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Resources by Topic: Research methods and resources

Recruitment of Rural and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults for Dental Research
Discusses the successful recruitment of rural community-dwelling older adults with cognitive impairment for dental research.
Author(s): B. Wu, E.A. Goedereis, R.J. Crout, et al.
Citation: Special Care in Dentistry, 30(5), 193-199
Date: 09/2010
Type: Document
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Disseminating Rural Health Research to Community, State and National Audiences: A Communications Toolkit for Health Researchers
Includes approaches for developing various research-related documents and disseminating rural health research results.
Author(s): Wendy Opsahl, Patricia Moulton, Alex McEllistrem-Evenson, Holly Gabriel, Amanda Scurry
Date: 01/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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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
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Rural Issues Related to Comparative Effectiveness Research and Dissemination
Describes strategies for expanding clinical research in rural environments; implementing practice guidelines in rural settings; and improving access to current evidence-based information for rural health professionals and patients.
Author(s): Ira Moscovice, Michelle Casey
Date: 06/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
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The State of Human Services in Rural America
Provides an overview of the types of human service programs serving rural communities and the challenges they face. Suggests a research agenda for rural America.
Citation: Perspectives: On Poverty, Policy, and Place, 5(Winter), 3-6
Date: 2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute
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Evaluating a Community-Based Participatory Research Project for Elderly Mental Healthcare in Rural America
Reports on the levels of collaboration present among stakeholders for different aspects of a rural mental health research project that used a participatory approach.
Author(s): Dean Blevins, Bridget Morton, Rene McGovern
Citation: Clinical Interventions in Aging, 3(3), 535-545
Date: 09/2008
Type: Document
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Rural Health Research Gateway: National Audience Impact Study Report
Assesses the impact of the Rural Health Research Gateway web site and a flyer describing the work of the Rural Health Research Centers.
Author(s): Patricia Moulton, Mary Wakefield, Kristine Sande, Maren Niemeier, Amanda Scurry
Date: 08/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Bridging Rural Health Research and Policy: Dissemination Strategies
Describes five strategies for effective dissemination and expanded use of rural health services research and discusses the infrastructure needed to enhance rural health research dissemination.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller, Timothy D. McBride, Andrew F. Coburn, et al.
Date: 08/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
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Rural Health Research in Progress in the Rural Health Research Centers Program, 10th Edition
Summarizes rural health services research conducted by the Rural Health Research Centers Program of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.
Date: 02/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Rural Research Needs and Data Sources for Selected Human Services Topics
Provides an overview of rural human services. Reviews the literature on work supports for low-income families, substance abuse, and child welfare services, and describes gaps in the research. Identifies 80 data sources that could be used to conduct research on human services topics in rural areas. Provides recommendations to improve the quality and quantity of information available on rural human services.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Research Summary, Volume 1: Research Needs, Volume 2: Data Sources
Date: 08/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica Policy Research
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