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County-Level Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates on Colorectal Cancer Survival in the State of Georgia: Does County-Level Rurality Matter?
Evaluates 5-year colorectal cancer (CRC) survival rates in Georgia by county-level rurality and CRC screening rate. Uses 2004-2010 Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program data. Discusses rural-urban CRC mortality disparities, and describes the influence of CRC screening on mortality.
Author(s): Meng-Han Tsai, Steven S. Coughlin, Jorge Cortes
Citation: Cancer Medicine, 2024
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Implementation of a Mobile Health Clinic Framework for Hepatitis C Virus Screening and Treatment: A Descriptive Study
Examines the effectiveness of utilizing mobile health clinics (MHC) for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) treatment in underserved areas. Analyzes HCV screening and treatment rates of an MHC program initiated by Clemson Rural Health in South Carolina and discusses the impact of MHCs to provide healthcare access in rural and underserved areas.
Author(s): Lior Rennert, Kerry A. Howard, Caitlin M. Kickham, et al.
Citation: The Lancet Regional Health - Americas, 29
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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The State of Cancer in Florida: CCRAB Annual Report 2024
Reports cancer data and trends for the state of Florida. Highlights rural-urban disparities in cancer incidence and mortality, and discusses the importance of increasing access to screening and treatment in rural and underserved communities.
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Florida Cancer Council & Research Advisory Council (CCRAB)
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Assessing Social Needs and Engaging Community Health Workers in Underserved Kansas Counties: Insights From Primary Care Providers and Clinic Managers
Details a study exploring how rural and underserved urban communities in Kansas are screening for social determinants of health and using community health workers to address challenges. Bases findings on surveys of providers and clinic managers.
Author(s): Kristina M. Bridges, Joseph W. LeMaster, Daniel J. Parente, et al
Citation: Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 14
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
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Exploring Barriers and Promoters of CRC Screening Use among Agricultural Operators: A Pilot Study of an Application of Concept Mapping
Presents results from two agricultural operator focus groups, one of 7 women and the other of 7 men, which took place in rural Nebraska and discussed factors affecting the choice to be screened for colorectal cancer (CRC). Covers cost of care, access, awareness, family and community support, history of CRC, and provider-related variables. Identifies gender differences in factors influencing screening, and discusses approaches to screening promotion for farmers and ranchers.
Author(s): Cheryl Beseler, Jungyoon Kim, Roma Subramanian, et al.
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 23(4), 8413
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
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Mail-Based Self-Sampling to Complete Colorectal Cancer Screening: Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and Follow-up Through Implementation Science
Examines strategies to improve colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates among diverse populations in the U.S. by utilizing self-sampling fecal immunochemical tests (FITs). Discusses the impact of FIT outreach among rural, urban, and tribal populations in the U.S.
Author(s): Samir Gupta, Autumn Barnes, Alison T. Brenner, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 20
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
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Rural Adults' Perceptions of Nutrition Recommendations for Cancer Prevention: Contradictory and Conflicting Messages
Explores perceptions of web-based nutrition recommendations for colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention, utilizing interview data from 48 rural men and women aged 50 to 73 who participated in a CRC prevention intervention. Identifies challenges related to contradictory recommendations, cultural and dietary preferences, and information gaps. Includes discussion of factors promoting CRC screening.
Author(s): Melissa J. Vilaro, Emma Bryan, Te Palani, et al.
Citation: Preventive Oncology and Epidemiology, 1, 2237680
Date: 11/2023
Type: Directory
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Provider- and System-Level Barriers and Facilitators to Colonoscopy and Multi-Target Stool DNA for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Rural/Remote Alaska Native Communities
Highlights a study of the barriers and facilitators to colorectal cancer screening for Alaska Native communities in rural and remote regions of Alaska. Bases findings on interviews with providers and an analysis of system-level factors, such as travel time and costs, weather, and COVID-19, among others.
Author(s): Diana Redwood, Melissa Toffolon, Christie Flanagan, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(22), 7030
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
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2023 Rural-Urban Disparities in Health Care in Medicare
Examines rural/urban differences in the quality of healthcare received by Medicare beneficiaries in 2022, with breakdowns by race and ethnicity. Focuses on patient experience and clinical care measures, including screening for and management of health conditions, medication-related issues, and access to and availability of care.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RAND Corporation
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Prostate Cancer Screening and Strategies, Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2012–2020
Examines prostate screening from 2012 to 2020 among men living in Florida. Utilizes the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to analyze prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening percentages by county for men aged 18 or older. Discusses screening disparities related to Black men.
Author(s): Dottington Fullwood, Justine Gunderson, Brandon Snipe, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 20
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
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