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Rural food insecurity in the United States as an overlooked site of struggle in health communication.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22329342     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article indicates the need for health communication scholars to attend to the growing national problem of rural food insecurity. A review of the health communication literature reveals that food insecurity and rural health overall are research issues that have been overlooked. Using the Culture-Centered Approach ( Dutta, 2008 ), while simultaneously searching for community assets as well as problems, we explore aspects of rural residents' food environments, culture, and institutional structures that empower and constrain their communities. Twelve focus groups (n = 86), segmented by race/ethnicity, were conducted in rural central Texas. Results were analyzed using grounded theory methodology. Our findings outline problems and personal obstacles described by participants, as well as creative solutions and coping mechanisms illustrative of individual agency and social capital inherent in their rural culture. We conclude by providing suggestions for future research that will aid health communication scholars to further the conversation on rural food insecurity.
Vandhana Ramadurai; Barbara F Sharf; Joseph R Sharkey
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2012-02-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health communication     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1532-7027     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Commun     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-17     Completed Date:  2013-01-07     Revised Date:  2014-03-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908762     Medline TA:  Health Commun     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  794-805     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data
Aged, 80 and over
European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data
Focus Groups
Food Supply* / economics,  statistics & numerical data
Health Communication*
Hispanic Americans / statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Rural Population* / statistics & numerical data
Socioeconomic Factors
United States
Grant Support

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