rural health

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Summary: The status of health in rural populations.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Effect of a participatory intervention with women's groups on birth outcomes in Nepal: cluster-randomised controlled trial
    Dharma S Manandhar
    Mother and Infant Research Activities MIRA, PO Box 921, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Lancet 364:970-9. 2004
  2. ncbi Validation and application of verbal autopsies in a rural area of South Africa
    K Kahn
    Health Systems Development Unit, Department of Community Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 5:824-31. 2000
  3. ncbi High acceptability of voluntary counselling and HIV-testing but unacceptable loss to follow up in a prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programme in rural Malawi: scaling-up requires a different way of acting
    M Manzi
    Medecins Sans Frontieres Luxembourg, Thyolo District, Luxembourg, Malawi
    Trop Med Int Health 10:1242-50. 2005
  4. pmc Biomass fuels are the probable risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in rural South China
    Shengming Liu
    Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical College, 195 Dongfeng Xi Road, Guangzhou 510182, P R China
    Thorax 62:889-97. 2007
  5. ncbi Effect of a structural intervention for the prevention of intimate-partner violence and HIV in rural South Africa: a cluster randomised trial
    Paul M Pronyk
    Rural AIDS and Development Action Research Programme, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Acornhoek, South Africa
    Lancet 368:1973-83. 2006
  6. pmc Sociodemographic patterning of non-communicable disease risk factors in rural India: a cross sectional study
    Sanjay Kinra
    Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMJ 341:c4974. 2010
  7. ncbi Epidemiology of stroke and high blood pressure in Africa
    G A Mensah
    Office of the Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop K 40, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Heart 94:697-705. 2008
  8. pmc Rural health disparities, population health, and rural culture
    David Hartley
    MHA, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, PO Box 9300, 509 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04104, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1675-8. 2004
  9. ncbi Urban-rural health differences: primary care data and self reported data render different results
    Madelon Kroneman
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute of Health Services Research, P O Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Health Place 16:893-902. 2010
  10. pmc Are rapid diagnostic tests more accurate in diagnosis of plasmodium falciparum malaria compared to microscopy at rural health centres?
    Vincent Batwala
    Department of Community Health, Mbarara University of Science and Technology P O Box 1410, Mbarara, Uganda
    Malar J 9:349. 2010

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  1. ncbi Effect of a participatory intervention with women's groups on birth outcomes in Nepal: cluster-randomised controlled trial
    Dharma S Manandhar
    Mother and Infant Research Activities MIRA, PO Box 921, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Lancet 364:970-9. 2004
    ..90% of deliveries in the poorest quintile of households happen at home. We postulated that a community-based participatory intervention could significantly reduce neonatal mortality rates...
  2. ncbi Validation and application of verbal autopsies in a rural area of South Africa
    K Kahn
    Health Systems Development Unit, Department of Community Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 5:824-31. 2000
    ..To validate the causes of death determined with a single verbal autopsy instrument covering all age groups in the Agincourt subdistrict of rural South Africa...
  3. ncbi High acceptability of voluntary counselling and HIV-testing but unacceptable loss to follow up in a prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programme in rural Malawi: scaling-up requires a different way of acting
    M Manzi
    Medecins Sans Frontieres Luxembourg, Thyolo District, Luxembourg, Malawi
    Trop Med Int Health 10:1242-50. 2005
    ..Thyolo District Hospital, rural Malawi...
  4. pmc Biomass fuels are the probable risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in rural South China
    Shengming Liu
    Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical College, 195 Dongfeng Xi Road, Guangzhou 510182, P R China
    Thorax 62:889-97. 2007
    ..A study was undertaken to investigate the prevalence of COPD in two study communities in Guangdong province in China and to measure the association between COPD and indoor biomass fuel air pollution...
  5. ncbi Effect of a structural intervention for the prevention of intimate-partner violence and HIV in rural South Africa: a cluster randomised trial
    Paul M Pronyk
    Rural AIDS and Development Action Research Programme, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Acornhoek, South Africa
    Lancet 368:1973-83. 2006
    ..The aim of the Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE) study was to assess a structural intervention that combined a microfinance programme with a gender and HIV training curriculum...
  6. pmc Sociodemographic patterning of non-communicable disease risk factors in rural India: a cross sectional study
    Sanjay Kinra
    Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMJ 341:c4974. 2010
    ..To investigate the sociodemographic patterning of non-communicable disease risk factors in rural India...
  7. ncbi Epidemiology of stroke and high blood pressure in Africa
    G A Mensah
    Office of the Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop K 40, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Heart 94:697-705. 2008
    ..Renewed emphasis on improved surveillance and the prevention and control of high blood pressure and stroke in Africa is needed...
  8. pmc Rural health disparities, population health, and rural culture
    David Hartley
    MHA, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, PO Box 9300, 509 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04104, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1675-8. 2004
    In this commentary, I place the maturing field of rural health research and policy in the context of the rural health disparities documented in Health United States, 2001, Urban and Rural Health Chartbook...
  9. ncbi Urban-rural health differences: primary care data and self reported data render different results
    Madelon Kroneman
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute of Health Services Research, P O Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Health Place 16:893-902. 2010
    ..Assessing the usefulness of GP electronic medical records for assessing the health of rural populations by comparing these data with data from health interview surveys...
  10. pmc Are rapid diagnostic tests more accurate in diagnosis of plasmodium falciparum malaria compared to microscopy at rural health centres?
    Vincent Batwala
    Department of Community Health, Mbarara University of Science and Technology P O Box 1410, Mbarara, Uganda
    Malar J 9:349. 2010
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  11. ncbi Responding to the threat of chronic diseases in India
    K Srinath Reddy
    Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India
    Lancet 366:1744-9. 2005
    ..There is a need to increase resource allocation, coordinate multisectoral policy interventions, and enhance the engagement of the health system in activities related to chronic disease prevention and control...
  12. ncbi Addressing the health disadvantage of rural populations: how does epidemiological evidence inform rural health policies and research?
    Karly B Smith
    School of Rural Health, Monash University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 16:56-66. 2008
    ..Programs to improve rural health will be most effective when based on policies which target all risk determinants collectively contributing to ..
  13. ncbi Blood pressure patterns and cardiovascular risk factors in rural and urban gambian communities
    M A van der Sande
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, The Gambia
    J Hum Hypertens 14:489-96. 2000
    ..In view of limited resources and feasibility of intervention in rural Gambia, these could initially be directed towards urbanised populations...
