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Resources by Topic: Behavioral health

All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality Among US Youth: Socioeconomic and Rural-Urban Disparities and International Patterns
Analyzes the socioeconomic and rural-urban disparities in all-cause mortality and mortality from leading causes of death, including homicide, suicide, unintentional injuries, and HIV/AIDS, among U.S. youth aged 15–24.
Author(s): Gopal K. Singh, Romuladus E. Azuine, Mohammad Siahpush, Michael D. Kogan
Citation: Journal of Urban Health, 90(3), 388-405
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
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Mental Health Services in Rural Long-Term Care: Challenges and Opportunities for Improvement
This research and policy brief examines promising practices for enhancing mental health services to the elderly living in rural long-term care facilities or in their own homes.
Author(s): Jean A. Talbot, Andrew F. Coburn
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Mental Health Services in Rural Long-Term Care
Explores practices for increasing the quality, quantity, and accessibility of mental health services in rural long-term care. Addresses finances, workforce challenges, physical access barriers, integrated care, and policy considerations.
Author(s): Jean A. Talbot, Andrew F. Coburn
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Patterns of Care for Rural and Urban Children with Mental Health Problems
Examines the prevalence of mental health diagnoses in rural and urban children, as well as variation in treatment rates and psychotropic medication prescriptions. Addresses the effect of insurance type and income on mental health service use.
Additional links: Policy Brief: Rural Children Experience Different Rates of Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment
Author(s): Nathaniel J. Anderson, Samantha J. Neuwirth, Jennifer D. Lenardson, David Hartley
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study of Health Service Deficits among U.S. Adults with Depressive Symptoms
Examines the prevalence of health service deficits in rural versus non-rural adults with depressive symptoms. Looks at factors contributing to health service deficits including: no health insurance, no health provider, deferred medical care due to cost, and no routine medical exam in the past year. Table 4 lists demographics of adults with current depressive symptoms by rural versus urban.
Author(s): Krista L Huot, May Nawal Lutfiyya, Michael F Akers, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 13, 160
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
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Utility of an Interactive Voice Response System to Assess Antiretroviral Pharmacotherapy Adherence among Substance Users Living with HIV/AIDS in the Rural South
Examines a telephone-based interactive voice response self-monitoring system to measure the likelihood of daily HIV medication adherence and effects on rural substance users living with HIV/AIDS.
Author(s): Jalie A. Tucker, Cathy A. Simpson, Jin Huang, David L. Roth, Katharine E. Stewart
Citation: AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 27(5), 280-286
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
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Evaluating the Promise of Health IT to Enhance/Expand the Reach of Mental Health Services
Discusses methods for improving access to mental health services and reducing barriers limiting the expansion of mental healthcare services in rural America.
Author(s): Greg Clarke, Bobbi Jo Yarborough
Citation: General Hospital Psychiatry, 35(4), 339-344
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
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Longitudinal Effects of Universal Preventive Intervention on Prescription Drug Misuse: Three Randomized Controlled Trials With Late Adolescents and Young Adults
Examines the results of 3 randomized controlled trials evaluating prescription drug misuse preventive interventions implemented in middle schools located in rural Pennsylvania and Iowa. The 3 studies included the Iowa Strengthening Families Program (ISFP), a revised ISFP - Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10–14 including school-based Life Skills training (SFP 10–14 + LST), and a Strengthening Families Program with school-based interventions (SFP 10–14). Discusses the benefits for public health impact by reducing prescription drug misuse among adolescents and young adults.
Author(s): Richard Spoth, Linda Trudeau, Chungyeol Shin, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health,103(4), 665-672.
Date: 04/2013
Type: Document
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Rural-Urban Disparities in Health Status among US Cancer Survivors
Analyzes the self-reported health status of U.S. cancer survivors for disparities by rural versus urban residence. Includes rural and urban data on demographics, overall health, psychological distress, and non-cancer co-morbidities.
Author(s): Kathryn E. Weaver, Ann M. Geiger, Lingyi Lu, L. Douglas Case
Citation: Cancer, 119(5), 1050-1057
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
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The Community-Based Healthy-Lifestyle Intervention for Rural Preschools (CHIRP) Study: Design and Methods
Explores the design and methods for Community-based Healthy-lifestyle Interventions for Rural Preschools (CHIRP), a study in rural Florida. CHIRP assesses the effects of a behavioral family weight management intervention for overweight young children and their parents. Table 2 lists the CHIRP study schedule of behavioral family intervention session topics.
Author(s): David M. Janicke, Crystal S. Lim, Anne E. Mathews, et al.
Citation: Contemporary Clinical Trials, 34(2), 187-195
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
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