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Resources by Topic: Women

Diffusion of Preventive Innovation: Racial and Rural Differences in Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Practices
Examines differences in receipt of cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination associated with rural/urban residence and race/ethnicity. Discusses how access to preventative services can affect disparities in cervical cancer rates and how innovative screening methods may reduce disparities. Provides policy recommendations.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Swann Arp Adams, Jessica D. Bellinger, Alexa Gallagher, Janice C. Probst
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Timeliness of Abnormal Screening and Diagnostic Mammography Follow-up at Facilities Serving Vulnerable Women
Examines differences in the timeliness of follow-up after an abnormal mammography for woman in rural areas, with limited education or income, and racial/ethnic minorities and how it pertains to health risks. Addresses whether female populations in rural settings are at risk for loss to follow-up after abnormal diagnostic mammography.
Author(s): L. Elizabeth Goldman, Rod Walker, Rebecca Hubbard, Karla Kerlikowske
Citation: Medical Care, 51(4), 307-314
Date: 04/2013
Type: Document
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Breastfeeding Patterns in the Rural Community of Hilo, Hawai'i: An Exploration of Existing Data Sets
Describes breastfeeding patterns of women living in rural Hilo, Hawaii. Utilizes data from several national, state, and local data sets to identify and describe breastfeeding patterns of women in the community and compared with breastfeeding data from Hawaii's Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. Data is compared to data from published reports available at the county, state, and national level.
Author(s): Jeanie L. Flood
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 72(3), 81-86
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
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Health Centers and Family Planning: Results of a Nationwide Study
Analyzes a national survey of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and related case studies to determine how community health centers fulfill their family planning mission.
Author(s): Susan Wood, Debora Goldberg, Tishra Beeson, et al.
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: George Washington University Department of Health Policy and Management
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Understanding Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy: Does Residential Context Matter?
Examines the association between rurality, maternal smoking during pregnancy, and county-level social capital defined as the connections between individuals, including social networks, reciprocity, and trustworthiness. Includes descriptive statistics on the women and their pregnancies, as well as information on county social capital and racial/ethnic composition.
Author(s): Carla Shoff, Tse-Chuan Yang
Citation: Social Science & Medicine, 78, 50-60
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
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Inconsistencies Between Medical Records and Patient-Reported Recommendations for Follow-Up after Abnormal Pap Tests
Examines inconsistencies between self-reports and health department records for recommended follow-ups after an abnormal pap test in rural Appalachian women. Includes statistics, such as participant characteristics, and compares patients' self-reported recommendations for follow-ups with those of health departments.
Author(s): Stacey Slone, Carol White, Brent Shelton, et al.
Citation: Journal of Women's Health, 22(2), 147-152
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
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HPV Vaccination Among Young Adult Women: A Perspective From Appalachian Kentucky
Addresses rural women's reasons for declining the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine or failing to complete the 3-dose regimen. Includes data from telephone interviews with 17 women aged 18-26.
Author(s): Laurel A. Mills, Katharine J. Head, Robin C. Vanderpool
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 10
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
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Effect of a Paraprofessional Home-Visiting Intervention on American Indian Teen Mothers' and Infants' Behavioral Risks: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Examines the impact of a paraprofessional-delivered, home-visiting pregnancy and early childhood intervention on teen mothers' parenting outcomes and children's emotional and behavioral functioning within four southwestern tribal communities.
Author(s): A Barlow, B Mullany, N Neault, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Psychiatry, 170(1), 83-93
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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Practical Implications of Current Intimate Partner Violence Research for Victim Advocates and Service Providers
Contains background information and statistics on intimate partner violence and services for victims, including information specific to victims in rural areas. Answers a wide variety of questions related to intimate partner violence and domestic abuse.
Author(s): Barbara J. Hart, Andrew R. Klein
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Justice
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