- Epizootiology of an epizootic hemorrhagic disease outbreak in West Virginia
Joseph K Gaydos
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
J Wildl Dis 40:383-93. 2004
..for localized white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) mortality in Hardy and Hampshire counties, West Virginia (USA), in the summer and fall of 1993...
- Occurrence of tire inhabiting mosquito larvae in different geographic regions of West Virginia
James E Joy
Department of Biological Sciences, Marshall University, Huntington, WV 25755, USA
J Am Mosq Control Assoc 21:380-6. 2005
..Eleven species of mosquito larvae were collected in 568 collection visits to 209 abandoned tire pile sites in 33 West Virginia counties from April through October of 2003. Ochlerotatus j. japonicus supplanted the native Oc...
- Strongyloides-infected patients at Charleston area medical center, West Virginia, 1997-1998
L W Kitchen
Department of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston, WV, USA
Clin Infect Dis 31:E5-6. 2000
Twenty Strongyloides-infected patients were diagnosed at West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center in 1997 and 1998. We recommend that strongyloidiasis, which can be fatal, be a reportable disease in West Virginia.
- Self-reported and clinical measurement of three chronic disease risks among low-income women in West Virginia
Indu B Ahluwalia
Division of Adult and Community Health, National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1857-62. 2009
This study assessed the validity of several self-reported cardiovascular risk factors among low-income women aged 40-64 years in West Virginia.
- Survey of treatment provided for young children by West Virginia general dentists
Elliot R Shulman
Division of Pediatric Dentistry, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Pediatr Dent 30:352-7. 2008
The purpose of this study was to survey the treatment provided by West Virginia general dentists (GDs) for young children.
- Neurological injury and death in all-terrain vehicle crashes in West Virginia: a 10-year retrospective review
Ann M Carr
Department of Neurosurgery, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
Neurosurgery 54:861-6; discussion 866-7. 2004
..The purpose of this study was to profile all-terrain vehicle crash victims with neurological injuries who were treated at a Level I trauma center...
- Assessing BMI in West Virginia schools: parent perspectives and the influence of context
Carole V Harris
West Virginia University, Health Research Center, PO Box 9136, Suite 1400 HSC South, Morgantown, WV 26506 9136, USA
Pediatrics 124:S63-72. 2009
b>West Virginia is a state at the forefront of the obesity epidemic and one that is experiencing immense health and economic costs as a result...
- ATV-related deaths in West Virginia: 1990-2003
James C Helmkamp
Center for Rural Emergency Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA
W V Med J 99:224-7. 2003
During the 14-year period from 1990-2003, West Virginia experienced 220 deaths related to All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)...
- Hospital preparedness for weapons of mass destruction incidents: an initial assessment
K N Treat
Center for Rural Emergency Medicine, The Department of Emergency Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Ann Emerg Med 38:562-5. 2001
..Further research is warranted, including a detailed assessment of WMD preparedness using a statistically valid sample representative of hospital emergency personnel at the national level...
- Personal responsibility and physician responsibility--West Virginia's Medicaid plan
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, USA
N Engl J Med 355:756-8. 2006
- Dietary factors affecting iron status of children residing in rural West Virginia
Cindy W Fitch
Human Nutrition and Foods, West Virginia University, USA
W V Med J 104:19-22. 2008
..Each additional serving of meat increased the odds of normal iron status by about 30%. Meat intake may help to prevent iron deficiency during the transition to table foods...
- Deer stand-related trauma in West Virginia: 1994 through 1999
Robert L Gates
Department of Surgery, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, West Virginia 25701, USA
J Trauma 53:705-8. 2002
Deer hunting is a popular activity in much of the United States. In West Virginia, over 350,000 people each year actively hunt deer...
- Spatial and temporal variation in the mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) inhabiting waste tires in Nicholas County, West Virginia
James E Joy
Department of Biological Sciences, Marshall University, Huntington, WV 25755, USA
J Med Entomol 40:73-7. 2003
..Opportunities for competitive interactions between Ae. albopictus and Oc. triseriatus in Nicholas County would be minimized because the peak occurrence of the two species differ temporally and spatially...
