A Survey of Barriers to Screening for Oral Cancer among Rural Black Americans
Identifies barriers to receiving preventive oral cancer
screenings for African Americans living in rural Florida.
Includes data on education level, insurance, knowledge of
oral cancer, and previous oral cancer screening by sex.
Covers barriers by knowledge, social attention, and
resources such as transportation, convenience, and cost.
Author(s): James A. Shepperd, Jennifer L. Howell, Henrietta Logan Citation: Psycho-Oncology, 23(3), 276-282 Date: 03/2014 Type: Document view details
Delays in Diagnosis of Congenital Hearing Loss in Rural Children
Analyzes Kentucky's newborn hearing-screening program data
to determine the frequency of congenital hearing loss for
both rural Appalachia and non-Appalachia regions of the
state. Includes Appalachia and non-Appalachia hearing loss
data by the number of births, failed newborns screenings,
types of hearing loss, percent of families obtaining
diagnostic testing following a failed screening test, and
children enrolled in an early intervention program.
Author(s): Matthew L. Bush, Kristin Bianchi, Cathy Lester, et al. Citation: Journal of Pediatrics, 164(2), 393-397 Date: 02/2014 Type: Document view details
Nonmydriatic Fundus Photography for Teleophthalmology Diabetic Retinopathy Screening in Rural and Urban Clinics
Examines the diagnostic value of telehealth for eye exams
to screen for diabetic retinopathy in remote California
Native American reservations compared to patients
seen in person at an urban University of California Davis
medical clinic. Includes data and statistics for urban
versus rural, ethnicity, and optic conditions present.
Author(s): Eric K. Chin, Bruna V. Ventura, Kai-Yin See, Joann Seibles, Susanna S. Park Citation: Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 20(2),102-108 Date: 02/2014 Type: Document view details
Differences in Response to a Dietary Intervention Between the General Population and First Degree Relatives of Colorectal Cancer Patients
Examines whether dietary interventions have a greater response
among people with a family history of colorectal cancer
compared with the general population in rural Virginia.
Data was collected by telephone surveys completed at a
starting baseline and a one-month follow-up using a 28
question Fat and Fiber Behavior questionnaire. Includes
family member and general population sample group data by
demographics, such as ethnicity, education, eating habits,
family social support, and others.
Author(s): Donna McClish, Patrica Carcaise-Edinboro, Hali Esinhart, Diane Baer Wilson, Melanie K. Bean Citation: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 46(5), 376-383 Date: 2014 Type: Document view details
Evaluation of a Home-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Intervention in a Rural State
Reports on a study examining if an at-home colorectal cancer screening tool, the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), mailed to veterans in rural areas who were overdue for screening, resulted in higher screening rates compared to mailing educational materials, or to no intervention.
Author(s): Mary E. Charlton, Michelle A. Mengeling, Thorvardur R. Halfdanarson, et al. Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 30(3), 322-332 Date: 2014 Type: Document view details
Increasing Cervical Cancer Screening in the United States - Mexico Border Region
Discusses the effects of an intervention delivered by community health workers (CHWs), or Promotores de Salud, on cervical cancer screening rates for Hispanic women in the rural border area of New Mexico who were out of compliance with the recommended screening guidelines.
Author(s): Beti Thompson, Hugo Vilchis, Crystal Moran, Wade Copeland, et al. Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 30(2), 196-205 Date: 2014 Type: Document view details
Two VA Studies Examine the Effects of Home-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening and Telephone Follow-Up in a Rural State
Discusses two studies that examine home-based colorectal cancer screening in rural veterans who might otherwise have to travel a long distance for screening. Reports that the screening could be incorporated into practices of small rural and remote clinics and into the proactive approaches being adopted by the VA patient-aligned care teams.
Author(s): Mary E. Charlton, Michelle A. Mengeling, Thorvardur R. Halfdanarson, et al. Date: 2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health view details