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The Community-Based Healthy-Lifestyle Intervention for Rural Preschools (CHIRP) Study: Design and Methods
Explores the design and methods for Community-based Healthy-lifestyle Interventions for Rural Preschools (CHIRP), a study in rural Florida. CHIRP assesses the effects of a behavioral family weight management intervention for overweight young children and their parents. Table 2 lists the CHIRP study schedule of behavioral family intervention session topics.
Author(s): David M. Janicke, Crystal S. Lim, Anne E. Mathews, et al.
Citation: Contemporary Clinical Trials, 34(2), 187-195
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
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Comparison of Enrollment Rates of African-American Families Into a School-Based Tobacco Prevention Trial Using Two Recruitment Strategies in Urban and Rural Settings
Describes results from using two recruitment approaches targeting rural and urban African-American elementary school families in the South for enrollment in a tobacco prevention program. The intervention used the Facilitate, Open and transparent communication, Shared benefits, Team and tailored, Educate bilaterally, and Relationships, realistic and rewards (FOSTER) approach, which is based on community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles.
Author(s): Martha S. Tingen, Jeannette O. Andrews, Janie Heath, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Health Promotion, 27(4), e91–e100
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Deaths Exceed Births in Record Number of U.S. Counties
Reports on the natural decrease in population in 2012 and covers the causes of a decrease in births in the U.S. Discusses the consequences of a natural decrease in population.
Author(s): Kenneth M. Johnson
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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High Food Insecurity and Its Correlates Among Families Living on a Rural American Indian Reservation
Studied the association between food insecurity and sociodemographic characteristics on a rural Native American Reservation in South Dakota, Pine Ridge Reservation.
Author(s): Katherine W. Bauer, Rachel Widome, John Himes, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 102(7), 1346-1352
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
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Mixed Methods Study of Management of Health Conditions in Rural Low-income Families: Implications for Health Care Policy in the USA
Examines the health issues and health management strategies utilized by rural low-income women and their families. Explains how health care reform measures may improve individual health status and reduce rural health disparities if they are carefully implemented.
Author(s): Leigh Ann Simmons, Catherine Huddleston-Casas, Kari Morgan, Derek Feldman
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 12(2), 1879
Date: 04/2012
Type: Document
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Family-centered Program Deters Substance Use, Conduct Problems, and Depressive Symptoms in Black Adolescents
Demonstrates how a family-centered preventive intervention, the Strong African American Families–Teen (SAAF–T) program can reduce behavior problems, substance use, and symptoms of depression among black adolescents living in rural Georgia. Data was collected from 502 Black families randomly assigned to either a controlled condition or the SAAF-T program. Adolescents, ages 16 and 17 years, self-reported problem behaviors, substance use, and depression over a period of 22 months.
Author(s): Gene H. Brody, Yi-fu Chen, Steven M. Kogan, et al.
Citation: Pediatrics, 129(1) 108-115
Date: 01/2012
Type: Document
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Childhood Obesity Prevention in Rural Settings: Background, Rationale, and Study Design of '4-Health,' a Parent-only Intervention
Summarizes the development of a parent-centered obesity intervention program, implementation of a 4-Health Educational program for children currently active in 4-H Youth Development programs, and evaluation of the outcome measures in children and parents of rural Montana.
Author(s): Wesley C. Lynch, Jill Martz, Galen Eldridge, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 12, 255
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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The Strong African American Families-Teen Trial: Rationale, Design, Engagement Processes, and Family-Specific Effects
Presents the results of a randomized, attention-controlled trial comparing the Strong African American Families–Teen (SAAF–T) family-centered intervention program for adolescents to a comparable family-centered control program that focused on health and nutrition. African American families from six counties in rural Georgia with a 10th-grade student participated in the study. The study focused on family management skills, culturally consistent programming, and community-based implementation procedures.
Author(s): Steven M. Kogan, Gene H. Brody, Virginia K. Molgaard, et al.
Citation: Prevention Science, 13(2), 206–217
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
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Understanding the Rural Food Environment: Perspectives of Low-income Parents
Describes barriers rural, low-income families face to access quality, affordable, and healthful food. Concludes that remedies used in urban areas will not help to fix the problem of food deserts in rural areas.
Author(s): Anush Yousefian, Al Leighton, Kimberly Fox, David Hartley
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 11(2), 1631
Date: 04/2011
Type: Document
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Access to Mental Health Services and Family Impact of Rural Children with Mental Health Problems
Provides information on the prevalence of children's mental health needs and associated access to care, and family impact across rural and urban areas.
Additional links: Policy Brief: Mental Health Problems Have Considerable Impact on Rural Children and their Families
Author(s): Jennifer D. Lenardson, Erika C. Ziller, David Lambert, Melanie M. Race, Anush Yousefian
Date: 10/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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