  14. pmc A cross-sectional study of vascular risk factors in a rural South African population: data from the Southern African Stroke Prevention Initiative (SASPI)
    Margaret Thorogood
    University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:326. 2007
    ..Using a multidisciplinary approach we aimed to assess the prevalence of several vascular risk factors in Agincourt, a rural demographic surveillance site in South Africa...
  15. ncbi Podoconiosis: non-infectious geochemical elephantiasis
    Gail Davey
    Department of Community Health, Addis Ababa University, P O Box 9806, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:1175-80. 2007
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  16. pmc Double blind, cluster randomised trial of low dose supplementation with vitamin A or beta carotene on mortality related to pregnancy in Nepal. The NNIPS-2 Study Group
    K P West
    Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Division of Human Nutrition, Room 2041, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMJ 318:570-5. 1999
    ..To assess the impact on mortality related to pregnancy of supplementing women of reproductive age each week with a recommended dietary allowance of vitamin A, either preformed or as beta carotene...
  17. ncbi Educational attainment and HIV-1 infection in developing countries: a systematic review
    James R Hargreaves
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 7:489-98. 2002
    ..To assess whether educational status is associated with HIV-1 infection in developing countries by conducting a systematic review of published literature...
  18. ncbi Physical fitness in rural children compared with urban children in Turkey
    Mehtap Ozdirenc
    School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Dokuz Eylul University, 35340 Inciralti, Izmir, Turkey
    Pediatr Int 47:26-31. 2005
    ..This study aims to investigate the effects of environmental factors, lifestyle and leisure time activities on physical fitness in rural and urban children...
  19. pmc What has Karonga taught us? Tuberculosis studied over three decades
    A C Crampin
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 13:153-64. 2009
    ..Current studies focus on immunological markers of infection, disease and protection, and on elucidating the impact of antiretroviral treatment on TB incidence at population level...
  20. ncbi Coercive sex in rural Uganda: prevalence and associated risk factors
    Michael A Koenig
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Soc Sci Med 58:787-98. 2004
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  21. pmc Is sexual risk taking behaviour changing in rural south-west Uganda? Behaviour trends in a rural population cohort 1993-2006
    S Biraro
    Medical Research Council Uganda Virus Research Institute Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, Entebbe, Uganda
    Sex Transm Infect 85:i3-11. 2009
    ..To describe sexual behaviour trends in a rural Ugandan cohort in the context of an evolving HIV epidemic, 1993-2006...
  22. pmc Rural health centres, communities and malaria case detection in Zambia using mobile telephones: a means to detect potential reservoirs of infection in unstable transmission conditions
    Aniset Kamanga
    The Malaria Institute at Macha, P O Choma, Zambia
    Malar J 9:96. 2010
    ..In Zambia, the rural health services are operating effectively and for the most part are provided with adequate supplies of rapid ..
  23. ncbi Risk factors for acute pesticide poisoning in Sri Lanka
    Wim van der Hoek
    International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Trop Med Int Health 10:589-96. 2005
    ..Suggestions are given for interventions that could control the morbidity and mortality due to acute pesticide poisoning in developing countries...
  24. pmc A large-scale cluster randomized trial to determine the effects of community-based dietary sodium reduction--the China Rural Health Initiative Sodium Reduction Study
    Nicole Li
    The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China
    Am Heart J 166:815-22. 2013
    ..High blood pressure caused by excess intake of dietary sodium is widespread and an effective sodium reduction program has potential to improve cardiovascular health...
  25. ncbi Prevalence and socioeconomic differences of risk factors of cardiovascular disease in Ecuadorian adolescents
    A Ochoa-Avilés
    Food Nutrition and Health program, Universidad de Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador
    Pediatr Obes 7:274-83. 2012
    ..The aim of this paper is to report the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and socioeconomic differences in school-going Ecuadorian adolescents...
  26. ncbi Cardiovascular mortality during heat and cold events: determinants of regional vulnerability in Taiwan
    Pei Chih Wu
    Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
    Occup Environ Med 68:525-30. 2011
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  27. pmc Sentinel surveillance of sexually transmitted infections in South Africa: a review
    L F Johnson
    Centre for Actuarial Research, 10 University Avenue, University of Cape Town, Private Bag, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa
    Sex Transm Infect 81:287-93. 2005
    ..To examine how STI prevalence varies between populations and to identify the limitations of the existing data...
  28. pmc The prevalence of hypertension in seven populations of west African origin
    R Cooper
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Ill 60153, USA
    Am J Public Health 87:160-8. 1997
    ..This study was undertaken to describe the distribution of blood pressures, hypertension prevalence, and associated risk factors among seven populations of West African origin...
  29. ncbi Is there a rural/urban gradient in the prevalence of eczema? A systematic review
    M E Schram
    Department of Dermatology, A0 252, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22700, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Dermatol 162:964-73. 2010
    ..As part of the 'hygiene hypothesis' it has been thought that eczema is more common in urban than in rural communities, but such a notion has never been assessed systematically...
  30. ncbi Eradicating diseases: The effect of conditional cash transfers on vaccination coverage in rural Nicaragua
    Tania Barham
    University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Economics and Institute of Behavioral Science, 483 UCB, Boulder, CO 80304 0483, USA
    J Health Econ 28:611-21. 2009
    ..Effects were especially large for children who are typically harder to reach with traditional supply-side interventions...
  31. ncbi Patterns and correlates of stress among rural Chinese males: a four-region study
    T Yang
    Center for Tobacco Control Research, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Yuhangtang Road, Hangzhou 310058, PR China
    Public Health 123:694-8. 2009
    ..However, little is known about stress in rural Chinese counterparts. This research estimates the prevalence of severe stress among rural Chinese males and identifies sociodemographic and psychological correlates...
  32. ncbi Does health insurance coverage lead to better health and educational outcomes? Evidence from rural China
    Yuyu Chen
    Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, China
    J Health Econ 31:1-14. 2012
    ..While the NCMS does not affect child morality and maternal mortality, it does help improve the school enrollment of six-year-olds...
  33. pmc Community health workers' perspectives on their contribution to rural health and well-being in Iran
    Sara Javanparast
    South Australian Community Health Research Unit, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia
    Am J Public Health 101:2287-92. 2011
    The activities of community health workers (CHWs) have been identified as key to improvements in the health of Iran's rural population. We explored the perceptions of CHWs regarding their contribution to rural health in Iran.
  34. pmc Methodology for optimising location of new primary health care facilities in rural communities: a case study in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Frank Tanser
    The Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, PO Box 198, Mtubatuba, 3935, South Africa
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:846-50. 2006
    ..The study aims to test the methodology in a rural community characterised by considerable heterogeneity in population distribution and health care access...
