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Resources by Topic: Chronic disease management

The Empirical Foundations of Telemedicine Interventions for Chronic Disease Management
Examines the impact telemedicine has on cost, quality, and rural access to healthcare, focusing on three chronic diseases: congestive heart failure, stroke, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Author(s): Rashid L. Bashshur, Gary W. Shannon, Brian R. Smith, et al.
Citation: Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 20(9), 769-800
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
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Telehealth Invigorating and Innovating Diabetes Care
Describes how home monitors and other technologies are helping diabetic patients live healthier lives, cutting healthcare costs and hospital visits.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Diabetes Management in Rural Areas Takes Holistic, Community Approaches
Programs in Florida and Kentucky are helping diabetic patients better manage their health, and promoting community awareness of the disease.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Nonmydriatic Fundus Photography for Teleophthalmology Diabetic Retinopathy Screening in Rural and Urban Clinics
Examines the diagnostic value of telehealth for eye exams to screen for diabetic retinopathy in remote California Native American reservations compared to patients seen in person at an urban University of California Davis medical clinic. Includes data and statistics for urban versus rural, ethnicity, and optic conditions present.
Author(s): Eric K. Chin, Bruna V. Ventura, Kai-Yin See, Joann Seibles, Susanna S. Park
Citation: Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 20(2),102-108
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
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The Relationship Between Perceived Burden of Chronic Conditions and Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Appalachian Residents
Describes the perceived burden of multiple morbidity among primarily rural Appalachian adults aged 50-75 and the likelihood these patients will undertake colorectal cancer screenings (CRCS). Discusses the prioritization of CRCS by patients with chronic disease and their physicians. Briefly compares reports from both urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Yelena N. Tarasenko, Steven T. Fleming, Nancy E. Schoenberg
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 30(1), 40-49
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
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The Burden of Chronic Diseases in Missouri: Progress and Challenges
Reports on burdens, trends, and disparities of chronic disease in the state of Missouri. Includes discussion on the impact of rurality on the rate of chronic disease, healthcare coverage, and access to healthy food.
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
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Urban–Rural Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening: Cross-Sectional Analysis of 1998–2005 Data from the Centers for Disease Control's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Study
Analyzes Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data to examine disparities in colorectal cancer screening rates between rural and urban U.S. populations. Table 1 compares rural and urban population characteristics, such as age, race, ethnicity, education, income, marital status, and overall health.
Author(s): Allison M. Cole, J. Elizabeth Jackson, Mark Doescher
Citation: Cancer Medicine, 1(3), 350-356
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
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The Management of Chronic Diseases in Rural Missouri Practices
Reports the results of interviews with focus groups from rural healthcare practices in Missouri describing the challenges of managing chronic disease in small rural healthcare settings. Discusses the characteristics of rural practices and the communities they serve.
Author(s): Maithe Enriquez, Jill Moormeier, William Lafferty
Citation: Missouri Medicine, 109(3), 210-215
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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Using Technology to Deliver Healthcare Education to Rural Patients
Describes how the Internet can help rural health facilities get access to current health education materials for their patients.
Author(s): Carol McIlhenny, Brenda Guzic, Dawna Knee, et al.
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 11(4), 1798
Date: 10/2011
Type: Document
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Compendium of Rural Best Practices/Models Innovations to Strengthen Rural Health Care: Technology, Training and Workforce Development
Summarizes innovative programs occurring in rural areas, featuring a recruitment and retention network and other models focusing on workforce education and training for behavioral and mental health, transportation, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and chronic disease management.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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