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Older adults' perceived physical activity enablers and barriers: a multicultural perspective.
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Findings suggest several ways to promote PA among older people, including developing exercise programs designed for older adults and health messages promoting existing places and programs older adults can use to engage in PA. Expand
Rural-urban differences in depression prevalence: implications for family medicine.
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The prevalence of depression is slightly but significantly higher in residents of rural areas compared to urban areas, possibly due to differing population characteristics. Expand
Access to Health Care and Hospitalization for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions
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Independent of prevalence, propensity to seek care, disease burden, and physician supply, better access was associated with lower ACSH rates, providing support for the ACSH indicator. Expand
Effects of residence and race on burden of travel for care: cross sectional analysis of the 2001 US National Household Travel Survey
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Rural residents and African Americans experience higher travel burdens than urban residents or whites when seeking medical/dental care, and this study quantifies geographic and race-based differences in distance traveled and time spent in travel for medical/Dental care. Expand
Attitudes about aging well among a diverse group of older Americans: implications for promoting cognitive health.
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Important themes that emerged about aging well for all racial/ethnic groups were as follows: living to advanced age, having good physical health, having a positive mental outlook, being cognitively alert, and being socially involved. Expand
Providing shelter to nursing home evacuees in disasters: lessons from Hurricane Katrina.
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Nursing homes should develop and practice procedures to shelter and provide long-term access to mental health services following a disaster and be classified in an emergency priority category similar to hospitals. Expand
New Methods for Analyzing Active Life Expectancy
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The authors develop a discrete-time Markov chain model of functional status dynamics that accommodates these features of the data and present maximum-likelihood estimates of the model. Expand
Race, Ethnicity and Hospitalization for Six Chronic Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions in the USA
TLDR
African Americans and Hispanics have high preventable hospitalization rates for major chronic conditions, even after disease prevalence and underlying hospital utilization patterns are considered, which are particularly high for asthma, diabetes and hypertension. Expand
More may be better: evidence of a negative relationship between physician supply and hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions.
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Physician supply is positively associated with the overall performance of the primary health care system in a large sample of urban counties of the United States. Expand
Association between community health center and rural health clinic presence and county-level hospitalization rates for ambulatory care sensitive conditions: an analysis across eight US states
TLDR
The results suggest that CHCs and RHCs may play a useful role in providing access to primary health care, as measured by county-level rates of hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive (ACS) conditions. Expand
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