- Cancer incidence in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia: disparities in Appalachia
Eugene J Lengerich
Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA 17033 0855, USA
J Rural Health 21:39-47. 2005
..While mortality from cancer in Appalachia has previously been reported to be elevated, rates of cancer incidence in Appalachia remain unreported...
- Knowledge and perceptions of diabetes in an Appalachian population
Department of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, Community Health Initiatives, School of Nursing, West Virginia University, PO Box 6275, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 2:A13. 2005
- A comparative assessment of West Virginia's financial incentive programs for rural physicians
West Virginia University Office of Rural Health, PO Box 9003, Morgantown, WV 26506 9003, USA
J Rural Health 19:329-39. 2003
..Critical evaluation of state-supported programs is often lacking but is necessary to determine their efficacy and to improve outcomes...
- Home and eating environments are associated with saturated fat intake in children in rural West Virginia
Elizabeth N Gonzales
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 102:657-63. 2002
To describe sociodemographic, environmental, and knowledge factors in relation to self-reported, energy-adjusted saturated fat consumption among children in rural West Virginia.
- Wheeling Walks: a community campaign using paid media to encourage walking among sedentary older adults
Department of Community Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506 9190, USA
Prev Med 35:285-92. 2002
..Mass media may effect communitywide changes in health awareness, attitude, and behavior, but the approach remains unproven for physical activity...
- Social and cultural factors influencing health in southern West Virginia: a qualitative study
Cathy A Coyne
Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, PO Box 9190, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 3:A124. 2006
..strong social ties). Few recent studies have explored regional cultural issues qualitatively. The purpose of this study was to examine social and cultural factors that may be associated with health and illness in an Appalachian region...
- Transmission of a newly characterized strain of varicella-zoster virus from a patient with herpes zoster in a long-term-care facility, West Virginia, 2004
Adriana S Lopez
National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
J Infect Dis 197:646-53. 2008
- Location-specific sympatric morphological divergence as a possible response to species interactions in West Virginia Plethodon salamander communities
Dean C Adams
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
J Anim Ecol 76:289-95. 2007
..cinereus to vary across replicate sympatric locations, resulting in distinct evolutionary trajectories of morphological change...
- Helicobacter pylori infection rate decreases in symptomatic children: a retrospective analysis of 13 years (1993-2005) from a gastroenterology clinic in West Virginia
Department of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology Division, Joan C Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV 25701, USA
J Clin Gastroenterol 43:147-51. 2009
..We retrospectively assessed the annual H. pylori infection rate in symptomatic children seen in our clinic over a 13-year study period...
- Larval mosquitoes in abandoned tire pile sites from West Virginia
James E Joy
Department of Biological Sciences, Marshall University, Huntington, WV 25755, USA
J Am Mosq Control Assoc 20:12-7. 2004
..species were collected from abandoned tire piles at peridomestic and nonperidomestic sites in 3 south-central West Virginia counties from May through September 2002...
- Academic nursing practice in rural West Virginia
Cynthia Armstrong Persily
Southern Region Programs, West Virginia University School of Nursing, Charleston, West Virginia 25304, USA
J Nurs Educ 43:75-7. 2004
- Perceived barriers to physical activity according to stage of change and body mass index in the west virginia wisewoman population
James A Rye
School of Nursing, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA
Womens Health Issues 19:126-34. 2009
..To inform a cardiovascular risk factor intervention targeting this population through the West Virginia WISEWOMAN program, we determined at baseline participants' perceptions about the presence of 6 barriers to ..
- Inpatient hospital utilization among the uninsured near elderly: data and policy implications for West Virginia
Donna L Spencer
University of Minnesota School of Public Health, State Health Access Data Assistance Center, 2221 University Avenue, Suite 345, Minneapolis, MN 55414 3164, USA
Health Serv Res 42:2442-57. 2007
To inform state policy discussions about the insurance coverage of the near elderly in West Virginia (WV) and the impact of the uninsured near elderly on hospitals in the state.
