Rural Health Resources by Topic: Research methods and resources
Development of the Rural Active Living Perceived Environmental Support Scale (RALPESS)
Describes the development of the Rural Active Living
Perceived Environmental Support Scale (RALPESS) survey
instrument to measure perceptions of rural environments for
physical activity. Includes definitions, characteristics,
and items on each of the seven RALPESS factors: church
facilities, town center connectivity, indoor areas, around
your home/neighborhood, town center physical activity
resources, school grounds, and outdoor areas.
Author(s): M. Reneé Umstattd, Stephanie L. Baller, Erin Hennessy, et al. Citation: Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 9(5), 724-730 Date: 2012 Type: Document view details
'Walk Softly and Listen Carefully': Building Research Relationships with Tribal Communities
Provides an overview of partnership research approaches for studying health issues that impact American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). Discusses the importance of researchers learning about culture, tribal sovereignty, and AI/AN experiences. Includes examples of two effective research partnerships and reflections of a tribal community organizer and a Native researcher.
Date: 2012 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Montana State University Center for Native Health Partnerships, National Congress of American Indians view details
Process for Determining the Cancer Burden of the Hopi Tribe
Describes collaborative and technical processes used by the Hopi Tribe, University of Arizona researchers, and the Arizona Cancer Registry to provide Hopi-specific cancer data from 1995-2005. Includes socioeconomic data and breakdowns by type of cancer.
Author(s): Sylvia R. Brown, Lori Joshweseoma, Timothy Flood, Kathryn Coe Citation: Public Health Reports, 125(6) Date: 11/2010 Type: Document view details
Health Research on the U.S.-México Border: Promoting a Binational Agenda
Explores the relationship between research and policy
development and the role they play in improving health
along the U.S.-Mexico border. Outlines key considerations
in the development of a binational border health research
agenda including current gaps in border health research, and the need to translate research into policies and effective health interventions.
Date: 11/2010 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: United States-México Border Health Commission view details
Contextualizing CBPR: Key Principles of CBPR Meet the Indigenous Research Context
Examines the literature related to community-based participatory research in tribal communities. Covers the key principles of CBPR in the context of tribal research and also identifies additional considerations.
Author(s): Deborah LaVeaux, Suzanne Christopher Citation: Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health, 7(1) Date: 06/2009 Type: Document view details