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Resources by Topic: The South

Higher Motivation for Weight Loss in African American than Caucasian Rural Patients with Hypertension and/or Diabetes
Examines the motivation for exercise and weight loss for patients with chronic disease in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the rural South. Focuses on differences by race/ethnicity.
Author(s): Jacob Warren, Bryant Smalley, Nikki Barefoot
Citation: Ethnicity & Disease, 26(1), 77-84
Date: 01/2016
Type: Document
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Bringing Community and Academic Scholars Together to Facilitate and Conduct Authentic Community Based Participatory Research: Project UNITED
Offers an overview of a community based participatory research (CBPR) grant proposal and a comprehensive CBPR obesity-related program to facilitate and promote collaboration between academic researchers and a community to address obesity-related health disparities, primarily among African American communities in the rural South.
Author(s): Dwight Lewis Jr., Lea Yerby, Melanie Tucker, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(1), 35
Date: 01/2016
Type: Document
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Ethnic Identity Attachment and Motivation for Weight Loss and Exercise Among Rural, Overweight, African-American Women
Reports the results of a survey and assessment examining motivation for weight loss and exercise in overweight African American women in the South, specifically exploring connections with ethnicity and rurality. Includes a discussion of racial identity, rural influence, and chronic disease diagnosis.
Author(s): K. Bryant Smalley, Jacob Warren, Sydney McClendon, Wilburn Peacock, Marisol Caro
Citation: Clinical Medicine Insights: Women's Health, 9(Suppl 1), 95-101
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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Father Involvement and Young, Rural African American Men's Engagement in Substance Misuse and Multiple Sexual Partnerships
Reports on a study analyzing the association of biological father and social father involvement with their male children with predicted development or engagement in risk behaviors of young rural men living in the South.
Author(s): Allen W. Barton, Steven M. Kogan, Junhan Cho, Geoffrey L. Brown
Citation: American Journal of Community Psychology, 56(3-4), 241–251
Date: 12/2015
Type: Document
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Reducing Concurrent Sexual Partnerships among Blacks in the Rural Southeastern United States: Development of Narrative Messages for a Radio Campaign
Describes the development of gender specific narratives to be used in radio messages to raise awareness and decrease HIV infection transmission in heterosexual, concurrent sexual partnerships among African Americans aged 18-34 in rural southeastern U.S.
Author(s): Joan R. Cates, Diane B. Francis, Catalina Ramirez, et al.
Citation: Journal of Health Communication, 20(11), 1264-1274
Date: 11/2015
Type: Document
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Grandparent Caregiving Among Rural African Americans in a Community in the American South: Challenges to Health and Wellbeing
Findings from an interview-based qualitative study analyzing grandparent caregiving among low-income, African American grandmothers in rural Georgia, and discusses the challenges to their health associated with child caregiving.
Author(s): Emmanuel Clottey, Alison Scott, Moya Alfonso
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 15, 3313
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
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Unequal Lives: The State of Black Women and Families in the Rural South
Analyzes the health and well-being of low-income Black women in nine rural counties across Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Identifies barriers to success and economic security, including poverty, low educational attainment, and inadequate access to public infrastructure, healthcare, and more. Includes statistics and demographics for each of the states and counties included in the study.
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative
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Rural/Urban Residence, Access, and Perceived Need for Treatment among African American Cocaine Users
Reports findings from a study based on surveys from 400 adult African American cocaine users, half from 2 rural counties and half from 1 urban county in Arkansas. Discusses participants' perceived need for drug use treatment, factors predisposing treatment, and socioeconomic factors that enable or discourage treatment.
Author(s): Tyrone F. Borders, Brenda M. Booth, Katharine E. Stewart, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 31(1), 98-107
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
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Qualitative Evaluation of the Relevance and Acceptability of a Web-Based HIV Prevention Game for Rural Adolescents
Study of the use of online gaming to increase the education and awareness of HIV and its prevention in rural African American youth in the South. Provides data from focus groups, including participants' demographic information and feedback on the game's relevance, acceptability, and essential design elements.
Author(s): Comfort Enah, Kendra Piper, Linda Moneyham
Citation: Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 30(2), 321-328
Date: 2015
Type: Document
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Relationship Between Social Support and Body Mass Index Among Overweight and Obese African American Women in the Rural Deep South, 2011–2013
Reports results from a study undertaken in rural communities of the Alabama Black Belt and the Mississippi Delta. Examines encouragement and discouragement provided to overweight and obese African American women by family and friends related to healthy eating and exercise.
Author(s): Erica R. Johnson, Tiffany L. Carson, Olivia Affuso, Claudia M. Hardy, Monica L. Baskin
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 11
Date: 12/2014
Type: Document
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