  35. ncbi Avoidable stillbirths and neonatal deaths in rural Tanzania
    Sven G Hinderaker
    Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway
    BJOG 110:616-23. 2003
    ..To determine the causes of stillbirths and neonatal deaths in the community in rural Tanzania and to evaluate whether the deaths were avoidable under the prevailing circumstances...
  36. pmc Treatment of malaria from monotherapy to artemisinin-based combination therapy by health professionals in rural health facilities in southern Cameroon
    Collins Sayang
    Department of Tropical Medicine, Centre René Labusquière, University of Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France
    Malar J 8:174. 2009
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  37. ncbi Risk factors for high early mortality in patients on antiretroviral treatment in a rural district of Malawi
    Rony Zachariah
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, Operational Research, Brussels Operational Center, Belgium
    AIDS 20:2355-60. 2006
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  38. pmc Epidemiology of intentional self-poisoning in rural Sri Lanka
    Michael Eddleston
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, PO Box 271, 25 Kynsey Road, Colombo 8, Sri Lanka
    Br J Psychiatry 187:583-4. 2005
    ..Although the age pattern of self-poisoning was similar to that of industrialised countries, case fatality was more than 15 times higher and the pattern of fatal self-poisoning different...
  39. pmc Echinococcosis in Tibetan populations, western Sichuan Province, China
    Li Tiaoying
    Sichuan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, People s Republic of China
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1866-73. 2005
    ..1%, whereas AE prevalence ranged from 0% to 14.3%. Risk factors associated with both infections included the number of owned dogs, frequency of contact with dogs, and sources of drinking water...
  40. ncbi Ill health and its potential influence on household consumptions in rural China
    Hong Wang
    Yale University School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Health Policy 78:167-77. 2006
    ..The data used in this study are from the baseline survey of a community-based rural health insurance study in a poor rural area of China conducted in 2002...
  41. pmc Evaluation of a pre-existing, 3-year household water treatment and handwashing intervention in rural Guatemala
    Benjamin Arnold
    Division of Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 38:1651-61. 2009
    ..Currently, we know little about the health effectiveness of behaviour-based water and hygiene interventions after the conclusion of intervention activities...
  42. ncbi Commonalities in the experience of household food insecurity across cultures: what are measures missing?
    Jennifer Coates
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr 136:1438S-1448S. 2006
    ..Future food insecurity assessments should consider these core domains and subdomains as the starting point for measures that can generate rich information to inform food security policies and programs...
  43. ncbi Reduction in childhood malnutrition in Vietnam from 1990 to 2004
    Nguyen Cong Khan
    National Institute of Nutrition, 48B Tang Bat Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:274-8. 2007
    ..In future , the dramatic reduction is childhood malnutrition as seen in the period 1990 to 2004 might not continue. More comprehensive apptoaches will be needed to lower childhood malnutrition in Vietnam further...
  44. pmc Primary care consultation, hospital admission, sick leave and disability pension owing to neck and low back pain: a 12-year prospective cohort study in a rural population
    Sara A C Holmberg
    Research and Development Centre, Kronoberg County Council, Box 1223, SE 351 12 Växjö, Sweden
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:66. 2006
    ..In this study we evaluate the magnitude of long-term health outcomes for neck and low back pain, taking possible confounders into account...
  45. ncbi Prevalence of hypertension in Bangladesh: effect of socioeconomic risk factor on difference between rural and urban community
    M A Sayeed
    Research Division, Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders BIRDEM, Dhaka
    Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 28:7-18. 2002
    ..This study explored that hypertension prevalence in the native Bangladeshis is almost comparable to that of other Asian populations and South Asian migrants...
  46. ncbi Attitudes to voluntary counselling and testing for HIV among pregnant women in rural south-west Uganda
    R Pool
    Medical Research Council Programme on AIDS in Uganda, Entebbe, Uganda
    AIDS Care 13:605-15. 2001
    ..Women were concerned that if their husbands found out they were HIV-positive they would be blamed and separation or domestic violence might result...
  47. ncbi Who dies from what? Determining cause of death in South Africa's rural north-east
    K Kahn
    Health Systems Development Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 4:433-41. 1999
    ..A deeper understanding of the causal factors underlying these critical health problems is needed to strengthen policy and better target interventions...
  48. ncbi Scaling up of highly active antiretroviral therapy in a rural district of Malawi: an effectiveness assessment
    Laurent Ferradini
    Epicentre, Paris, France
    Lancet 367:1335-42. 2006
    ..We aimed to assess the effectiveness of such a programme held by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the Chiradzulu district, Malawi...
  49. ncbi Patterns, distribution, and determinants of under- and overnutrition: a population-based study of women in India
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:633-40. 2006
    ..Little systematic evidence exists for the relation between socioeconomic position and nutritional status in countries experiencing the simultaneous presence of under- and overnutrition...
  50. ncbi Therapeutic itineraries of patients with ulcerated forms of Mycobacterium ulcerans (Buruli ulcer) disease in a rural health zone in the Democratic Republic of Congo
    Kapay Kibadi
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Trop Med Int Health 14:1110-6. 2009
    ..To describe lay perceptions of the ulcerated forms of Mycobacterium ulcerans, commonly called Buruli ulcer (BU), and therapeutic itineraries of BU patients in a rural area of the Democratic Republic of Congo...
  51. ncbi Migration, community context, and child immunization in Ethiopia
    Gebre Egzbiabher Kiros
    Institute of Public Health, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Florida A and M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:2603-16. 2004
    ..Community and ethnic group effects suggest that further targeting of health activities could be efficient and effective...
  52. ncbi Reduction in personal exposures to particulate matter and carbon monoxide as a result of the installation of a Patsari improved cook stove in Michoacan Mexico
    Armendáriz Arnez Cynthia
    Center of Ecosystems Research, Bioenergy, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
    Indoor Air 18:93-105. 2008
    ..5) personal exposure measurements should be collected or indoor measurements should be combined with better time-activity estimates, which would more accurately reflect the contributions of indoor concentrations to personal exposures...
  53. ncbi Economic costs of endemic non-filarial elephantiasis in Wolaita Zone, Ethiopia
    Fasil Tekola
    Department of Community Health, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Trop Med Int Health 11:1136-44. 2006
    ..It is a major public health problem in countries in tropical Africa, Central America and North India...
