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Resources by Topic: Depression

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
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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
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Pesticide Exposure and Depression Among Male Private Pesticide Applicators in the Agricultural Health Study
Analyzes pesticide exposure data among male pesticide applicators living in rural Iowa and North Carolina. Determines if associations between pesticide exposure and depression exist.
Author(s): John D. Beard, David M. Umbach, Jane A. Hoppin, et al.
Citation: Environmental Health Perspectives, 122(9), 984–991
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
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Healthcare Use and Prescription of Opioids in Rural Residents with Pain
Researches the factors affecting healthcare use and prescription of opioids in low-income individuals living in rural areas. Examines the relationship between rural residency, low socioeconomic status, and self-reported pain levels, along with the disparities caused by greater need and limited access. Findings are based on information collected from rural, low-income individuals with chronic pain receiving treatment at Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Author(s): Shweta Kapoor, Beverly E. Thorn
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 14(3), 2879
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
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Native Elderly Falls and Depression as Related to Elder Abuse Services
Poster presentation illustrating the relationship between depression and fall rates of Native American elders. Identifies their correlation as an indicator of potential abuse. Includes information related to participants' use and intention to use the Elder Abuse Prevention Programs.
Author(s): Daisy Riley, Paula Carter, Harmony Lindgren, Jacqueline Gray
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
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Maternal Health Literacy Progression Among Rural Perinatal Women
Reports on a study of the progression of maternal health literacy in low-income women who received home visits from Registered Nurse Case Managers (RNCMs) in rural Georgia. Breaks down data by participant demographics, level of prenatal and postpartum depression scores, and birth outcomes.
Author(s): Sandra C. Mobley, Suzanne Dixson Thomas, Donald E. Sutherland, et al.
Citation: Maternal and Child Health Journal, 18(8), 1881-1892
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
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Addressing the Health Care Needs of Rural Veterans: A Guide for State Offices of Rural Health
Acts as a manual to assist the State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs) in addressing the healthcare needs of rural veterans. Includes information from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rural health programs. Covers statistics on the healthcare needs of rural veterans and recommends actions for SORHs to support the healthcare needs of rural veterans.
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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A Population-Based Study of Edentulism in the U.S.: Does Depression and Rural Residency Matter after Controlling for Potential Confounders?
Examines the relationship of depression and rural residency with partial and full edentulism in U.S. adults. Analyzes data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) core survey and optional adult depression module from 2006. Includes data and statistics, such as self-defined health status, drinking and smoking status, level of emotional support, rural and non-rural, socioeconomic status, and others.
Author(s): Daniel M. Saman, Andrine Lemieux, Oscar Arevalo, May Nawal Lutfiyya
Citation: BMC Public Health, 14, 65
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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A Rural African American Faith Community's Solutions to Depression Disparities
Discusses how a rural African American community of faith in the Arkansas Delta could deal with depression within their community as well as in their congregation.
Author(s): Keneshia Bryant, Tiffany Haynes, Karen Hye-cheon Kim Yeary, Nancy Greer-Williams, Mary Hartwig
Citation: Public Health Nursing, 31(3), 262-271
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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Behavioral Health Coaching for Rural Veterans with Diabetes and Depression: A Patient Randomized Effectiveness Implementation Trial
Analyzes the relationship between depression and diabetes among veterans and its effect on behavioral health. Reports on a trial for rural veterans in Southeast Texas meant to measure the effects of the Health Outcomes through Patient Empowerment (HOPE) intervention. The goal of the program is to improve the mental and physical health of patients with complex comorbid medical conditions.
Author(s): Jeffrey A. Cully, Jessica Y. Breland, Suzanne Robertson, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 14, 191
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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