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Resources by Topic: Chronic disease management

Cultural Dance Program Improves Hypertension Management for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders: a Pilot Randomized Trial
Results of a 12-week hula-based intervention coupled with self-care education on blood pressure management, done in Honolulu in 2012-2013. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by ethnic group, and intervention effects on blood pressure from baseline to 3-month follow-up.
Author(s): Joseph Keawe'aimoku Kaholokula, Mele Look, Tricia Mabellos, et al.
Citation: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 4(1), 35-46
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
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National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017-2020
Describes goals and strategies for preventing new infections, reducing deaths and health disparities, improving the health of people with viral hepatitis, and coordinating and reporting on implementation of hepatitis activities. Features sections on groups disproportionately affected by viral hepatitis, including American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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North Sunflower Medical Center Successfully Addressing Chronic Care Management
Documents North Sunflower Medical Center's (NSMC) progress as part of the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) project, particularly in the areas of discharge planning and follow-up, placing patients in the correct level of care, and chronic disease management. NSMC is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Ruleville, Mississippi.
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Polypharmacy and Health-Related Quality of Life Among US Adults With Arthritis, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2010-2012
Results of a study of 6,132 adults with arthritis, to determine the relationship between treatment with prescription drugs from 6 or more drug classes and health-related quality of life. Features demographic statistics with breakdown between urban and rural areas of residence.
Author(s): Abdulkarim M. Meraya, Nilanjana Dwibedi, Usha Sambamoorthi
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 13
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
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Sociocultural Construction of Food Ways in Low-Income Mexican-American Women with Diabetes: A Qualitative Study
Explores successful type 2 diabetes management practices of low-income Hispanic women residing in a rural community on the Texas-Mexico border in a sociocultural context, specifically looking at foodways. Foodways are the cultural, social, and economic practices relating to the production and consumption of food.
Author(s): Sandra Benavides-Vaello, Sharon A. Brown
Citation: Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25(15-16), 2367-2377
Date: 08/2016
Type: Document
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Vivir Mejor! (Live Better!)
Video highlighting the Vivir Mejor! (Live Better!) program, a comprehensive, culturally competent diabetes education program for Hispanic/Latino populations in rural Arizona. Features program staff and patients sharing how the program impacted the health of people in the region.
Date: 06/2016
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Offering Chronic Disease Self-Management Education in Rural Areas
Identifies challenges rural areas face in implementing evidence-based chronic disease self-management education (CDSME). Recommends strategies and resources rural communities can use to implement CDSME programs. Includes examples of successful programs.
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Council on Aging
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Mobile Health and Patient Engagement in the Safety Net: A Survey of Community Health Centers and Clinics
Discusses the results of a survey of rural and urban community health clinics and other clinics to evaluate the use of cell phones to engage patients in their healthcare. Highlights areas where the use of cell phones has shown to be successful in chronic disease management.
Author(s): Andrew Broderick, Farshid Haque
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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The Utah Remote Monitoring Project: Improving Health Care One Patient at a Time
Examines telemonitoring devices to expand and improve chronic disease management for patients living with diabetes and/or hypertension by measuring clinical parameters. Includes demographic data such as age, gender, and primary spoken language. Covers pre- and post-intervention data on patients' hemoglobin A1C, blood pressure, and low-density lipoprotein values.
Author(s): Laura Shane-McWhorter, Leslie Lenert, Marta Petersen, et al.
Citation: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 16(10), 653-660
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
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Qualitative Exploration of Rural Focus Group Members' Participation in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, USA
Explores the benefits of a self-managed approach to chronic illness as perceived by rural residents. Also discusses research in support of self-managed care for chronic illness in rural areas.
Author(s): Idethia Harvey, Megan Janke
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 14(4), 2886
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
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