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Rural Health
Resources by State: Kentucky

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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Mental Health and Aging Initiative: Intervention Component Effects
Evaluates the Mental Healthiness and Aging Initiative (MHAI) intervention in rural Kentucky and finds that it is feasible and has increased awareness and knowledge about mental health and substance abuse and aging.
Author(s): Faika Zanjani, Tracy Davis, Tina Kruger, Deborah Murray
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 12(4), 2154
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
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Role of International Medical Graduates in Kentucky Medicine: Implications for Workforce Planning and Medical Education
Describes the impact foreign medical graduates have on physician workforce Kentucky in 2012. Examines whether foreign medical graduates assist the state with the physician workforce shortage in rural areas.
Author(s): Amanda L. Faulkner, Emery A. Wilson, Elmer T. Whitler, Linda M. Asher
Date: 10/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Kentucky Office of Rural Health, University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health
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Physical Victimization of Rural Methamphetamine and Cocaine Users
Evaluates the association between stimulant use of cocaine and/or methamphetamines and violence occurring among rural substance abuse users in eastern Arkansas, western Kentucky, and western Ohio.
Author(s): Teresa L. Kramer, Tyrone F. Borders, Shanti Tripathi, et al.
Citation: Violence and Victims, 27(1), 109-124
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
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Local Programs Help Patients Navigate Medical Care
A look at patient navigator programs in four states: a statewide program in Georgia, a program in Kentucky for cervical cancer patients, a promotores program in Texas for chronic conditions, and a coordinated care program for cancer patients in Vermont.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Stimulant Use Trajectories and the Longitudinal Risk of Heavy Drinking: Findings From a Rural Population-Based Study
Examines the longitudinal relationships between heavy drinking days and dormant sequences of powder cocaine, crack cocaine, and methamphetamine use among rural residents. Study participants were located in rural communities in Ohio, Arkansas, and Kentucky.
Author(s): Tyrone F. Borders, Brenda M. Booth
Citation: Addictive Behaviors, 37(3), 269-272
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
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An Evidence-Based Cessation Strategy Using Rural Smokers' Experiences With Tobacco
Describes personal narratives of current and former smokers living in an economically distressed, rural area of Appalachian Kentucky to identify effective population-based strategies to reach rural smokers and motivate them to quit.
Author(s): Karen M. Butler, Susan Hedgecock, Rachael A. Record, et al.
Citation: Nursing Clinics of North America, 47(1), 31-43
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
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