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Resources by Topic: Men

TIP 56: Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men
Addresses specific treatment needs of adult men with substance use disorders. Reviews gender-specific research and best practices, such as common patterns of initiation of substance use among men and specific treatment issues and strategies. Includes a discussion of how these issues impact rural men.
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Quality of Prostate Cancer Care Among Rural Men in the Veterans Health Administration
Analyzes the rural and urban differences in access to oncology resources and quality of care for male veterans with prostate cancer, using the Veterans Affairs Central Cancer Registry to identify the patients and the Rural Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) codes to determine patient residence.
Author(s): Ted A. Skolarus, Stephanie Chan, Jeremy B. Shelton, et al.
Citation: Cancer, 119(20), 3629-3635
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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A Vision for Wellness and Health Equity for American Indian and Alaska Native Boys and Men
Discusses the health and wellness disparities among American Indian and Native Alaska boys and men.
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Men's Health Network
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Place of Residence and Primary Treatment of Prostate Cancer: Examining Trends in Rural and Nonrural Areas in Wisconsin
Examines if disparities exist between rural and urban residents receiving prostate cancer treatment. Includes statistics for treatment types by age at diagnosis, race/ethnicity, comorbidities, insurance, and rurality.
Author(s): Jeremy P. Cetnar, John M. Hampton, Amy A. Williamson, et al.
Citation: Urology, 81(3), 540-546
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
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A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Culturally Congruent Intervention to Increase Condom Use and HIV Testing among Heterosexually Active Immigrant Latino Men
Discusses the effectiveness of an HIV prevention intervention to increase condom use and HIV testing among Spanish-speaking, heterosexually active immigrant Latino men living in rural North Carolina. Participants in a small-group HIV prevention intervention were compared to their peers participating in a cancer education intervention to determine consistency in condom use and HIV testing.
Author(s): Scott D. Rhodes, Thomas P. McCoy, Aaron T. Vissman, et al.
Citation: AIDS and Behavior, 15(8), 1764-1775
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
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What Happens After an Elevated PSA Test: The Experience of 13,591 Veterans
Details a study on the time between prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing and a biopsy-confirmed cancer diagnosis in veterans. Compares rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Steven B. Zeliadt, Richard M. Hoffman, Ruth Etzioni, Van Anh T. Ginger, Daniel W. Lin
Citation: Journal of General Internal Medicine, 25(11), 1205-1210
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
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Coumaphos Exposure and Incident Cancer among Male Participants in the Agricultural Health Study (AHS)
Details a study on prostate cancer incidents in farmers exposed to coumaphos, a livestock insecticide, in Iowa and North Carolina. Breaks down data by age, smoking history, and alcohol consumption, among other factors.
Author(s): Carol H. Christensen, Elizabeth A. Platz, Gabriella Andreotti, et al.
Citation: Environmental Health Perspectives, 118(1), 92-96
Date: 01/2010
Type: Document
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Male Life Expectancy by County
Printable map that shows the life expectancy of males nationwide by county. Data source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 2010.
Date: 2010
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Influence of Rural Residence on the Use of Preventive Health Care Services
Study based on 1997 and 1999 data of the utilization of specific preventive healthcare services by rural women and men. Assesses the impact of rural residence, the availability of health care providers and technology, demographic factors, and health insurance status on the likelihood of obtaining the following preventive health care services: blood pressure screening, cholesterol screening, colon cancer screening, Pap smears, mammograms, flu shots, and pneumonia vaccinations.
Author(s): Michelle M. Casey, Kathleen Thiede Call, Jill Klingner
Date: 11/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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County Disability and Natural Disasters Maps
An interactive map set that shows county disability rates by sex, race, ethnicity, age group, and type of impairment. Also shows whether people with disabilities are more or less likely to live in counties with a higher risk of natural disasters.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Mathematica
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