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Resources by Topic: Women

Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Women in Rural Central Pennsylvania: Primary Care Physicians' Perspective
Describes a study examining the beliefs of primary care physicians regarding colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and factors that may cause gender disparities in CRC screening in rural Pennsylvania. Includes analysis to identify potential solutions to overcome those barriers.
Author(s): Lara A. Rosenwasser, Jennifer McCall-Hosenfeld, Carol Weisman, et al.
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 13(4), 2504
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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Relationships of Race and Socioeconomic Status to Postpartum Depressive Symptoms in Rural African American and Non-Hispanic White Women
Highlights a study of postpartum depression (PPD) in rural women from eastern North Carolina and the potential role of race in the severity of symptoms. Focuses specifically on the experiences of rural African American and non-Hispanic white women. Controls for subjective socioeconomic status.
Author(s): Christyn L. Dolbier, Taylor E. Rush, Latoya S. Sahadeo, Michele L. Shaffer, John Thorp
Citation: Maternal and Child Health Journal, 17(7), 1277-1287
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
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Appalachian Women's Perspectives on Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
Examines barriers and facilitators to better understand breast and cervical cancer screening among Appalachian women, and identifies methods to increase cancer screening.
Author(s): Nancy Schoenberg, Tina Kruger, Shoshana Bardach, Britteny Howell
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 13(3), 2452
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
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Screening Tennessee Women From Top to Bottom
Highlights a women's health event started by Darryl Adams, NP, in Grundy County, which is getting more women screened for breast and cervical cancer.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health Care Providers' Perspectives on Low HPV Vaccine Uptake and Adherence in Appalachian Kentucky
Examines healthcare providers' perceived barriers and motivations for women ages 18-26 in Appalachian Kentucky to receive the HPV vaccine. Includes suggested strategies from healthcare providers for improving vaccination rates and participant characteristics.
Author(s): Katharine J. Head, Robin C. Vanderpool, Laurel A. Mills
Citation: Public Health Nursing, 30(4), 351-360
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
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Promoting Heart Health in Rural Women
Compares two strategies, Stage Matched Nursing and Community Intervention (SMN+CI) and Community Intervention (CI), to address three cardiovascular behavioral risk factors among rural women: diet, physical activity, and/or smoking. Includes demographic information and pre- and post-intervention physiological measures by behavioral strategy type.
Author(s): Pamela Stewart Fahs, Margaret Pribulick, Ishan Canty Williams, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(3), 248-257
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
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Characteristics of the Residential Neighborhood Environment Differentiate Intimate Partner Femicide in Urban Versus Rural Settings
Examines the role of neighborhood-level factors in differentiating between rural and urban intimate partner femicide (IPF) in Wisconsin. Includes statistics such as marital status and relationship to perpetrator, IPF rates by degree of rurality, characteristics of IPF deaths and rural versus urban IPF.
Author(s): Kirsten M. M. Beyer, Peter M. Layde, L. Kevin Hamberger, Purushottam W. Laud
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(3), 281-293
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
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Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening among Middle-Aged and Older Rural Appalachian Women
Examines middle-aged Appalachian women to determine barriers to cervical cancer screening following the PRECEDE/PROCEED framework. Table 1 lists study population characteristics, also includes the rankings of predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors of barriers to cervical cancer screening.
Author(s): Christina R. Studts, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Nancy E. Schoenberg
Citation: Journal of Community Health, 38(3), 500-512
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
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Association Between Physical Activity and Insomnia Symptoms in Rural Communities of Southeastern Missouri, Tennessee, and Arkansas
Details a study on the effects of regular physical activity on rural women in Missouri, Tennessee, and Arkansas who suffer from insomnia. Uses data from the 4-year longitudinal study, Walk the Ozarks to Wellness (WOW) Project, as a basis for their findings. Discusses the role body weight and chronic disease play as factors within the framework of the study.
Author(s): Jen Jen Chang, Grace W. Pien, Katherine A. Stamatakis, Ross C. Brownson
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(3), 239-247
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
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Telemedical Cervical Cancer Screening to Bridge Medicaid Service Care Gap for Rural Women
Describes how telecolposcopy services can fill a gap in healthcare by increasing access to cervical cancer screenings for rural women in Arkansas. Includes implications for models for improving access to care among vulnerable populations using telemedicine.
Author(s): Wilbur C. Hitt, Gordon Low, Tommy Mac Bird, Rachel Ott
Citation: Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 19(5), 403-408
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
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