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Resources by Topic: Depression

Practice Based Versus Telemedicine Based Collaborative Care for Depression in Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers: A Pragmatic Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial
Reports on a research trial comparing patient outcomes between a practice-based and telemedicine based collaborative primary care model to address depression in rural Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Includes data on both collaborative care models by patient characteristics, for example age, race/ethnicity, income, insurance, marital status, and more.
Author(s): John C. Fortney, Jeffrey M. Pyne, Sip B. Mouden, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Psychiatry, 170(4), 414-425
Date: 04/2013
Type: Document
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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: 2013
Type: Document
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A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Depression and Disease Management Program Delivered by Telephone
Reports on the use of telephone administered psychotherapy as an effective means of treating rural veterans with a medical illness accompanied by depression whose treatment would otherwise be hampered by cost, social stigma, and travel barriers.
Author(s): Arwa Aburizik, Lilian Dindo, Peter J. Kaboli, Mary E. Charlton, Carolyn Turvey
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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Mental Health Among Northern New Hampshire Young Adults: Depression and Substance Problems Higher Than Nationwide
Analyzes data from two surveys administered in 2011 to assess depressive and substance abuse symptoms of young adults in Coös County, New Hampshire. Compares the mental health patterns of young adults in Coös County to the mental health patterns among rural young adults nationwide.
Author(s): Karen T. Van Gundy
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Rural Older Adults' Mental Health: Status and Challenges in Care Delivery
Examines the mental health service needs of, and use by, independently living rural older adults, with a focus on depression.
Author(s): Emilee Bocker, Michael Glasser, Kimberly Nielsen, Vicki Weidenbacher-Hoper
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 12, 2199
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
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Behavioral Health Coaching for Rural-living Older Adults with Diabetes and Depression: An Open Pilot of the HOPE Study
Highlights a study on the Health Outcomes through Patient Empowerment (HOPE) intervention for rural older adults. Discusses the telephone-based intervention as a means of managing the diabetes and depression comorbidity of elderly people in rural areas. Breaks down effective sessions by module and features several case studies.
Author(s): Aanand D Naik, Craig D White, Suzanne M Robertson, et al.
Citation: BMC Geriatrics, 12, 37
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
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More than Black and White: Differences in Predictors of Obesity among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders and European Americans
Analyzes predictors of obesity in rural Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Asian American, and European American undergraduate students by examining body mass index (BMI), exercise frequency, symptoms of psychiatric disorders, health outcomes, health status, and health behaviors.
Author(s): Alok Madan, Olga G. Archambeau, Vanessa A. Milsom, et al.
Citation: Obesity, 20(6), 1325-1328
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
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The Rural Monitor: Services for Rural Veterans
Feature issue focused on services for rural veterans. Discusses medical foster homes and housing for veterans, rural veterans with PTSD, telehealth in rural areas, and getting help for families.
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Healing Invisible Wounds: Programs Help Rural Vets with PTSD and Depression
Highlights programs in Virginia and Montana, where rural veterans suffering from PTSD, depression, and trauma are finding help and support in their local communities.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Depression Literacy: Rates and Relation to Perceived Need and Mental Health Service Utilization in a Rural American Sample
Reports on a study that evaluated the depression literacy of a rural American sample, and examined the relationship of depression literacy with perceived need for and utilization of different types of services for those with emotional problems.
Author(s): Tisha Deen, Ana Bridges
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 11(4), 1803
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
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