- Displacement of the underserved: medical needs of Hurricane Katrina evacuees in West Virginia
Marilyn L Ridenour
Division of Safety Research, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:369-81. 2007
..evacuees from 220 households were provided housing, food, and medical care at an evacuation center in West Virginia. A needs assessment followed to identify current needs of the evacuees...
- Fatal traumatic brain injury, West Virginia, 1989-1998
Surveillance Systems Branch, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Public Health Rep 119:486-92. 2004
The objective of this study was to describe fatal cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among West Virginia residents.
- Diagnosis and treatment of constipation in children: a survey of primary care physicians in West Virginia
Department of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology Division Joan C Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, USA
W V Med J 103:14-6. 2007
A questionnaire was mailed to all PCPs practicing in West Virginia. Demographics, clinical practice, treatment, referral practices, and familiarity with the constipation guideline were recorded...
- Effectiveness and costs of omeprazole vs ranitidine for treatment of symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease in primary care clinics in West Virginia
Department of Clinical Pharmacy, West Virginia University, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, Charleston 25304, USA
Arch Fam Med 9:624-30. 2000
..To compare clinical, health-related quality of life (HRQL), and medical cost outcomes in patients with symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) receiving omeprazole sodium or ranitidine hydrochloride treatment...
- Stroke awareness among rural residents: the case of West Virginia
Mohamad G Alkadry
Department of Behavioral Medecine and Psychiatry, West Virginia University School of Medicine, 217 Knapp Hall, Morgantown, WV 26506 6322, USA
Soc Work Health Care 42:73-92. 2005
..The article analyzes mail questionnaire responses from 1,114 West Virginia residents. Respondents were mostly not properly managing stroke risks such as diabetes and hypertension...
- Assessing awareness and knowledge of breast and cervical cancer among Appalachian women
Nikki L Lyttle
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, 350 Capitol St, Room 427, Charleston, WV 25301, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 3:A125. 2006
b>West Virginia is the only state that lies entirely within Appalachia. West Virginians tend to be poorer and more likely to lack health insurance than the general U.S. population...
- Assessment of risk factors for oral leukoplakia in West Virginia
Monica A Fisher
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, SDB 219, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 33:45-52. 2005
..To assess risk factors associated with oral leukoplakia in a US population with high use of smoked tobacco and smokeless tobacco...
- Beyond the bench: research helps clean up a water supply
Environ Health Perspect 115:A134. 2007
- Increasing incidence and characteristics of differentiated thyroid cancer in Huntington, West Virginia
Department of Medicine, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University and Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia 25701, USA
Thyroid 11:1063-9. 2001
Since 1985, we have observed an increasing number of differentiated thyroid cancer cases in Huntington, West Virginia. We describe tumor incidence, patient and tumor characteristics, treatment modalities, and tumor recurrence and death...
- Community entry in conducting rural focus groups: process, legitimacy, and lessons learned
Shannon L Smith
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
J Rural Health 18:118-23. 2002
..In 1999, the Appalachian Diabetes Coalition of West Virginia University's Prevention Research Center employed a statewide effort to conduct focus groups in West Virginia ..
- WVU--community partnership that provides science and math enrichment for underrepresented high school students
J A Rye
Department of Educational Theory and Practice, College of Human Resources and Education, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA
Acad Med 74:352-5. 1999
In response to the need to help West Virginia secondary school students overcome educational and economic barriers and to increase the number of health professionals in the state, the Health Sciences and Technology Academy (hereafter, "..
- Incidence of colorectal cancer in West Virginia from 1993-1999: an update by gender, age, subsite and stage
Steven J Jubelirer
CAMC Health Education and Research Institute, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston Div, USA
W V Med J 99:182-6. 2003
..We studied the 7,895 cases of colorectal cancer reported to the West Virginia Cancer Registry between 1993 and 1999 and termed cancers proximal to, but not including the sigmoid colon as &..