  54. ncbi Utilisation of maternal health care in western rural China under a new rural health insurance system (New Co-operative Medical System)
    Qian Long
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing, China
    Trop Med Int Health 15:1210-7. 2010
    To investigate factors influencing maternal health care utilisation in western rural China and its relation to income before (2002) and after (2007) introducing a new rural health insurance system (NCMS).
  55. ncbi Significant lipid, adiposity and metabolic abnormalities amongst 4535 Indians from a developing region of rural Andhra Pradesh
    Clara Kayei Chow
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M 201, Camperdown, Missenden Road, Sydney 2050, Australia
    Atherosclerosis 196:943-52. 2008
    ..Metabolic risk factors appear key to this phenomenon but data from rural India are few. We sought to determine the prevalence and distribution of lipids, obesity and metabolic syndrome in a rural region of Andhra Pradesh...
  56. pmc Role of cash in conditional cash transfer programmes for child health, growth, and development: an analysis of Mexico's Oportunidades
    Lia C H Fernald
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Lancet 371:828-37. 2008
    ..Our aim was to disaggregate the effects of cash transfer from those of other programme components...
  57. ncbi Maternal morbidity during labour and the puerperium in rural homes and the need for medical attention: A prospective observational study in Gadchiroli, India
    Rani A Bang
    SEARCH, Gadchiroli 442 605, India
    BJOG 111:231-8. 2004
    ..To estimate the incidence of maternal morbidity during labour and the puerperium in rural homes, the association with perinatal outcome and the proportion of women needing medical attention...
  58. pmc Cost of dengue and other febrile illnesses to households in rural Cambodia: a prospective community-based case-control study
    Rekol Huy
    Epidemiology and Public Health Unit, Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, 5 Bld Monivong POB 983, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    BMC Public Health 9:155. 2009
    ..We conducted a prospective, community-based, matched case-control study to assess the cost and impact of an episode of dengue fever and other febrile illness on households in rural Cambodia...
  59. pmc Do burdens of underweight and overweight coexist among lower socioeconomic groups in India?
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:369-76. 2009
    ..However, less is known about the socioeconomic patterning of underweight and overweight as economies move through the epidemiologic transition...
  60. ncbi Difficulties in bringing point-of-use water treatment to scale in rural Guatemala
    Stephen P Luby
    Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch, Division of Foodborne Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vectorborne and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:382-7. 2008
    ..Even after efficacy was demonstrated within their community and an aggressive sophisticated marketing approach, few households purchased flocculant-disinfectant for point-of-use water treatment...
  61. pmc Maternal depression and low maternal intelligence as risk factors for malnutrition in children: a community based case-control study from South India
    S Anoop
    Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632002, India
    Arch Dis Child 89:325-9. 2004
    ..To determine whether current and postpartum maternal depression and low maternal intelligence are risk factors for malnutrition in children...
  62. ncbi The burden of polyparasitism among primary schoolchildren in rural and farming areas in Zimbabwe
    N Midzi
    National Institute of Health Research, Box CY 573, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:1039-45. 2008
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  63. ncbi Association between biomass fuel and pulmonary tuberculosis: a nested case-control study
    C Kolappan
    Tuberculosis Research Centre, Mayor V R Ramanathan Road, Chetput, Chennai, India
    Thorax 64:705-8. 2009
    ..To quantify the association between biomass fuel usage and sputum-positive pulmonary tuberculosis...
  64. ncbi Development of the Rural Active Living Assessment Tools: measuring rural environments
    Anush Yousefian
    Maine Rural Health Research Center, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, USA
    Prev Med 50:S86-92. 2010
    ..Develop rural-specific assessment tools to be used by researchers and practitioners to measure the activity-friendliness of rural communities...
  65. ncbi Theory in rural health
    Jane Farmer
    La Trobe University, La Trobe Rural Health School, Bendigo, Wodonga, Victoria, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 20:185-9. 2012
    This paper offers theories to explain persistent rural health challenges and describes their application to rural health and research.
  66. ncbi Obesity and physical inactivity in rural America
    Paul Daniel Patterson
    South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, Department of Health Services Policy and Management, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 220 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 204, Columbia, SC 29210, USA
    J Rural Health 20:151-9. 2004
    ..The present study uses nationally representative data to study obesity and physical inactivity in rural populations...
  67. pmc Predictors of health-related quality of life in type II diabetic patients in Greece
    Angelos A Papadopoulos
    Faculty of Social Sciences, Hellenic Open University, Riga Fereou 169 and Tsamadou, Patras, Greece
    BMC Public Health 7:186. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of Greek Type II DM patients and to identify significant predictors of the disease in this patient population...
  68. ncbi A large-scale operational study of home-based therapy with ready-to-use therapeutic food in childhood malnutrition in Malawi
    Zachary Linneman
    Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis Children s Hospital, One Children s Place, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Matern Child Nutr 3:206-15. 2007
    ..Home-based therapy with RUTF yields acceptable results without requiring formally medically trained personnel; further implementation in comparable settings should be considered...
  69. ncbi Use of intermittent presumptive treatment and insecticide treated bed nets by pregnant women in four Kenyan districts
    H L Guyatt
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Trop Med Int Health 9:255-61. 2004
    ..Issues of commodity supply and service costs to clients will be the greatest impediments to reaching RBM targets...
  70. ncbi Factors associated with poor adherence to anti-retroviral therapy in patients attending a rural health centre in South Africa
    V G Bhat
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, ECP, South Africa
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 29:947-53. 2010
    ..1%), simply forgot (41.3%), side effects (50.8%) and being too busy (49.2%). Poor adherence to ART is an important concern relating to HIV management in our setting and needs to be addressed with more patient-oriented interventions...
  71. ncbi Listening to "felt needs": investigating genital prolapse in western Nepal
    Tiphaine Ravenel Bonetti
    Health Sector Support Programme, German Agency for Technical Cooperation GTZ, Nepal
    Reprod Health Matters 12:166-75. 2004
    ....
  72. ncbi Differences in body mass index and waist: hip ratios in North Indian rural and urban populations
    K S Reddy
    Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
    Obes Rev 3:197-202. 2002
    ..This difference in prevalence in the urban population could represent the demographic transition in the Indian population...
  73. ncbi How effectively can the New Cooperative Medical Scheme reduce catastrophic health expenditure for the poor and non-poor in rural China?
    Luying Zhang
    Department of Health Economics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
    Trop Med Int Health 15:468-75. 2010
    ..This article explores the effect of NCMS on relieving catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) among the poor and non-poor groups...
