Community-Based Diabetes Screening and Risk Assessment in Rural West Virginia
Reports on a cross-sectional study to assess diabetes risk among 540 individuals, 18 years or more, from 12 rural counties in West Virginia. A noninvasive survey combined with a glycosylated hemoglobin or A1C blood test was used to identify individuals with prediabetes, or at high risk for diabetes. Discusses the factors contributing to the high rates of diabetes and prediabetes, and the need to effectively lower the risks of diabetes in the state.
Author(s): Ranjita Misra, Cindy Fitch, David Roberts, Dana Wright Citation: Journal of Diabetes Research, 2016 Date: 01/2016 Type: Document view details
Health Literacy Mediates the Relationship between Age and Health Outcomes in Patients with Heart Failure
Discusses a study on the role of health literacy in the relationship between increasing age and negative health outcomes in rural adults with heart failure (HF). Divides participants into younger group (under 65) and an older group (65 and older). Analyzes data by educational attainment, income, and race, as well as several other factors.
Author(s): Jia-Rong Wu, Debra K. Moser, Darren A. DeWalt, Mary Kay Rayens, Kathleen Dracup Citation: Circulation: Heart Failure, 9(1), 2250 Date: 01/2016 Type: Document view details
Practical Solutions for Pesticide Safety: A Farm and Research Team Participatory Model
Highlights a study of a participatory research program which produced the Practical Solutions for Pesticide Safety guide. Input from farm managers and workers was key to the development of the guide, which is now used as an educational tool for agricultural safety across the Pacific Northwest region.
Author(s): Kit Galvin, Jen Krenz, Marcy Harrington, Pablo Palmández, Richard A. Fenske Citation: Journal of Agromedicine, 21(1), 113-122 Date: 2016 Type: Document view details
The Active Patient Role and Asthma Outcomes in an Underserved Rural Community
Examines a study measuring outcomes of asthma patients in 11 rural counties in north central Wisconsin. Compares results from participants deemed active patients - who possess the knowledge, skills, and confidence to manage their condition - and those who were not.
Author(s): Henry N. Young, Tonja L. Larson, Elizabeth D. Cox, et al. Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 30(2), 121-127 Date: 04/2014 Type: Document view details
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 view details
An Interview with Lander Cooney
Presents an interview with the CEO of Community Health Partners in Montana who discusses how witnessing poverty as a classroom teacher and as a traveler led her work in healthcare.
Author(s): Beth Blevins Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 11/2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Health Literacy and Urbanicity Among Cancer Patients
Describes a study of correlations between levels of health literacy and urbanicity based on a cross-sectional survey of cancer patients in Wisconsin. Compares data from rural and urban populations and controls for socioeconomic status.
Author(s): Julie Halverson, Ana Martinez-Donate, Amy Trentham-Dietz, et al. Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(4), 392-402 Date: 10/2013 Type: Document view details