Healthcare Use and Prescription of Opioids in Rural Residents with Pain
Researches the factors affecting healthcare use and prescription of opioids in low-income individuals living in rural areas. Examines the relationship between rural residency, low socioeconomic status, and self-reported pain levels, along with the disparities caused by greater need and limited access. Findings are based on information collected from rural, low-income individuals with chronic pain receiving treatment at Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Author(s): Shweta Kapoor, Beverly E. Thorn Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 14(3), 2879 Date: 09/2014 Type: Document view details
Barriers to Primary Care Physicians Prescribing Buprenorphine
Reports on a study of physicians in the State of Washington who participated in a Rural Opioid Addiction Management Project on the use of buprenorphine-naloxone in the treatment of opioid use disorders. Study determined the percentage of physicians who prescribed this treatment, the characteristics associated with the prescribing physicians, the number of patients treated, and the barriers found when integrating this treatment into their outreach practice.
Author(s): Eliza Hutchinson, Mary Catlin, C. Holly A. Andrilla, et al. Citation: Annals of Family Medicine, 12(2), 128-133 Date: 03/2014 Type: Document view details
Trends and Geographic Patterns in Drug-Poisoning Death Rates in the U.S., 1999–2009
Utilizes small-area estimation techniques to approximate
county-level age-adjusted death rates (AADR) associated
with drug poisoning in the U.S. to explore geographic and
temporal variations. Includes AADR data by annual change,
rural versus urban location, and region of the U.S.
Author(s): Lauren M. Rossen, Diba Khan, Margaret Warner Citation: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 45(6), e19-e25 Date: 12/2013 Type: Document view details
Longitudinal Effects of Universal Preventive Intervention on Prescription Drug Misuse: Three Randomized Controlled Trials With Late Adolescents and Young Adults
Examines the results of 3 randomized controlled trials evaluating prescription drug misuse preventive interventions implemented in middle schools located in rural Pennsylvania and Iowa. The 3 studies included the Iowa Strengthening Families Program (ISFP), a revised ISFP - Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10–14 including school-based Life Skills training (SFP 10–14 + LST), and a Strengthening Families Program with school-based interventions (SFP 10–14). Discusses the benefits for public health impact by reducing prescription drug misuse among adolescents and young adults.
Author(s): Richard Spoth, Linda Trudeau, Chungyeol Shin, et al. Citation: American Journal of Public Health,103(4), 665-672. Date: 04/2013 Type: Document view details
Nonmedical Use of Prescription-Type Drugs, by County Type
Provides tables and charts identifying the nonmedical use of prescription-type drugs by county in the U.S. Includes demographic characteristics of population surveyed and compares rural with metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties.
Date: 04/2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration view details
Project Lazarus: Community-Based Overdose Prevention in Rural North Carolina
Describes a community-based overdose prevention model in an Appalachian county of Western North Carolina to combat the high unintentional poisoning mortality rate due to prescription opioids. The main components of this model include community involvement, coalition building, monitoring and surveillance data, overdose prevention, use of medication for reversing overdoses, and the education of primary care providers in managing chronic pain and safe opioid prescribing.
Author(s): Su Albert, Fred W. Brason, Catherine K. Sanford, et al. Citation: Pain Medicine, 12, (suppl 2), S77-S85 Date: 06/2011 Type: Document view details