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Resources by Topic: Diabetes

Where Are They Now? Continuing to Reach Out (and Dance) in California
Update to a Rural Monitor Around the Country article featuring California's Reach Out program, which offers wellness programs and helps community members through advocacy, social services, and referrals to healthcare providers.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Recruiting Rural Participants for a Telehealth Intervention on Diabetes Self-Management
Reports on a study that used rural Federally Qualified Health Center site coordinators at multiple locations to recruit participants for a telehealth behavioral coaching intervention. Identifies study design, site, and participant factors that acted as barriers or facilitators to participant recruitment.
Author(s): Sheridan Miyamoto, Stuart Henderson, Heather M. Young, Deborah Ward, Vanessa Santillan
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(1), 69-77
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
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Improved Outcomes in Diabetes Care for Rural African Americans
Results of a 3-year-long intervention involving education with behavioral coaching, treatment intensification, point-of-care management, a team-care approach, and physician leadership. Includes statistics with breakdowns for various clinical parameters at baseline, 18 months, and 36 months, for intervention patients and control group patients.
Author(s): Paul Bray, Doyle M. Cummings, Susan Morrissey, et al.
Citation: Annals of Family Medicine, 11(2), 145-150
Date: 2013
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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Missing the Handoff: Post-Hospitalization Follow-up Care Among Rural Medicare Beneficiaries With Diabetes
Presents findings of an analysis of urban – rural differences in 30 day post-discharge physician follow-up care for people with diabetes.
Author(s): Kevin Bennett, Janice Probst, Medha Vyavaharkar, Saundra Glover
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 12(3), 2097
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
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Intervention Mapping as a Guide for the Development of a Diabetes Peer Support Intervention in Rural Alabama
Describes development of a culturally relevant program to improve diabetes self-management among medically underserved African American adults in Alabama's Black Belt. Discusses intervention mapping as a systematic process combining theory, empirical evidence from the literature, and data from the community, and shows how this may be a useful approach in developing and adapting programs.
Author(s): Andrea Cherrington, Michelle Y. Martin, Michaela Hayes, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 9
Date: 01/2012
Type: Document
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Indian Health Focus: Women
A report focused on American Indian and Alaska Native women living in the Indian Health Services service area (approximately 57 percent of the AI/AN people residing in the U.S.). Includes data and statistics broken down by age, gender, employment status, prenatal and maternal health, live births, and morbidity and mortality.
Author(s): Yvette Roubideaux, Richard M. Church, Kirk Greenway
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Quality of Diabetes Mellitus Care by Rural Primary Care Physicians
Describes the relationship between the degree of rurality and glucose, blood pressure, and lipid control among patients with diabetes. Includes statistics for patient characteristics by degree of rurality.
Author(s): Stephen A. Tonks, Sohil Makwana, Amanda H. Salanitro, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 28(4), 364-371
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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Chronic Disease Risk Factors Among American Indian/Alaska Native Women of Reproductive Age
Discusses prevalence of chronic conditions and risk factors among a nationally representative sample of American Indian/Alaska Native women aged 18-44 years and makes comparisons with White women. Includes statistical breakdowns by weight status, physical activity level, cigarette use, and insurance coverage.
Author(s): Pamela Amparo, Sherry L. Farr, Patricia M. Dietz
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 8(6)
Date: 11/2011
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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