group made up of rural Appalachian Kentuckians, discussing perceptions of healthy eating, barriers to maintaining a healthy diet, and recommendations for making improvements within their communities. Results are distributed by participant demographics, such as age, race, and annual income, among others.
Author(s): Nancy E. Schoenberg, Britteny M. Howell, Mark Swanson, Christopher Grosh, Shoshana Bardach
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(s1), 25-34
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
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A Lesson From Hazard
Discusses the role that inequality may play in poor life expectancy statistics in Perry County, Kentucky.
Author(s): Wayne Myers
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health Care Providers' Perspectives on Low HPV Vaccine Uptake and Adherence in Appalachian Kentucky
Examines healthcare providers' perceived barriers and motivations for women ages 18-26 in Appalachian Kentucky to receive the HPV vaccine. Includes suggested strategies from healthcare providers for improving vaccination rates and participant characteristics.
Author(s): Katharine J. Head, Robin C. Vanderpool, Laurel A. Mills
Citation: Public Health Nursing, 30(4), 351-360
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
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Obstetric Services and Quality Among Critical Access, Rural, and Urban Hospitals in Nine States
Compares the characteristics and quality of obstetric care in Critical Access Hospitals, other rural hospitals, and their urban counterparts. Addresses the number of births, age and insurance status of mother, clinical conditions presented, and more.
Author(s): Katy Kozhimannil, Peiyin Hung, Maeve McClellan, et al.
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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HPV Vaccination Among Young Adult Women: A Perspective From Appalachian Kentucky
Addresses rural women's reasons for declining the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine or failing to complete the 3-dose regimen. Includes data from telephone interviews with 17 women aged 18-26.
Author(s): Laurel A. Mills, Katharine J. Head, Robin C. Vanderpool
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 10
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
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Individual and Network Factors Associated With Prevalent Hepatitis C Infection Among Rural Appalachian Injection Drug Users
Examines the connection between injection drug users and Hepatitis C infections in rural Kentucky. Features statistics with breakdowns including sex, age, race, ethnicity, and various risk behaviors.
Author(s): Jennifer R. Havens, Michelle R. Lofwall, Simon D. W. Frost, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 103(1), 44-52
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
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Adherence to a Mediterranean Diet in a Rural Appalachian Food Desert
Describes predisposing, reinforcing, and enabling factors that affect eating a Mediterranean diet in a rural Appalachian food desert in Kentucky. Includes study participant characteristics, such a age, education, and household income.
Author(s): Frances Hardin-Fanning
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 13(1), 2293
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
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