  74. pmc Does living in urban or rural settings affect aspects of physical fitness in children? An allometric approach
    P D Tsimeas
    Department of Sports and Exercise Science, Thessaly University, Trikala, Greece
    Br J Sports Med 39:671-4. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate physical fitness in relation to fatness in urban and rural Greek children by means of allometric scaling...
  75. ncbi Perpetration of partner violence and HIV risk behaviour among young men in the rural Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Kristin L Dunkle
    Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    AIDS 20:2107-14. 2006
    ..To examine associations between the perpetration of intimate partner violence and HIV risk behaviour among young men in rural South Africa...
  76. ncbi Risk factors for malnutrition among rural Nigerian children
    Senbanjo Idowu Odunayo
    Department of Paediatrics, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 15:491-5. 2006
    ..The low prevalence rate of malnutrition was probably due to activities of the NGO in this community. This method of intervention is similarly achievable in any other community...
  77. ncbi [Gender-specific differences in relative effects of cardiovascular risk factors among rural population]
    Xun Tang
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Peking University School of Public Health, Beijing 100191, China
    Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao 43:379-85. 2011
    ..To investigate the prevalence and association of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors in Fangshan District, Beijing...
  78. ncbi Catastrophic health expenditure and impoverishment in Turkey
    Mahmut Saadi Yardim
    Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health, Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey
    Health Policy 94:26-33. 2010
    ..This study aims to identify the level of catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) in Turkey and, to reveal household factors predicting this outcome...
  79. ncbi A prospective study of morbidity and mortality rates among farmers and rural and urban nonfarmers
    E L Stiernström
    Uppsala University, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Epidemiology Section, University Hospital, 751 85, Uppsala, Sweden
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:121-6. 2001
    ..Whether this is due to the urban-rural health gradient or to occupational factors related to farming is not clear...
  80. ncbi Prevalence of vitamin A deficiency and its determinants among the rural pre-school children of Madhya Pradesh, India
    N Arlappa
    National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India
    Ann Hum Biol 38:131-6. 2011
    ..Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) continues to be a major public health nutritional problem in India, even though the National Vitamin A Prophylaxis Programme has been in operation for more than three decades...
  81. ncbi Oral health of Aboriginal Australians
    Kaye Roberts-Thomson
    Aust Dent J 49:151-3. 2004
  82. pmc Prevalence and causes of blindness and visual impairment in Muyuka: a rural health district in South West Province, Cameroon
    J E Oye
    Sight Savers International Eye Care Project, Limbe, Cameroon
    Br J Ophthalmol 90:538-42. 2006
    ..To estimate the prevalence and causes of blindness and visual impairment in the population aged 40 years and over in Muyuka, a rural district in the South West Province of Cameroon...
  83. ncbi Rural-urban differences in depression prevalence: implications for family medicine
    Janice C Probst
    South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, University of South Carolina, 220 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210, USA
    Fam Med 38:653-60. 2006
    ..We examined the prevalence of depression in rural versus urban areas...
  84. ncbi Community support is associated with better antiretroviral treatment outcomes in a resource-limited rural district in Malawi
    R Zachariah
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, Medical Department Operational Research, Brussels Operational Center, 68 Rue de Gasperich, L 1617, Luxembourg, Belgium
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:79-84. 2007
    ..The community might be an unrecognized and largely 'unexploited resource' that could play an important contributory role in countries desperately trying to scale up ART with limited resources...
  85. ncbi Malaria incidence in rural Benin: does economics matter in endemic area?
    Omer A Mensah
    Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Abomey Calavi, Abomey Calavi, Benin
    Health Policy 68:93-102. 2004
    ..Variations in socio-economic and economic characteristics are significant in explaining the incidence of malaria, even in an endemic malarial setting...
  86. ncbi Inequities among the very poor: health care for children in rural southern Tanzania
    Joanna Armstrong Schellenberg
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Tanzania
    Lancet 361:561-6. 2003
    ..We sought evidence of inequities in health care by sex and socioeconomic status for young children living in a poor rural area of southern Tanzania...
  87. ncbi The lifecycle effects of nutrition and body size on adult adiposity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease
    C S Yajnik
    Diabetes Unit, KEM Hospital Research Centre, Rasta Peth, Pune, India
    Obes Rev 3:217-24. 2002
    ..Dietary factors seem to have profound long-term metabolic influences in pregnancy. Overcrowding with infections and central obesity may amplify cytokine-induced insulin resistance and early diabetes in Indian adults with a low BMI...
  88. ncbi Socio-economic disparities in maternal mortality in China between 1996 and 2006
    X L Feng
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing, China
    BJOG 117:1527-36. 2010
    ..China's economic reforms have raised concerns over rising inequalities in maternal mortality, but it is not known whether the gap across socio-economic regions has increased over time...
  89. ncbi Multi-level rural community engagement in health
    Sue Kilpatrick
    Department of Rural Health, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 17:39-44. 2009
    ..Rural engagement with national/state agendas is a challenge. Community engagement takes time and resources, but can be expected to lead to better health outcomes for rural residents...
  90. ncbi Building institutions for an effective health system: lessons from China's experience with rural health reform
    Gerald Bloom
    The Institute of Development Studies, Knowledge, Technology and Society Team, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RE, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 72:1302-9. 2011
    ....
  91. ncbi Regional inequality in health and its determinants: evidence from China
    Pengqian Fang
    Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 13 Hangkong Road, Wuhan, PR China
    Health Policy 94:14-25. 2010
    ..Finally, investment in health resources does bring about differences in distribution of health. However, primary health care plays a more important role than hospital services in reducing regional disparities in health...
  92. pmc The Saskatchewan Farm Injury Cohort: rationale and methodology
    William Pickett
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Queen s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
    Public Health Rep 123:567-75. 2008
    ..Study findings will inform the content and targeting of injury prevention initiatives specific to the farm occupational environment...
  93. ncbi Determinants of mental health and well-being within rural and remote communities
    Brian J Kelly
    Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research, University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health, Room 5010, Level 5, McAuley Building, The Mater, Edith Street, Waratah, P O Box 833, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 46:1331-42. 2011
    ..The individual and contextual factors influencing current mental health and well-being within rural communities are poorly understood...
  94. ncbi Dental functional status in a southern vietnamese adult population-a combined quantitative and qualitative classification system analysis
    Thoa C Nguyen
    Department of Prosthodontics, Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmcay, Can Tho, Vietnam
    Int J Prosthodont 24:30-7. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the dental functional status of a Southern Vietnamese adult population using a new quantitative- and qualitative-based classification system...
