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Gillum, Deborah - - 2010
Background: The Amish are a culturally distinct religious sect who are the fastest growing rural group in the U.S. Little is known about their prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its risk factors of the Amish The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence rates, risk factors, and ...
Gross, David - - 2010
Context: The professional literature indicates health has a positive correlation with socioeconomic status.
Boutsioli, Zoe - - 2010
This paper estimates demand variability in two rural hospitals in Greece. Three effects are tested: the weekend, the summer holiday and the official holiday. The dependent variable is the daily number of total hospital admissions during 2001-2005. We use the method of Ordinary Least Square. Both hospitals present lower total ...
Main, Maria - - 2010
The primary purposes of this study were to: 1) examine the accuracy for referral of two portable lipid analyzers (PLAs) in an old order Mennonite population through a comparison to a national standardized reference laboratory, 2) examine the relationship of total cholesterol values with other known cardiovascular risk factors, and ...
Wells, Margaret - - 2010
Background: Possessing high levels of resilience may be one factor that helps older adults adjust to the hardships associated with aging. Residing in a rural, urban, or suburban location may impact the resilience level of older adults.
Jukkala, Angela - - 2010
Rural healthcare organizations face significant challenges when implementing quality and safety initiatives due to limited human and financial resources. The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), a new nursing role developed to address the quality and safety concerns of healthcare organizations and providers, may prove to be an exceptionally valuable member of ...
Morrison, Ruby - - 2010
Considered preventable by the National Cancer Institute, cervical cancer continues to be a severe health threat for women. Although efforts at early detection have resulted in a decline of 50% in incidence and mortality in the in the last 30 years, still more than 14,000 new cases of cervical cancer ...
Findholt, Nancy - - 2010
Little is known about the effect of the rural environment on children's physical activity and food choices. In this study, six rural adolescents participated in a photovoice assessment to document conditions that influenced children's activity and diets. Physical activity was hindered by inadequate recreational resources, unsafe streets, and distance, but ...
Francis, Karen - - 2010
Hegney, Desley - - 2010
Collins, Angela - - 2010
Dunkin, Jeri - - 2010
Zust, Barbara - - 2010
Pregnancy can be a source of both physical and emotional stress for the pregnant woman. Stress can greatly impact one's well-being by increasing blood pressure, reducing coping mechanisms, and ultimately threatening one's homeostasis. Anecdotal data indicates that urban and rural areas afford different sociocultural stress. There is a dearth of ...
Jackman, Deirdre - - 2010
Historically, in Canada, rural nurses provided health care that incorporated not only care of disease processes and acute illness but also care related to social and political aspects of need and advocacy. With the advent of urbanized, acute hospital care and the focus of disease and cure, the role of ...
Eisenhauer, Christine - - 2010
Rural, older adults experience marked disparity in access to quality health care when compared to their urban counterparts. One aspect of promoting health access to these individuals that has received little attention is rural cultural competence. Semi-structured interviews and review of cultural artifacts informed this case study of a rural, ...
Pribulick, Margaret - - 2010
Purpose To identify barriers encountered and solutions employed to improve research recruitment and retention of rural subjects for participation in the Promoting Heart Health in Rural Women (PHH) study.
Ennen, Kathleen - - 2010
Background and Research Objective Stroke, the third-leading cause of Americans' deaths, is often not recognized causing fatal or disabling delays in receiving effective, time-sensitive treatment. To understand the delay in seeking treatment, a sample of rural and non-rural adult residents were surveyed using the Stroke Recognition Questionnaire (SRQ) to assess ...
Pedro, Leli - - 2010
For the growing population of cancer survivors, an obvious conceptual framework to guide the inquiry of health related quality of life (HRQOL) in rural cancer survivors has not emerged. In this paper, Walker and Avant's theory derivation procedures are used to adapt Ashing-Giwa's Contextual Model of HRQOL, the parent Model, ...
Hughes, Judy - - 2010
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a recognized public health problem with direct physical and longerterm psychological health effects. Because of these recognized health impacts, women who have experienced IPV are likely to use health care services. Research suggests that women want to and will disclose that they have experienced IPV ...