- Prevalence of allergic sensitization to indoor fungi in West Virginia
Donald H Beezhold
Allergy and Clinical Immunology Branch, Health Effects Laboratory Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505 2888, USA
Allergy Asthma Proc 29:29-34. 2008
..Cross-reactivity with other fungi may partially explain our results; however, skin testing for these indoor fungi may provide useful diagnostic information...
- Harmonia axyridis ladybug hypersensitivity in clinical allergy practice
David W Goetz
Exemplar Allergy and Asthma, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
Allergy Asthma Proc 28:50-7. 2007
The imported Harmonia axyridis ladybug infests homes in northern West Virginia from fall through spring, causing allergic disease...
- Immunization predictors in rural adults under 65 years of age
S Suresh Madhavan
Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 14:100-21. 2003
..The findings can be used in development of promotional campaigns for increasing immunizations in this underserved rural population...
- Oral health disparities in Appalachia: orthodontic treatment need and demand
Chris A Martin
Department of Othodontics, West Virginia University School of Dentistry, Morgantown
J Am Dent Assoc 139:598-604; quiz 627. 2008
Significant oral health disparities affect people in West Virginia and elsewhere in Appalachia. Although oral diseases such as caries are a major problem, little is known about the occlusal status of this under-served group.
- Attachment in infancy and preschool in low socioeconomic status rural Appalachian children: stability and change and relations to preschool and kindergarten competence
Center for Rural Health, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV 25701 3655, USA
Dev Psychopathol 16:293-312. 2004
..Assessments of cognitive and socioemotional competence at 4 years and kindergarten age suggested a protective effect of secure infant attachment but little benefit from secure preschool attachment...
- Evaluation of a required statewide interdisciplinary Rural Health Education Program: student attitudes, career intents and perceived quality
C K Shannon
Department of Family Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA
Rural Remote Health 5:405. 2005
A shortage of healthcare providers in West Virginia led to creation of a statewide, community-based program with a required three-month rural experience for most state-sponsored health professions students...
- The rural rotation in a medical technology program: a ten-year retrospective study
Beverly A Kirby
Medical Technology Program, West Virginia University, 2163 Health Sciences North, P O Box 9211, Morgantown, WV 26506 9211, USA
Clin Lab Sci 20:202-9. 2007
..This study evaluated the effectiveness of a rural rotation as a tool to recruit medical technology program graduates to medically underserved areas...
- Evaluation of a Wellness-Based Mindfulness Stress Reduction intervention: a controlled trial
K A Williams
Department of Community Medicine, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 9820, Morgantown, WV 26506-9820, USA
Am J Health Promot 15:422-32. 2001
..SETTING: A university setting in West Virginia. SUBJECTS: A total of 103 adults, with 59 in the intervention group and 44 in the control group...
- Achievement of national cholesterol education program goals by patients with dyslipidemia in rural ambulatory care settings
Jim and Pat Calhoun Cardiology Center, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA
Prev Cardiol 9:192-7. 2006
..13-4.89). These results indicate that a significant proportion of patients with dyslipidemia in rural practices do not achieve management goals. Strategies to improve lipid management in rural practices are needed...
- The need for a statewide pediatric trauma program
P F Ehrlich
Department of Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, USA
W V Med J 98:66-9. 2002
..1, 1990 to Dec. 31, 1998 at the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center at West Virginia University, a rural pediatric trauma center...
- Understanding sequelae of injury mechanisms and mild traumatic brain injury incurred during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan: persistent postconcussive symptoms and posttraumatic stress disorder
Aaron I Schneiderman
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, Washington DC VA Medical Center, Washington, DC 20422, USA
Am J Epidemiol 167:1446-52. 2008
..left combat theaters by September 2004 and lived in Maryland; Washington, DC; northern Virginia; and eastern West Virginia. Immediate neurologic symptoms postinjury were used to identify mild TBI...