  95. pmc Prevalence of prenatal zinc deficiency and its association with socio-demographic, dietary and health care related factors in rural Sidama, Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study
    Samson Gebremedhin
    College of Agriculture, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia
    BMC Public Health 11:898. 2011
    ..However, scientific evidences on the determinants of prenatal ZD are scanty and inconclusive. The purpose of the present study was to assess the prevalence and determinants of prenatal ZD in Sidama zone, Southern Ethiopia...
  96. ncbi Health status differentials across rural and remote Australia
    Andrew Phillips
    National Rural Health Alliance, Deakin West, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 17:2-9. 2009
    ..Although pertinent, the effects on rural health of climate change and resource degradation generally have not been addressed in this paper.
  97. ncbi Blood pressure and socioeconomic status in low-income women in Mexico: a reverse gradient?
    L C H Fernald
    UC Berkeley, School of Public Health, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:e8. 2008
    ..In the developing world, however, these relationships are not as clear, particularly in middle-income countries undergoing epidemiological and nutritional transition...
  98. ncbi Rural Vincentians' (Caribbean) beliefs about the usage of non-prescribable medicines for treating Type 2 diabetes
    M C Moss
    Division of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Glasgow, 59 Oakfield Avenue, Glasgow G12 8LW, Scotland, UK
    Diabet Med 22:1492-6. 2005
    ..To explore beliefs among persons in St. Vincent, a rural Caribbean Community, regarding the usage of non-prescribable medicines for treating Type 2 diabetes...
  99. ncbi Rural health priorities in America: where you stand depends on where you sit
    Larry Gamm
    Southwest Rural Health Research Center, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M University System Health Science Center, 3000 Briarcrest, Suite 300, Bryan, TX 77802, USA
    J Rural Health 19:209-13. 2003
    To assess levels of agreement on priority areas among state and local rural health leaders nationwide.
  100. ncbi Trends in stillbirths, early and late neonatal mortality in rural Bangladesh: the role of public health interventions
    Carine Ronsmans
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:269-79. 2008
    ....
  101. ncbi Changing patterns of adult mortality as the HIV epidemic matures in Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe
    Jennifer Smith
    Imperial College, London, UK
    AIDS 21:S81-6. 2007
    ..During this period, adult mortality in men was stable, whereas female mortality increased to levels similar to those of men. We examine the trends in mortality from 2003 to 2005...

Research Grants91

  1. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 2
    DENNIS PATTRATH; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..assisting the "underconnected" in maintaining and upgrading their connections;and Identifying inner-city and rural health care organizations that are not connected to the Internet or that are under-connected;consulting with them to ..
  2. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 2
    Javier Crespo; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..assisting the "underconnected" in maintaining and upgrading their connections;and Identifying inner-city and rural health care organizations that are not connected to the Internet or that are under-connected;consulting with them to ..
  3. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 2
    JM J TOOEY; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  4. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 2
    JM J TOOEY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  5. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 2
    JM J TOOEY; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  6. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 3
    Ruth Holst; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..assisting the "underconnected" in maintaining and upgrading their connections;and Identifying inner-city and rural health care organizations that are not connected to the Internet or that are under-connected;consulting with them to ..
  7. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 3
    Ruth Holst; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..assisting the "underconnected" in maintaining and upgrading their connections;and Identifying inner-city and rural health care organizations that are not connected to the Internet or that are under-connected;consulting with them to ..
  8. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 3
    Ruth Holst; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  9. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 3
    Ruth Holst; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  10. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 3
    Ruth Holst; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  11. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) region 4
    Claire Hamasu; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..assisting the "underconnected" in maintaining and upgrading their connections;and Identifying inner-city and rural health care organizations that are not connected to the Internet or that are under-connected;consulting with them to ..
  12. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) region 4
    Claire Hamasu; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..assisting the "underconnected" in maintaining and upgrading their connections;and Identifying inner-city and rural health care organizations that are not connected to the Internet or that are under-connected;consulting with them to ..
  13. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 5
    MICHELLE MALIZIA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..assisting the "underconnected" in maintaining and upgrading their connections;and Identifying inner-city and rural health care organizations that are not connected to the Internet or that are under-connected;consulting with them to ..
  14. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 5
    MICHELLE MALIZIA; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..assisting the "underconnected" in maintaining and upgrading their connections;and Identifying inner-city and rural health care organizations that are not connected to the Internet or that are under-connected;consulting with them to ..
  15. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 6
    CATHY BURROUGHS; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..assisting the "underconnected" in maintaining and upgrading their connections;and Identifying inner-city and rural health care organizations that are not connected to the Internet or that are under-connected;consulting with them to ..
  16. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 7
    TAMARA COMBS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..assisting the "underconnected" in maintaining and upgrading their connections;and Identifying inner-city and rural health care organizations that are not connected to the Internet or that are under-connected;consulting with them to ..
  17. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 4
    HAMASU CLAIRE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  18. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 4
    HAMASU CLAIRE; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  19. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 8
    Javier Crespo; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  20. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 8
    Javier Crespo; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  21. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 8
    Javier Crespo; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  22. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 4
    HAMASU CLAIRE; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  23. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 1
    Colleen Cuddy; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..assisting the "underconnected" in maintaining and upgrading their connections;and Identifying inner-city and rural health care organizations that are not connected to the Internet or that are under-connected;consulting with them to ..
  24. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 6
    CATHY BURROUGHS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access...
  25. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 6
    CATHY BURROUGHS; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access...
  26. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 5
    MICHELLE MALIZIA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  27. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 6
    CATHY BURROUGHS; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  28. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 5
    MICHELLE MALIZIA; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  29. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Region 1
    KATE BURR OLIVER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..assisting the "underconnected" in maintaining and upgrading their connections;and Identifying inner-city and rural health care organizations that are not connected to the Internet or that are under-connected;consulting with them to ..
  30. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 5
    MICHELLE MALIZIA; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  31. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 7
    Julie Kwan; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  32. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 7
    Julie Kwan; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  33. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 7
    Julie Kwan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  34. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 1
    BARBARA EPSTEIN; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  35. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 1
    BARBARA EPSTEIN; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  36. National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Region 1
    BARBARA EPSTEIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Emphasis should be on the [unreadable]underconnected,[unreadable] particularly in inner city and rural health organizations, to upgrade and maintain technology access.
  37. Investigation of Occupational Exposure to and Infection by MRSA in Rural Iowa
    Tara Smith; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The Department and selected mentors are leaders in the study of rural health, including agricultural health and medicine...
