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Resources by Topic: Appalachia

Inconsistencies Between Medical Records and Patient-Reported Recommendations for Follow-Up after Abnormal Pap Tests
Examines inconsistencies between self-reports and health department records for recommended follow-ups after an abnormal pap test in rural Appalachian women. Includes statistics, such as participant characteristics, and compares patients' self-reported recommendations for follow-ups with those of health departments.
Author(s): Stacey Slone, Carol White, Brent Shelton, et al.
Citation: Journal of Women's Health, 22(2), 147-152
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
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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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Health Promotion Programs Continue to Combat Growing Obesity Epidemic
Provides an update on three obesity programs previously featured in the Rural Monitor. Includes programs in West Virginia, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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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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Individual-, Family-, Community-, and Policy-Level Impact of a School-Based Cardiovascular Risk Detection Screening Program for Children in Underserved, Rural Areas: The CARDIAC Project
Examines the evidence of sustainability and successful impact of Coronary Artery Risk Detection In Appalachian Communities (CARDIAC), a school-based cardiovascular risk detection program, for children who are obese and overweight in underserved, rural Appalachian West Virginia.
Author(s): Lesley Cottrell, Collin John, Emily Murphy, et al.
Citation: Journal of Obesity, 732579
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Preconception Health Indicators: A Comparison Between Non-Appalachian and Appalachian Women
Examines the preconception health indicators among non-pregnant women aged 18-44 years residing in Appalachian and non-Appalachian counties in 13 U.S. states. Includes a figure illustrating the county economic status in Appalachia. Covers demographic characteristics by county economic status and intervention implications for Appalachia women to improve preconception health.
Author(s): Vanessa L. Short, Reena Oza-Frank, Elizabeth J. Conrey
Citation: Maternal and Child Health Journal, 16(2), 238-249
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
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Taking Stock: Rural People, Poverty, and Housing in the 21st Century
Details rural poverty and housing in the U.S. using data from the 2010 Census and American Community Survey (ACS). Covers information on substandard housing in rural areas and addresses rural housing for high poverty areas and populations, including the Border Colonias, Appalachia, the Mississippi Delta, and housing for Native Americans and farmworkers.
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Predictors of Access to Healthcare: What Matters to Rural Appalachians?
Examines a rural Appalachian community's perceived access to healthcare and identifies the predictors of access to healthcare in a poor, rural, medically undeserved area.
Author(s): Susan L. Wilson, Cynthia Kratzke, Jill Hoxmeier
Citation: Global Journal of Health Science, 4(6), 23-35
Date: 11/2012
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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