The Rural Context of Illicit Substance Offers: A Study of Appalachian Rural Adolescents
Examines the rural conditions of substance use through interviews with 12-19 year old adolescents in rural school districts in Appalachian Pennsylvania and Ohio. Findings describe the settings in which substance offers and use occur, and how access to illicit substances is obtained. Offers insight for developing preventive intervention programs for adolescents.
Author(s): Jonathan Pettigrew, Michelle Miller-Day, Janice Krieger, Michael L. Hecht Citation: Journal of Adolescent Research, 27(4), 523-550 Date: 07/2012 Type: Document view details
Risk Factors for Smoking in Rural Women
Highlights a study on the connections between sociodemographic and psychological factors and smoking for rural women in Appalachian Ohio. Analyzes participant data by socioeconomic status, symptoms of depression, and demographics, such as age at first pregnancy and single mother status, among others.
Author(s): Mary Ellen Wewers, Pamela J. Salsberry, Amy K. Ferketich, et al. Citation: Journal of Woman's Health, 21(5), 548-556 Date: 05/2012 Type: Document view details
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
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 view details
Community Strategies to Address Cancer Disparities in Appalachian Kentucky
An overview of a community-based participatory research intervention in Appalachian Kentucky to address cancer disparities. Includes discussion of the perceptions and barriers to screening. Covers strategies for working in Appalachia, rural locations, and other traditionally undeserved communities. Table 3 lists characteristics and Figure 1 is an example focus group
Author(s): Nancy E. Schoenberg, Britteny M. Howell, Nell Fields Citation: Family & Community Health, 35(1), 31-43 Date: 2012 Type: Document view details
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 view details