- Exploring the relationship between mental health and smoking cessation: a study of rural teens
Office of Drug Abuse Intervention Studies, Prevention Research Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA
Prev Sci 5:113-26. 2004
..Participants were 113 male and 145 female adolescents ages 14-19 from rural West Virginia and North Carolina...
- The complex business of adapting effective interventions to new populations: an urban to rural transfer
Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI 48201 2196, USA
J Adolesc Health 37:163. 2005
..shown to be effective among urban youth, "Original Focus on Kids" (OFOK), compared with a version modified for West Virginia (WVFOK) and a control condition (training in environmental conservation), in altering protective sexual ..
- Substance use among rural adolescent virgins as a predictor of sexual initiation
Pediatric Prevention Research Center, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, USA
J Adolesc Health 37:252-5. 2005
..The use of alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana and the use of more than three substances are highly specific for predicting sexual initiation...
- Comparisons of parent cardiovascular knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors based on screening and perceived child risks
Lesley A Cottrell
Department of Pediatrics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
J Community Health Nurs 24:87-99. 2007
..These findings illustrate the need to address inaccuracies in parents' assessments of their children's overweight risks to improve parent investment and involvement in children's health modification programs...
- Depressive symptoms and health risk among rural adolescents
James J Burns
Department of Pediatrics, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 9214, USA
Pediatrics 113:1313-20. 2004
..To determine the stability of depression and its relationship with health risk factors among rural adolescents...
- Coronary Artery Risk Detection in Appalachian Communities (CARDIAC): preliminary findings
W A Neal
Department of Pediatrics, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, USA
W V Med J 97:102-5. 2001
b>West Virginia's mortality and morbidity from cardiovascular disease (CVD) is among the highest in the developed world...
- Assessing predictors of influenza and pneumonia vaccination in rural senior adults
S Suresh Madhavan
School of Pharmacy, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
J Health Soc Policy 18:71-93. 2003
- Functional health literacy in adults in a rural community health center
N J Montalto
Department of Family Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston Division, USA
W V Med J 97:111-4. 2001
..0001, supporting the role of age in cognitive decline. Upon review of these patients' medical records, no information on their literacy/numeracy problems or deficits was identified...
- Webcasting: a new instructional technology in distance graduate nursing education
Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili
West Virginia University School of Nursing, Charleston 25304, USA
J Nurs Educ 44:11-8. 2005
..We also identify problems encountered with implementation of Webcasting and methods used to resolve them...
- Using online modules is a multi-modality teaching system: a high-touch high-tech approach to geriatric education
Sara Jane Gainor
Mountain State Geriatric Education Center, Center on Aging, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
Gerontol Geriatr Educ 24:45-59. 2004
- Low-manpower checkpoints: can they provide effective DUI enforcement in small communities?
John H Lacey
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Calverton, Maryland, USA
Traffic Inj Prev 7:213-8. 2006
..Checkpoints are underutilized, however, partially because police believe a large number of officers are required. This study evaluated the feasibility and impact of conducting small-scale checkpoints in rural communities...
- Development and pilot testing of a bicycle safety questionnaire for adult bicyclists
Carrie A McCoy
Department of Nursing, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights 41099, USA
Public Health Nurs 19:440-50. 2002
..Bicycle riders with previous safety training had significantly different scores on the riding behavior and user burden subscales...
- Use of dietary supplements in ambulatory rural patients with diabetes and without diabetes
Judy B Thompson
Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, Alaska 99508, USA
J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 44:718-20. 2004
- The West Virginia Health Education Assessment Project
Nancy O Hara Tompkins
Prevention Research Center, West Virginia University, 25304, USA
J Sch Health 75:193-8. 2005
..This paper reports the methodology and findings of a West Virginia statewide health education assessment initiative and describes how the findings are used to design ..
