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Enhancing Diabetes Self-Care among Rural African Americans with Diabetes
Examines the feasibility of conducting a community-based study evaluating a culturally tailored diabetes self-management education program among rural African Americans living in Virginia. Covers outcomes data at baseline, 3-month, and 12-month follow-up, including hemoglobin A1C, blood pressure, diet, exercise, diabetes knowledge, medication adherence, and others.
Author(s): Ishan C. Williams, Sharon W. Utz, Ivora Hinton, et al.
Citation: Diabetes Educator, 40(2), 231-239
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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Differences in Response to a Dietary Intervention Between the General Population and First Degree Relatives of Colorectal Cancer Patients
Examines whether dietary interventions have a greater response among people with a family history of colorectal cancer compared with the general population in rural Virginia. Data was collected by telephone surveys completed at a starting baseline and a one-month follow-up using a 28 question Fat and Fiber Behavior questionnaire. Includes family member and general population sample group data by demographics, such as ethnicity, education, eating habits, family social support, and others.
Author(s): Donna McClish, Patrica Carcaise-Edinboro, Hali Esinhart, Diane Baer Wilson, Melanie K. Bean
Citation: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 46(5), 376-383
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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Description of Healthcare Needs at an Episodic Clinic in Rural Southwest Virginia
Describes the population served at an episodic clinic in Southwest Virginia to better understand patient needs at a yearly episodic Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic providing free healthcare services. Includes demographic information collected from RAM patient records, including age, sex, primary care physician access, tobacco use, and more.
Author(s): Audrey Snyder, Gwyneth Milbrath
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 13(4), 2557
Date: 12/2013
Type: Document
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Effects of a Proposed Rural Dental School on Regional Dental Workforce and Access to Care
Analyzes a policy proposal to determine if the creation of a rural-based dental school in southwest Virginia would be a solution to improve the size of the dental workforce and oral health outcomes in the region.
Author(s): Tanya Wanchek, Terance Rephann
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 13(2), 2366
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
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Main Challenges Facing the Pharmaceutical Sector in Buchanan County, Virginia: A Pilot Study
Discusses the challenges facing the pharmaceutical component of rural community health care. Provides suggestions for improving the sector in Buchanan County, Virginia, a poor and marginalized area in Central Appalachia.
Author(s): Paul Gavaza, Wenfei Yan, Jennifer Campbell
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 12(4), 2125
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
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Qualitative Needs Assessment: Healthcare Experiences of Underserved Populations in Montgomery County, Virginia
Describes a study that was conducted as part of a comprehensive community assessment to determine the feasibility of developing a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in a medically underserved area (MUA) of Virginia.
Author(s): Kelly Pieh, Cathy Callahan, Pat Young
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 12(3), 1816
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
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Delivering Free Healthcare to Rural Central Appalachia Population: The Case of the Health Wagon
Describes the Health Wagon, a full mobile medical clinic delivering free healthcare to those in rural Southwest Virginia in Central Appalachia.
Author(s): Teresa Gardner, Paul Gavaza, Paula Meade, Donna Adkins
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 12(1), 2035
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
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An Analysis of Oral Health Disparities and Access to Services in the Appalachian Region
Analyzes disparities in oral health status and access to oral healthcare in the Appalachian Region. Examines relationships between oral health disparities and socioeconomic status indicators. Focuses on aiding efforts to develop targeted interventions to reduce disparities in Appalachia.
Author(s): Denise D. Krause, Warren L. May, Nancy M. Lane, et al.
Date: 12/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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Breastfeeding Prevalence and Distribution in the USA and Appalachia by Rural and Urban Setting
Reports on the prevalence of breastfeeding in rural and urban areas, with data for the nation, the Appalachian region as a whole, and specific Appalachian states.
Author(s): R. Constance Wiener, Michael A. Weiner
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 11(2), 1713
Date: 05/2011
Type: Document
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Why Do Rural Primary-Care Physicians Sell Their Practices?
Evaluated why rural primary care physicians sold their practices, based on a survey in five states that looked at changes of ownership during the period from 1995 to 1998. Examined the factors that led independent physicians to sell their practices to either non-local buyers, local hospitals, or local physicians.
Author(s): Jeffrey Stensland, Michelle Brasure, Ira Moscovice
Date: 06/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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