Quality of Life and Loneliness in Stroke Survivors Living in Appalachia
Reports on a study of loneliness and its effect on the quality of life (QoL) among rural stroke survivors in Appalachian West Virginia. Looks at post-stroke factors in determining QoL, such as continued smoking, recovery in a nursing home versus the patient's home, and comorbidity.
Author(s): Laurie Theeke, Patricia Horstman, Jennifer Mallow, et al. Citation: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 46(6), E3-15 Date: 12/2014 Type: Document view details
Depressive Symptoms and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Rural Appalachia: An 18-month Follow-up Study
Highlights a study of the predictors and rates of depression in rural Appalachian adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2MD). Analyzes data sets collected 18 months apart and measures the comorbidity at each time by sex, race, and income, as well as by severity of depressive symptoms, method of treatment, and several other factors.
Author(s): Mary de Groot, Todd Doyle, Jennifer Averyt, Carleen Risaliti, Jay Shubrook Citation: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 48(4), 263-277 Date: 11/2014 Type: Document view details
METelemedicine: A Pilot Study With Rural Alcohol Users on Community Supervision
Describes a study of 127 alcohol users from 4 rural counties in Appalachian Kentucky who underwent several intervention sessions using motivational enhancement therapy via telemedicine (METelemedicine). Discusses the use of METelemedicine as a means of increasing access to treatment for rural alcohol users. Analyzes results at the 3 month follow-up from initial screening.
Author(s): Michele Staton-Tindall, Jennifer R. Havens, J. Matthew Webster, Carl Leukefeld Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 30(4), 422-432 Date: 10/2014 Type: Document view details
Health Disparities Are Leaving Ohio's Rural Children Behind
Examines rural health disparities and their impact on
children in rural, poverty stricken counties in Ohio, many
in Appalachia. Investigates how limited access to
nutritious food and healthcare providers has led to the
health disparities in children. Offers policy
recommendations to remedy the situation.
Date: 08/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Children's Defense Fund view details
Gender and Age Are Associated with Healthy Food Purchases via Grocery Voucher Redemption
Explores the association of age, gender, education, and
income level with purchasing healthy foods using a grocery
voucher in rural Appalachian Kentucky, an area considered a
food desert with higher rates of chronic disease. Includes
data on the purchase of a designated voucher food item by
age, sex, education, and income.
Author(s): Frances Hardin-Fanning, Yevgeniya Gokun Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 14(3), 2830 Date: 07/2014 Type: Document view details
ATC Update: The Health Wagon Featured on CBS News
The Health Wagon, which offers free health care to thousands of patients each year in Southwestern Virginia, was spotlighted on the CBS news show, "60 Minutes."
Author(s): Beth Blevins Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 05/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Bad News, Good News
An early childhood education intervention project in North Carolina is proving to have long-term health benefits for some of the participants 30 years later.
Author(s): Wayne Myers Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 05/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details