- School-based opportunities for physical activity in West Virginia public schools
Nancy O'Hara Tompkins
Prevention Research Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown 26506, USA
Prev Med 39:834-40. 2004
..This article describes findings from a statewide survey of opportunities for physical activity in West Virginia (WV) schools...
- Correlation between parental perception and actual childhood patterns of bicycle helmet use and riding practices: implications for designing injury prevention strategies
P F Ehrlich
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics, West Virginia Children's Hospital, Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown West Virginia, USA
J Pediatr Surg 36:763-6. 2001
..In this study group parents appear as poor role models for their children. Injury prevention strategies need to focus on children and adults to improve effectiveness...
- Preventive care in Appalachia: use of the theory of planned behavior to identify barriers to participation in cholesterol screenings among West Virginians
Health Research Center, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown 26506, USA
J Rural Health 22:367-74. 2006
..However, participation rates have been less than desired...
- Eosinophilic esophagitis--is it in the air?
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 34:325-6; author reply 326. 2002
- Falls in rural elders: an empirical study of risk factors
Donald R Richardson
Department of Family and Community Health, Joan C Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV 25755 2300, USA
J Am Board Fam Pract 15:178-82. 2002
..Our objective was to analyze and determine several risk factors of falls in the rural elderly population. Our study examined several variables believed to be positively correlated with the likelihood of an elderly person sustaining a fall...
- All-terrain vehicle-related maxillofacial trauma in the pediatric population
Jason M Prigozen
General Surgery Resident PGY 3, Department of Surgery, West Virginia University School of Medicine Charleston Division, Charleston, WV, USA
J Oral Maxillofac Surg 64:1333-7. 2006
..b>West Virginia is in a unique position to examine these injuries because of its high rate of ATV use...
- Asthma-related healthcare services utilization by African-Americans enrolled in West Virginia Medicaid
Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
Respir Med 100:1579-87. 2006
..Few studies have investigated asthma-related healthcare services use by different age and gender groups within this sub-population...
- Serotyping group B streptococci in a small community hospital: an analysis of distribution and site of isolation
Jennifer M Smith
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, Joan C Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV 25704, USA
Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 10:165-9. 2002
..To determine the prevalence and site of isolation of different serotypes of group B streptococcus (GBS) colonization or infection at a small community hospital...
- Avoiding "truth": tobacco industry promotion of life skills training
Lev L Mandel
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 1390, USA
J Adolesc Health 39:868-79. 2006
..To understand why and how two tobacco companies have been promoting the Life Skills Training program (LST), a school-based drug prevention program recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce youth smoking...
- The diagnostic accuracy of serologic markers in children with IBD: the West Virginia experience
Department of Pediatrics, Sections of Gastroenterology, Marshall University, Joan C Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV 25701, USA
J Clin Gastroenterol 39:670-3. 2005
..of the serologic markers: perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (pANCA) and anti-saccharomyces cerevisiae antibody (ASCA) in children diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), living in West Virginia.
- Eosinophilic esophagitis disease in children from West Virginia: a review of the last decade (1995-2004)
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Gastroenterology, Joan C Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, USA
Am J Gastroenterol 102:2281-5. 2007
..The clinical symptoms, endoscopic presentation, and treatment of the patients with EoE disease were also reviewed...
- Injuries and seasonal risks among young workers in West Virginia--a 10-year retrospective descriptive analysis
Department of Community Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
AAOHN J 55:381-7. 2007
..These results indicate that preventing injuries among young workers should be a primary concern of education and health and safety professionals and parents...
- Knowledge, barriers, and predictors of colorectal cancer screening in an Appalachian church population
Community Health Initiatives, School of Nursing, West Virginia University, P O Box 6275, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 3:A123. 2006
- An in-depth and updated perspective on determinants of cervical cancer screening among central Appalachian women
Nancy E Schoenberg
Department of Behavioral Sciences, Lexington, KY, 40536 0086, USA
Women Health 42:89-105. 2005
..trained interviewers conducted interviews with rarely or never screened Appalachian women from Kentucky and West Virginia. Sessions were tape recorded, transcribed, and content analyzed...
