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Resources by Topic: Depression

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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Pesticide Exposure and Self-Reported Incident Depression Among Wives in the Agricultural Health Study
Examines pesticide exposure data among farmers' wives living in rural Iowa and North Carolina. Determines if associations between pesticide exposure and depression exist.
Author(s): John D. Beard, Jane A. Hoppin, Marie Richards, et al.
Citation: Environmental Research, 126, 31-42
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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The Burden of Chronic Diseases in a Rural North Florida Sample
Discusses the frequency of four common and preventable chronic diseases (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and arthritis), and the risk factors that may be associated with these diseases among residents in rural North Florida.
Author(s): Henrietta Logan, Yi Guo, Virginia J Dodd, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 13, 906
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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Relationships of Race and Socioeconomic Status to Postpartum Depressive Symptoms in Rural African American and Non-Hispanic White Women
Highlights a study of postpartum depression (PPD) in rural women from eastern North Carolina and the potential role of race in the severity of symptoms. Focuses specifically on the experiences of rural African American and non-Hispanic White women. Controls for subjective socioeconomic status.
Author(s): Christyn L. Dolbier, Taylor E. Rush, Latoya S. Sahadeo, Michele L. Shaffer, John Thorp
Citation: Maternal and Child Health Journal, 17(7), 1277-1287
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
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Stress, Depression, and Coping among Latino Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
Presents the findings of three focus groups and a quantitative survey of farmworkers in North Carolina. Working conditions were found to be related to both physical and mental stress, as well as lack of resources, family issues, and documentation status.
Author(s): Sloane Burke Winkelman, Elizabeth H. Chaney, Jeffrey W. Bethel
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10(5), 1815-1830
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
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