  38. Project LOVE: Preventing Adolescent Dating Violence among Rural African Americans
    Dionne Smith Coker-Appiah; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..research skills focusing on quantitative methods and data analysis and grant writing;Goal 2: racial/ethnic and rural health disparities, which will inform the conceptualization, design and conduct of culturally and geographically ..
  39. Effectiveness of an Automated Walking Program Targeting Veterans with COPD
    Caroline R Richardson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This research program addresses three HRS&D priority areas: 1) Access / Rural Health, 2) Care of Complex Chronic Conditions, and 3) Healthcare Informatics...
  40. Maryland Telehome Care Network (MTCN)
    CLAUDIA ROSE BAQUET; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..and the Western Maryland Area Health Education Center (WMAHEC) located in rural Western Maryland, and its rural health care delivery partners- Garrett County Health Department Home Health Agency (GCHDHHA, in rural Western Maryland)..
  41. Potential of ICU telemedicine to improve patient safety, reduce morbidity & morta
    JAMES A L MATHERS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..b>Rural health is an important policy problem in the US and a key population of interest to the Agency for Healthcare Research ..
  42. Critical Care Excellence in Sepsis and Trauma (CREST)
    DEE WALKER contact FORD; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Health Disparities and specific Challenge Topic, 09-MD-101: Creating Transformational Approaches to Address Rural Health Disparities...
  43. Gender Equity-Focused, Male-Centered Family Planning for Rural India
    Niranjan Saggurti; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..In-depth interviews will also be conducted with key informants from the village and public and rural health systems to assess sustainability and institutionalization of the model.
  44. Rural Primary Health Care Providers Response to Intimate Partner Violence and Sur
    ANNAH BENDER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..b>Rural health care providers'screening and response to IPV may be influenced by personal, organizational, and community ..
  45. Global Network for Women's and Children's Health
    Edward A Liechty; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..between the institutions, an extensive research infrastructure that includes an established network of rural health centers from which to draw subjects, a well functioning Kenyan Institutional Review Board with a OHRP Assurance ..
  46. Congenital CMV Infection and Hearing Loss in Rural Indian Population
    Suresh B Boppana; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..two specific aims: (1) To determine the contribution of CMV- related SNHL in infants born at the Comprehensive Rural Health Services Project (CRHSP) in Ballabgarh, India by screening newborns for CMV and hearing loss, and (2) To ..
  47. Bioethics Research Infrastructure Initiative
    CLAUDIA ROSE BAQUET; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..or groups including the NIH Bioethics Department and ICDs, the National AHEC Organization, and National Rural Health Association...
  48. Reducing Disparities in Access to Hearing Healthcare on the U.S.-Mexico Border
    NICOLE L MARRONE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..improvements in quality of life for individual patients and their families, as well as a more sustainable and cost-effective model of hearing healthcare delivery in rural health settings with diverse populations.
  49. Tobacco Control Policy Analysis &Intervention Evaluation in China and Tanzania
    Teh Wei Hu; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..2009 tobacco tax adjustment;develop a pilot tobacco tax experiment;study the impact of smoking on government rural health care expenditures;and evaluate the impact of the May 2011 smoke-free public places regulation...
  50. Sustainable Financial Incentives To Improve Prescription Practices For Malaria
    WENDY PRUDHOMME O'MEARA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In a typical rural health facility in Kenya, more tan 90% of febrile patients are prescribed an antimalarial when no diagnostic tests are ..
  51. Building Capacity for Rural Integrated Palliative Care: Bridges to Healthy Transi
    KATHARINE JOY BUCK; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This information is critical to the efficacy of interventions that aim to reduce rural health disparities by preventing and reducing the human and economic burdens associated with complex chronic illness, ..
  52. Bariatric Surgery's Return on Investment for Veterans and VHA
    Matthew L Maciejewski; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Finally, the proposed study is highly responsive to the HSR&D Priority Area of Health Care Access/Rural Health.
  53. Palliative Care Symptom Management in Rural Communities
    Ardith Z Doorenbos; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of a telehealth-enhanced palliative care symptom-management program for 288 cancer patients and 96 providers in rural health care settings...
  54. National Consensus Conference on Community Paramedicine
    Douglas Kupas; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, issued a discussion paper which called the model "One of the most progressive and historically-based ..
  55. ENABLING ADVANCE DIRECTIVE COMPLETION BY RURAL ALABAMA VETERANS: A PILOT STUDY
    ANN MAHANEY-PRICE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Preliminary data from the Alabama Veterans Rural Health Initiative study suggest that approximately 30% of rural Alabama veterans do not have an Advance Directive and ..
  56. Primary Care and Prevention Conference
    GEORGE S RUST; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..sessions focused on health disparities related to gender, race and ethnicity, income and education, disability, rural health, and sexual orientation...
  57. Rural Health and Nursing Research Center
    Elizabeth Merwin; Fiscal Year: 2009
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to create a Rural Health and Nursing Research Center (RHNRC) that will provide the infrastructure to conduct and disseminate nursing research responsive to the clinical and information needs ..
  58. Pharmacogenetics in Rural and Underserved Populations
    Kenneth E Thummel; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..promise, most studies have been undertaken in resource-intensive, tertiary care centers and their relevance for rural health care practice is unknown...
  59. Northwest Pennsylvania Adolescent Alcohol Research Cooperative (Phase II)
    Duncan B Clark; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Cooperative (NPAARC) includes members from the Pittsburgh Adolescent Alcohol Research Center, the Center for Rural Health Practice at the University of Pittsburgh - Bradford campus and primary care practitioners in a rural eight ..
  60. HOPE Accounts for Women
    Marci K Campbell; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Health Disparities and specific Challenge Topic 09-MD- 101: Creating Transformational Approaches to Address Rural Health Disparities...
  61. Rapid Emergence of Livestock-associated MRSA ST398: Host-adaptation &Virulence
    LANCE BRADLEY PRICE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Tara Smith (co-I;U.S.), a highly experienced American rural health researcher will conduct a longitudinal study of ST398 colonization and infection among U.S. farm workers;Drs...
  62. Increasing confidence and changing behaviors in primary care providers engaged in
    Michael S Wilkes; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..We will recruit 120 PCPs across five health systems in California (UC Davis, Rural Health Network, UC Los Angeles, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Medical Group Sacramento)...
  63. Rural Environmental Health in Central/Eastern Europe
    Thomas Cook; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..It has the following goals: (1) to raise the level of understanding about agriculture and its relationship to rural health, occupational health and the environment in Central Europe, specifically to the Slovak and Czech Republics, ..