- AHEC in West Virginia: a case study. Area health education centers
Lamont D Nottingham
Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, Charleston Division, USA
J Rural Health 19:42-6. 2003
This case study describes the area health education centers (AHEC) program in West Virginia, spanning 30 years from a first-generation project at Charleston in 1972 (AHEC 1) to a newly funded statewide program (AHEC 2)...
- Cookin' Up Health: developing a nutrition intervention for a rural Appalachian population
Department of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, School of Nursing, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
Health Promot Pract 7:252-7. 2006
..Focus groups were conducted with women in two rural counties in West Virginia to guide the development of the intervention...
- Demographic and psychosocial characteristics of smokers and nonsmokers in low-socioeconomic status rural Appalachian 2-parent families in Southern West Virginia
Child Psychology and Education, Sungkyunkwan University and Center for Rural Health, Marshall University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
J Rural Health 22:83-7. 2006
..Rural Appalachian women living in poverty have a high prevalence of prenatal smoking; yet, few studies have examined this issue...
- Self-rated health among vulnerable older adults in rural Appalachia
Jenessa C Steele
Department of Human Services, Gerontology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, USA
J Rural Health 21:182-6. 2005
..Self-rated health (SRH) predicts service use, morbidity, and mortality. Additionally, SRH has been associated with indices of psychological well-being...
- Evaluation of a required statewide interdisciplinary rural health education program: student attitudes, career intents and perceived quality
Claude K Shannon
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA
Educ Health (Abingdon) 18:395-404. 2005
A shortage of healthcare providers in West Virginia led to the creation of a statewide, community-based program with a required three-month rural experience for most state-sponsored health professions students...
- Caring Behaviors Inventory: a reduction of the 42-item instrument
West Virginia University School of Nursing, Morgantown, WV 26506 9640, USA
Nurs Res 55:18-25. 2006
..Caring traditionally has been at the center of nursing. Effectively measuring the process of nurse caring is vital in nursing research. A short, less burdensome dimensional instrument for patients' use is needed for this purpose...
- Factors affecting research participation in African American college students
Vanessa A Diaz
Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 295 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
Fam Med 40:46-51. 2008
..African American participation in research trials must increase. This study evaluates factors affecting participation of African American college students in medical research...
- Community-based chronic disease management program for African Americans
Susan L Nine
Chronic Disease Management Program, Ebenezer Medical Outreach, Inc, 1448 Tenth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701, USA
Outcomes Manag 7:106-12. 2003
..Significant decreases in initial and 1-year values were seen in both systolic blood pressure (P < .0001) and diastolic blood pressure (P = .000) and HgbA1Cs for those with initial values > 7% (P = .013)...
- Reliability and validity of an Internet traumatic stress survey with a college student sample
Beverly L Fortson
Department of Psychology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
J Trauma Stress 19:709-20. 2006
..Researchers can feel comfortable that Internet data collection is a viable--and reliable--means for conducting trauma research...
- Screening and brief intervention for alcohol problems in a university student health clinic
Peter F Ehrlich
Department of Pediatric Surgery, University of Michigan, CS Mott Children s Hospital, Ann Arbor 48109, USA
J Am Coll Health 54:279-87. 2006
..2%) again after 3 months. Seventy-five percent of students interviewed again after 3 months reported that SBI was helpful, 92% found the information clear, and 90% thought that the SHC was a good place to learn this information...
- Getting from here to there: evaluating West Virginia's rural nonemergency medical transportation program
Gail R Bellamy
West Virginia Institute for Health Policy Research, 3110 MacCorkle Ave, SE, Charleston, WV 25302, USA
J Rural Health 19:397-406. 2003
With funding from the 21st Century Challenge Fund, the West Virginia Rural Health Access Program created Transportation for Health, a demonstration project for rural nonemergency medical transportation...
