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Resources by Topic: Research methods and resources

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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Community Outreach and Engagement to Prepare for Household Recruitment of National Children's Study Participants in a Rural Setting
Discusses the participant recruitment process used in a rural, four-county Northern Plains area for a longitudinal national children's health study. Identifies successful strategies used in both rural and tribal communities to engage women to participate in the study.
Author(s): Nancy L. Fahrenwald, Betty Wey, Ann Martin, Bonny L. Specker
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(1), 61-68
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
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Best Practices in American Indian & Alaska Native Public Health
Provides an overview of tribal epidemiology centers (TECs), focusing on their impact on the availability and quality of public health surveillance data for American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Discusses challenges with collecting data for this population and strategies TECs are using to address these issues. Offers examples of best practices from tribal epidemiology centers on various health topics, including cancer, mental health, tobacco use, and more.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tribal Epidemiology Centers
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Rural Community–Academic Partnership Model for Community Engagement and Partnered Research
Describes a bidirectional community-academic partnership between Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC) and the University of Maryland School of Medicine's (UMSOM) Office of Policy and Planning (OPP) to address the health and social issues on the rural Eastern shore of Maryland. Provides an overview of the partnership's design to address rural health needs by developing and supporting partnered research, clinical trials education and recruitment, bioethics education, and public trust in research.
Author(s): Claudia R. Baquet, Jeanne L. Bromwell, Margruetta B. Hall, Jacob F. Frego
Citation: Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 7(3), 281-290
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Boot Camp Translation: A Method For Building a Community of Solution
Describes a community-based participatory research approach integrating primary care, public health, and community-based organizations to process and translate biomedical research and evidence into accessible messages and dissemination methods to improve health in rural Colorado.
Author(s): Ned Norman, Chris Bennett, Shirley Cowart, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 26(3), 254-263
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Rural Oregon Community Perspectives
Provides an overview of the Lincoln County Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) in rural Oregon as it transitioned into a Community Health Improvement and Research Partnership (CHIRP). Describes the transition, including research training to grow the focus from CHIP to CHIRP, research studies to address existing local health problems, and includes lessons learned throughout the transition.
Author(s): Julia Young-Lorion, Melinda M. Davis, Nancy Kirks, et al.
Citation: Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 7(3), 313-322
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Geographic Information Systems and Chronic Kidney Disease: Racial Disparities, Rural Residence and Forecasting
Provides an overview of geographic information systems (GIS) concepts and techniques. Examines how GIS techniques have been used to study socioeconomic factors that contribute to chronic kidney disease. Explores race, poverty, and rural residence in relation to planning for renal services geographically.
Author(s): Rudolph A. Rodriguez, John R. Hotchkiss, Ann M. O'Hare
Citation: Journal of Nephrology, 26(1), 3-15
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Comparison of Enrollment Rates of African-American Families Into a School-Based Tobacco Prevention Trial Using Two Recruitment Strategies in Urban and Rural Settings
Describes results from using two recruitment approaches targeting rural and urban African-American elementary school families in the South for enrollment in a tobacco prevention program. The intervention used the Facilitate, Open and transparent communication, Shared benefits, Team and tailored, Educate bilaterally, and Relationships, realistic and rewards (FOSTER) approach, which is based on community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles.
Author(s): Martha S. Tingen, Jeannette O. Andrews, Janie Heath, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Health Promotion, 27(4), e91–e100
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Lessons Learned from the Conduct of a Multisite Cluster Randomized Practical Trial of Decision Aids in Rural and Suburban Primary Care Practices
Reports on participant recruitment for a community-based primary care practice study that included rural clinics. Discusses lessons learned related to timing and location of recruitment and impact of recruitment methods on the intervention implementation. Also describes how the study was designed to minimize disruption for the participating clinical sites.
Author(s): Kari L Ruud, Annie LeBlanc, Rebecca J Mullan, et al.
Citation: Trials, 14, 267
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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The American Community Survey and Rural Data Analysis
Discusses the American Community Survey and the challenges of that data source to understand conditions and trends in rural America.
Author(s): Kathleen Miller
Date: 08/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute
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