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Resources by Topic: Infectious diseases

Urban and Rural Safety Net Health Care System Clinics: No Disparity in HPV4 Vaccine Completion Rates
Examines if HPV4 medication adherence differs between females who receive doses at rural versus urban safety net health care locations in the U.S. Includes descriptive information for females receiving care at rural versus urban safety net health care locations.
Author(s): Kelly Jo Sandri, Inge Verdenius, Mitchell J. Bartley, et al.
Citation: PLoS One, 9(5)
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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A Profile of Migrant Health: An Analysis of the Uniform Data System, 2010
Analyzes the demographic, socioeconomic, and health characteristics of patients from 142 community and migrant health centers that receive funding through the U.S. Public Health Service Act, Section 330.
Author(s): Bethany C. Boggess, Hilda Ochoa Bogue
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Impact of Rural Residence and Health System Structure on Quality of Liver Care
A study of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) patients with Hepatitis C (HCV) to ascertain the extent that rural residency can impact access to HCV specialists and quality of liver care.
Author(s): Catherine Rongey, Hui Shen, Nathan Hamilton, et al.
Citation: PLoS One, 8(12)
Date: 12/2013
Type: Document
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Risky Sex in Rural America: Longitudinal Changes in a Community-Based Cohort of Methamphetamine and Cocaine Users
Analyzes the relationship between stimulant use and sexual behavior in a community-based study of rural users in select counties in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Ohio.
Author(s): Tyrone F. Borders, Katharine E. Stewart, Patricia B. Wright
Citation: American Journal on Addictions, 22(6), 535-542
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
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CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report - United States, 2013
Addresses the differences in mortality and disease risk factors related to behaviors, access to healthcare, and social determinants of health in both rural and urban settings.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 62(3)
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Telehealth Collaborative Care Program for Persons With HIV Infection in a Rural Setting
Discusses the feasibility of telehealth collaborative care (TCC), based on a study in which 32 veterans with HIV were treated through TCC in rural areas of Iowa and Illinois.
Author(s): Michael Ohl, Dena Dillon, Jane Moeckli, et al.
Citation: Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28(9), 1165-1173
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
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Washeteria Closures, Infectious Disease and Community Health in Rural Alaska: A Review of Clinical Data in Kivalina, Alaska
Assesses the rates of gastrointestinal, respiratory, and skin infections associated with prolonged washeteria closures for a village of 400 people on an Alaskan barrier island. There is no in-home piped water or sewage on the barrier island; the washeteria is the village's only source providing public showers, laundry facilities, and flush toilets.
Author(s): Timothy K. Thomas, Jake Bell, Dana Bruden, Millie Hawley, Michael Brubaker
Citation: International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 72(1)
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
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Health Care Providers' Perspectives on Low HPV Vaccine Uptake and Adherence in Appalachian Kentucky
Examines healthcare providers' perceived barriers and motivations for women ages 18-26 in Appalachian Kentucky to receive the HPV vaccine. Includes suggested strategies from healthcare providers for improving vaccination rates and participant characteristics.
Author(s): Katharine J. Head, Robin C. Vanderpool, Laurel A. Mills
Citation: Public Health Nursing, 30(4), 351-360
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
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Rural AIDS Diagnoses in Florida: Changing Demographics and Factors Associated With Survival
Reports on a study comparing demographic characteristics of rural and urban Floridians diagnosed with AIDS from 1993-2007. Looks at age, race, and mode of transmission, as well as other factors. Compares survival rates of rural and urban populations.
Author(s): Mary Jo Trepka, Theophile Niyonsenga, Lorene M. Maddox, Spencer Lieb
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(3), 266-280
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
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All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality Among US Youth: Socioeconomic and Rural-Urban Disparities and International Patterns
Analyzes the socioeconomic and rural-urban disparities in all-cause mortality and mortality from leading causes of death, including homicide, suicide, unintentional injuries, and HIV/AIDS, among U.S. youth aged 15–24.
Author(s): Gopal K. Singh, Romuladus E. Azuine, Mohammad Siahpush, Michael D. Kogan
Citation: Journal of Urban Health, 90(3), 388-405
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
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