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Resources by Topic: Research methods and resources

Risk, Reward, and the Double-Edged Sword: Perspectives on Pharmacogenetic Research and Clinical Testing Among Alaska Native People
Examines the relationship between native populations in rural Alaska and the use of ethnically specific research regarding prescription drug effectiveness. Provides responses from Alaskan Natives concerning the use of data collected and recommendations for the role of tribal leadership in the advancement of pharmacogenetics.
Author(s): Jennifer L. Shaw, Renee Robinson, Helene Starks, Wylie Burke, Denise A. Dillard
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 103(12), 2220-2225
Date: 12/2013
Type: Document
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Research Ethics and Indigenous Communities
Discusses a model intertribal institutional review board (Intertribal IRB) in the Rocky Mountain/Great Plains area and their attention to the appreciation and respect of American Indian/Alaskan Native knowledge when conducting research studies. Includes questions to ask, steps to follow, and protocols to use when creating an Intertribal IRB.
Author(s): Allyson Kelley, Annie Belcourt-Dittloff, Cheryl Belcourt, Gordon Belcourt
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 103(1), 19-27103(12), 2146-2152
Date: 12/2013
Type: Document
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From Kids, Through Kids, To Kids: Examining the Social Influence Strategies Used by Adolescents to Promote Prevention among Peers
Examines messages adolescents believe are most effective in persuading their peers to resist substance use through an analysis of messages created by students from 20 rural middle schools. Gathers data on the audience-generated intervention messages to determine if they are similar to campaign philosophy and branding.
Author(s): Janice L. Krieger, Samantha Coveleski, Michael L. Hecht, et al.
Citation: Health Communication, 28(7), 683-695
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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Usefulness of a Survey on Underage Drinking in a Rural American Indian Community Health Clinic
Discusses how a survey of predominantly American Indian/Alaska Native youth on underage drinking can be helpful to a community health center when developing education and prevention efforts.
Author(s): David A. Gilder, Juan A. Luna, Jennifer Roberts, et al.
Citation: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research Journal, 20(2), 1-26
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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Formative Evaluation for a Healthy Corner Store Initiative in Pitt County, North Carolina: Assessing the Rural Food Environment, Part 1
Describes a consumer food environment in rural eastern North Carolina to guide planning and implementation of a Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) initiative to open a health corner store. Discusses lessons learned and provides nutrition environment comparison data for a rural food desert store versus urban nonfood desert store.
Author(s): Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts, Karamie R. Bringolf, Katherine K. Lawton, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 10
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
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Developing a Research Agenda for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in High-Risk Rural Communities
Summarizes a workshop hosted by the National Institute of Health to engage researchers and practitioners on cardiovascular disease research unique to rural communities across the country. Includes recommendations to guide and frame future research aimed at preventing cardiovascular disease risks in rural areas.
Author(s): Cathy L. Melvin, Giselle Corbie-Smith, Shiriki K. Kumanyika, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 103(6), 1011-1021
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
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Research Prioritization Topic Brief: Rural Trauma Care
Provides an overview of issues that impact rural trauma outcomes. Discusses priority research areas with the potential to improve care and patient-centered outcomes.
Date: 04/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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The Community-Based Healthy-Lifestyle Intervention for Rural Preschools (CHIRP) Study: Design and Methods
Explores the design and methods for Community-based Healthy-lifestyle Interventions for Rural Preschools (CHIRP), a study in rural Florida. CHIRP assesses the effects of a behavioral family weight management intervention overweight young children and their parents. Table 2 lists the CHIRP study schedule of behavioral family intervention session topics.
Author(s): David M. Janicke, Crystal S. Lim, Anne E. Mathews, et al.
Citation: Contemporary Clinical Trials, 34(2), 187-195
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
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A National Agenda for Community Paramedicine Research
Summarizes comments from community paramedicine stakeholders at an October 2012 meeting on community paramedicine. Includes discussion and collaboration aimed at building a national evidence base on community paramedicine.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, Susan M. Skillman
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Recruiting Rural Participants for a Telehealth Intervention on Diabetes Self-Management
Reports on a study that used rural Federally Qualified Health Center site coordinators at multiple locations to recruit participants for a telehealth behavioral coaching intervention. Identifies study design, site, and participant factors that acted as barriers or facilitators to participant recruitment.
Author(s): Sheridan Miyamoto, Stuart Henderson, Heather M. Young, Deborah Ward, Vanessa Santillan
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(1), 69-77
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
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