- Trends in smoking before, during, and after pregnancy - Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), United States, 31 sites, 2000-2005
Van T Tong
Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
MMWR Surveill Summ 58:1-29. 2009
..During 2000-2004, an estimated 174,000 women in the United States died annually from smoking-attributable causes, and an estimated 776 infants died annually from causes attributed to maternal smoking during pregnancy...
- Distribution and prevalence of Cytauxzoon felis in bobcats (Lynx rufus), the natural reservoir, and other wild felids in thirteen states
Barbara C Shock
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, 586 D W Brooks Dr, Wildlife Health Building, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Vet Parasitol 175:325-30. 2011
..Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and West Virginia. These states were selected because of differential vector presence; D...
- Abortion surveillance--United States, 2004
Lilo T Strauss
Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
MMWR Surveill Summ 56:1-33. 2007
..CDC began abortion surveillance in 1969 to document the number and characteristics of women obtaining legal induced abortions...
- Neonatal health care costs related to smoking during pregnancy
E Kathleen Adams
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Health Econ 11:193-206. 2002
..The goal of this study is to use data on smoking behavior, birth outcomes and resource utilization to estimate neonatal costs attributable to maternal smoking during pregnancy...
- Surveillance of certain health behaviors and conditions among states and selected local areas--Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), United States, 2006
Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2990 Brandywine Road, MS E 65, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
MMWR Surveill Summ 57:1-188. 2008
..Continuous monitoring both of health behaviors and of the use of preventive services is essential for developing health promotion activities, intervention programs, and health policies at the state, city, and county level...
- Integrating nine prescription opioid analgesics and/or four signal detection systems to summarize statewide prescription drug abuse in the United States in 2007
Michael F Schneider
Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 18:778-90. 2009
..Integrate statewide rankings of abuse across different drugs and/or signal detection systems to summarize prescription drug abuse in each state in 2007...
- Relationship of preadmission variables and first- and second-year course performance to performance on the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners' COMLEX-USA Level 1 examination
H H Baker
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg 24901, USA
J Am Osteopath Assoc 100:153-61. 2000
..for one osteopathic medical school with the unique mission of providing osteopathic family physicians for West Virginia and rural Appalachia...
- Association of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) with uric acid among adults with elevated community exposure to PFOA
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
Environ Health Perspect 118:229-33. 2010
..PFOA has been associated with elevated uric acid in two studies of chemical workers. Uric acid is a risk factor for hypertension and possibly other cardiovascular outcomes...
- Serologic survey of cattle in the northeastern and north central United States, Virginia, Alaska, and Hawaii for antibodies to Cache Valley and antigenically related viruses (Bunyamwera serogroup virus)
Sudhir P Sahu
U S Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, National Veterinary Services Laboratories, Ames, Iowa 50010, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 67:119-22. 2002
..states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and West Virginia), north central states (Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South ..
- County level socioeconomic position, work organization and depression disorder: a repeated measures cross-classified multilevel analysis of low-income nursing home workers
Department of Social, Policy and Prevention Research, Center for Addictions and Mental Health, University of Toronto and Institute for Work and Health, Suite 618, 250 College Street, Toronto, Canada ON M5 T 1R8
Health Place 12:688-700. 2006
- Effect of scheduling tramadol as a controlled substance on poison center exposures to tramadol
Henry A Spiller
Kentucky Regional Poison Center, Louisville, KY 30232, USA
Ann Pharmacother 44:1016-21. 2010
..There is limited information on the effect of scheduling a drug as a controlled substance with comparable data from both a pre-scheduling and post-scheduling time period...
- Acid-base accounting to predict post-mining drainage quality on surface mines
Plant and Soil Sciences, National Mine Land Reclamation Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
J Environ Qual 31:2034-44. 2002
..This procedure was developed by West Virginia University scientists during the 1960s...
- Accumulation and clearance of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in current and former residents of an exposed community
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Environ Health Perspect 119:119-24. 2011
..Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a perfluoroalkyl acid found in > 99% of Americans. Its health effects are unknown. Prior estimates of serum half-life range from 2.3 to 3.8 years...