  64. NEVADA HEALTH SCIENCE INFORMATION ACCESS PROGRAM
    Nancy Rody; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..The goal of the consortium is to efficiently link Nevada's rural health care professionals to the many sources of biomedical information, so they can obtain needed information quickly ..
  65. THREE RIVERS TRIAD - PHASE III PROJECT
    JAN PITTMAN; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..network will add one small rural hospital, two urban hospitals, four clinical practice sites, (one is a rural health clinic), and a county health department...
  66. Digital Library for Idaho Rural Healthcare Professionals
    MARCIA FRANCIS; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Through the use of electronic distribution of information, rural health professionals will have convenient desktop or bedside access to full-text digitized resources to support ..
  67. HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH CENTER SUPPORT
    Stephen Shortell; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..the past four years, the Center has targeted its efforts in five main areas: 1) analysis of health manpower and rural health delivery issues, 2) planning and regulatory issues, 3) public expenditures for medical care, 4) evaluation of ..
  68. WEST VIRGINIA RURAL MANAGED CARE DEMONSTRATION CENTER
    Hilda Heady; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..to create a Rural Managed Care Demonstration Center through a statewide consortium led by its office of Rural Health. This consortium consists of an interdisciplinary team of rural health policy leaders from the state academic ..
  69. Digital Liberary Access-Rural Taylor County, Kentucky
    MICHELE DICKENS; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..urgently needed because no digital, print, or microfilm information resources are available in the hospital for rural health professionals and patients. The county does not have a degreed medical librarian...
  70. HIT for Medication Safety in Critical Access Hospitals
    Abraham Hartzema; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..and the Florida DOH Office of Rural Health. Partners have been involved in patient safety projects in CAHS for two years...
  71. MARYLAND SPECIAL POPULATIONS CANCER NETWORK
    Claudia Baquet; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Ministerial Alliance Against Cancer, UniversityCARE, the Maryland State Council on Cancer Control; the Maryland Rural Health Association; and the State Office of Rural Health...
  72. Creating Online NICU Networks to Educate, Consult & Team
    VALERIE RACHAL; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Phase to include Hattiesburg Clinic, the largest multi-specialty clinic in the state, and Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative and its 9 rural family health centers which serve medically-underserved communities...
  73. Project EXPORT
    Michael Glasser; Fiscal Year: 2006
    The Project EXPORT Center for Excellence in Rural Health seeks to recruit and train health professionals and health service and medical investigators to reduce health disparities in rural settings through research, education, and service...
  74. THE RURAL HMSA PHYSICIAN RETENTION STUDY
    Thomas Konrad; Fiscal Year: 1991
    This study's objective is to supply much needed information about and understanding of current physicians in rural health manpower shortage areas (HMSAs), with an emphasis on physicians in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC, Corps)...
  75. Reducing Health Disparities in Alabama's Black Belt
    John Higginbotham; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..partner in application to establish a Center of Excellence for Minority Health Disparities, Bioethics, and Rural Health in Alabama's Black Belt...
  76. Louisiana Rural Health Information Technology Partnershi
    PAUL SALLES; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  77. PROJECT INFORM - INFORMATION FOR RURAL MEDICINE PHASE 2
    MARY PUNG; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Henderson Library of Georgia Southern University (GSU), the Center for Rural Health and Research (CRHR) at GSU, Carl Vinson Veterans Administration Medical Center Library and twelve hospitals in ..
  78. ENHANCED INFORMATION ACCESS FOR RURAL NORTH IDAHO
    MARCIA HORNER; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..access to the information necessary to support the provision of health care services in the north Idaho rural health care environment...
  79. REPLICATION OF FOCUS ON KIDS
    Bonita Stanton; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The UMAB investigators, in collaboration with researchers at the statewide West Virginia Rural Health Education Partnerships housed at West Virginia University, are proposing a three-celled trial comparing two ..
  80. Internet Utilization for Rural Health Clinics in Indiana
    SHAWNA GIRGIS; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..integrated set of networked telecommunications and information technology tools to 20 health workers in four rural health clinics in southern Indiana, in order to improve the quality of health care services provided to residents, ..
  81. INTERNET LINKING OF NE MICHIGAN RURAL HEALTH SERVICES
    Michael Stephenson; Fiscal Year: 1999
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  82. Development of Point-of-Care Liat? Quantitative HIV Assay
    DAVID DOLINGER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..to enable minimally trained personnel the ability to perform the HIV-1 Quantitative test at a hospital, clinic, rural health center, physician's office or in the field...
  83. EHR Implementation for Continuum Care in Rural Iowa
    JOHN O BRIEN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..clinical and technical expertise as well as financial resources to make it possible for these very small rural health care organizations and their 24 affilliated primary care clinics to successfully implement a highly ..
  84. LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF RURAL PHYSICIAN RETENTION
    Donald Pathman; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..The study's aims are to: 1. describe how long primary care physicians remain in rural Health Professional Shortage Areas and non-HPSA rural settings; identify the personal, practice and community factors-..
  85. North Country Care-Net: Easy Links to Health Information
    MARTHA MCLEOD; Fiscal Year: 2003
    North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), a rural health care system in an underserved area of Northern New Hampshire with 11 member organizations, proposes a project entitled North Country Care-Net: Easy Links to Health Information...
  86. Health Info. Outreach to Rural Providers and Consumers
    Mary Flaherty; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..access to quality health-related information, the Sidney Memorial Public Library, in collaboration with the Rural Health Network of South Central New York, the Rural Health Education Network, and the George Miner Mackenzie Medical ..
  87. RAHECNET
    Patricia Rodriguez; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..These isolated rural health care providers can quickly and efficiently find information via RAHECNet to use in treating and educating ..
  88. MedConnect-Connecting Rural LA to Digital Libraries
    HELEN CARUSO; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The Delta State Rural Development Network is the recipient of an Office of Rural Health Policy grant for Better Health in the Louisiana Delta...
  89. AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN CENTRAL EUROPE
    James Merchant; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..workshop are to raise the level of awareness and understanding about agriculture and its relationship to rural health, occupational health and the environment; and to gain knowledge about related research and intervention ..
  90. WESTERN MONTANA MEDICAL LIBRARIES ACCESS NETWORK
    KIMBERLEY GRANATH; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..The ability of rural health care professionals to easily obtain health science information is an unnecessary obstacle to good care...
  91. Electronic Medical Records to Improve Patient Care & Public Health in Rural Kenya
    William Tierney; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..sub-Saharan Africa's first ambulatory electronic medical record system that served (and still serves) a rural health centre in western Kenya...