Francis, Karen - - 2010
Dunkin, Jeri - - 2010
Hess, John - - 2009
Tuberculosis (TB) is re-emerging as a national health priority. Healthcare providers have been attempting to address the challenge of providing preventative care as well as addressing TB cases through long-term treatment plans as these cases are identified. The migrant farm worker population has come into the spotlight as highly vulnerable ...
Kelley, Jeremy - - 2009
Among numerous risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD), including family history, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia, the single most modifiable risk factor is smoking. Smoking cessation for known CAD patients has recognized immediate and long term benefits, namely reduction in the chance of symptom recurrence and death. This article ...
Hurme, Elaine - - 2009
Rural nurses are expected to demonstrate excellence in clinical decision making and function in a more independent, generalized fashion. Identifying those competencies specific to rural practice will provide a framework for nurses and help to ensure safe and quality patient care. This article identifies nursing competencies most associated with good ...
Gangeness, Jeanine - - 2009
Background: Obesity is a worldwide concern. Physical activity is one way to address obesity. The environment surrounding individuals can impact activity choices.
McClune, Amy - - 2009
Children with special health care needs (CSHCN) present a complex challenge to the medical system. The concept of a medical home has been proposed to ensure consistency and continuity of care for CSHCN. Although it seems to be an easy solution in theory, implementation is complicated especially for the child ...
Reiter, Paul - - 2009
The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is common among many rural residents but little is known about its use among the Amish. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of CAM therapy use among an Amish community and compare it to a rural non-Amish population. ...
Dunkin, Jeri - - 2009
While multiple studies have shown that there is a relationship between Religion/Spirituality and self reported health, as well as health and spiritual well-being, no studies could be found that correlated spiritual perspectives with Self Reported Health. This study was a part of a random-digit-dialing telephone poll of 452 adult respondents ...
Hegney, Desley - - 2009
Collins, Angela - - 2009
Dunkin, Jeri - - 2009
Gobble, Cynthia - - 2009
This paper is based on the premise that nurses come to terms with the realities of patients by forming an understanding of their cultural viewpoints through embracing the person's story. 'the author presents her journey in coming to understand the importance of attending to the patient's story in the delivery ...
Roberge, Candice - - 2009
This papa explores factors that influence rural nurse retention. A comprehensive literature review was used to highlight, examine and evaluate studies that identify factors, including personal characteristics and experiences, in relation to rural nurse retention and job satisfaction. The findings from the literature review suggest rural nurse retention is influenced ...
Prinz, Linda - - 2009
Health disparities exist in rural populations calling for more research in this area, yet rural research recruitment presents obstacles. The aim of this descriptive research was to describe a population of rural workers exposed to grain dust and to determine factors that influence recruitment of rural workers for research studies. ...
Seal, Nuananong - - 2009
The purpose of this descriptive qualitative research was to explore physical activity patterns of families of overweight preschool children aged 3 to 5 years living in a predominantly coral agricultural state. This paper presents the second part of a dually focused study related to healthy eating and physical activity (PA) ...
Graves, Ann - - 2009
Health is geographically differentiated thereby creating an inextricable link between "place" and "health". Differences in access to healthcare services and resulting adverse health outcomes when there is inadequate healthcare are major public health priorities. While the literature is replete with research about disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes, a ...
O'Lynn, Chad - - 2009
This descriptive study explored the availability of research findings to rural nurses and how they use those findings in clinical practice. Surveys were completed by 200 registered nurses located in the rural northern United States. The results indicate that research findings were available to most participants. The majority (82.9%) of ...
Puskar, Kathryn - - 2009
Research findings indicate a relationship between weight perception and depression in adolescents. This study explored the relationship between weight perception, gender, and depressive symptoms in rural adolescents. Among 623 rural adolescents who completed a health inventory and a depression scale, 75 participants (n = 62 females; n = 13 males) ...
Yonge, Olive - - 2009
Preceptorship is widely used as a cost-effective clinical non-traditional teaching method. However, insufficient research has been done in this area, particularly as to how a successful student-preceptor relationship is formed. The rural setting poses additional challenges as the nursing instructor is not physically present to monitor the course of the ...
Dunn, Linda - - 2009
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