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We assessed how commonly people in the rural South perceive racial barriers to care, the characteristics of the people among whom this perception is most common and whether this perception is associated with satisfaction with and use of health services. We analyzed telephone survey data collected in 2002-3, using weighted statistical techniques and(More)
Research needs are many in the current health care environment. In this article, we describe a novel method developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice Center Program for prioritizing areas for future research. Using a recent- ly published systematic review as a foundation, investigators worked with a diverse(More)
BACKGROUND Although prayer and other spiritual practices are common among residents of the rural south, the use of faith-based healers (FBH), or healers who use prayer as their primary healing modality, has not been explored in this population. METHODS Secondary data analysis from a random digit dialing telephone survey of rural adults in eight southern(More)
BACKGROUND Depression concomitant with chronic medical conditions is common and burdensome in primary care. OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of practice-based interventions for improving depression and chronic medical outcomes. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE, Embase, the Cochrane Library, CINAHL, and PsycINFO from inception to June 11, 2012. STUDY(More)
Reconnecting Youth (RY) is a school-based drug prevention program designed to address academic, substance use and mood management goals among youth at risk of dropping out of high school. This paper presents the organizational factors and RY program characteristics that either promoted or hindered the implementation of the program during a randomized(More)
This article provides conceptual and theoretical guidance on approaches to enhance recruiting and retaining diverse populations in dementia research by using a sociocultural perspective and constructivist approach. Informed by this conceptual and theoretical guidance, the article also discusses some of the major barriers to recruitment with ideas on how to(More)
Risk factors for pulmonary embolism (PE) have been identified among populations in Western countries but have not been well characterized in Japan. A hospital-based case-control design employed cases with PE, which diagnosed by standard imaging techniques; controls were individuals drawn by systematic random sampling from the hospital admission register. A(More)
The Southern Rural Access Program (SRAP) evaluation team used program logic models to clarify grantees' activities, objectives, and timelines. This information was used to benchmark data from grantees' progress reports to assess the program's successes. This article presents a brief background on the use of program logic models--essentially charts or(More)
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