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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158281
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The CRCHC: Why, What, and Who
Abstract:
The CRCHC: Why, What, and Who
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2003
Author:Weinert, Clarann, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Montana State University-Bozeman
Title:Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, Bozeman, MT, 59717, USA
Contact Telephone:406.994.6036
Need: Chronic illness affects all aspects of a person's life including perceptions of stress, social support, and quality of life and, as a result, extracts emotional strain, alterations of physical functioning, and disruption of family/social roles. For those who live in rural areas, illness management and health maintenance are even greater challenges because they often must struggle in isolation to meet the challenges of dealing with chronic illness. There is a need for well-designed research on the management of chronic health conditions in rural areas conducted by qualified nurse researchers. However, those best positioned to conduct this research are most often few in number and situated in low research intensive academic environments. Providing a mechanism to pool resources across institutions and even across states is one way to build capacity for rural nursing research. The purpose of this presentation is to provide a brief overview of the Center for Research on Chronic Health Conditions in Rural Dwellers (CRCHC). Description of Undertaking: The Montana State University-Bozeman College of Nursing received funding for an exploratory center in August of 2001. The goals of the CRCHC are to: a) facilitate nursing and interdisciplinary research on the management of chronic health conditions by rural dwellers; b) enhance prerequisite research skills; c) enhance the research infrastructure; and d) disseminate scientific information to a variety of audiences. Research capacity building for the nursing faculty and the development of a strong infrastructure to –support that research is seen as the overriding objective of the CRCHC. Ultimately, it is envisioned that collaboration with interdisciplinary colleagues and with nurse scholars across the region will occur in order to better address the needs of rural populations who are living with chronic health problems. Outcomes: One of the functions of the CRCHC is to facilitate pilot studies related to chronic illness in adults and children living in rural areas. Pilot studies funded by this process contribute to the Center's long term goals. Up to three studies are funded year. The yr01 pilot projects will each be presented in this symposium. The other primary functions (research skill building, infrastructure development, and dissemination of findings) will be briefly highlighted in this presentation. Conclusions: The CRCHC builds on nursing faculty research at the MSU-Bozeman College of Nursing and is facilitating the faculty and other scientists across the state and region to develop projects aimed at the needs of rural dwellers who struggle with the challenges of long term illnesses such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, or rheumatoid diseases. The vision of collaboration with scholars beyond the Montana borders is being realized by funding a pilot project linking with the Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Center at the University of Iowa to conduct a study testing a family conference intervention on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. Linking with Oregon Health & Sciences University a combined Oregon and Montana research team has been developed to study spirituality and chronic illness in the rural areas of both states.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe CRCHC: Why, What, and Whoen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158281-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The CRCHC: Why, What, and Who </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Weinert, Clarann, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Montana State University-Bozeman</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, Bozeman, MT, 59717, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">406.994.6036</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cweinert@montana.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Need: Chronic illness affects all aspects of a person's life including perceptions of stress, social support, and quality of life and, as a result, extracts emotional strain, alterations of physical functioning, and disruption of family/social roles. For those who live in rural areas, illness management and health maintenance are even greater challenges because they often must struggle in isolation to meet the challenges of dealing with chronic illness. There is a need for well-designed research on the management of chronic health conditions in rural areas conducted by qualified nurse researchers. However, those best positioned to conduct this research are most often few in number and situated in low research intensive academic environments. Providing a mechanism to pool resources across institutions and even across states is one way to build capacity for rural nursing research. The purpose of this presentation is to provide a brief overview of the Center for Research on Chronic Health Conditions in Rural Dwellers (CRCHC). Description of Undertaking: The Montana State University-Bozeman College of Nursing received funding for an exploratory center in August of 2001. The goals of the CRCHC are to: a) facilitate nursing and interdisciplinary research on the management of chronic health conditions by rural dwellers; b) enhance prerequisite research skills; c) enhance the research infrastructure; and d) disseminate scientific information to a variety of audiences. Research capacity building for the nursing faculty and the development of a strong infrastructure to &ndash;support that research is seen as the overriding objective of the CRCHC. Ultimately, it is envisioned that collaboration with interdisciplinary colleagues and with nurse scholars across the region will occur in order to better address the needs of rural populations who are living with chronic health problems. Outcomes: One of the functions of the CRCHC is to facilitate pilot studies related to chronic illness in adults and children living in rural areas. Pilot studies funded by this process contribute to the Center's long term goals. Up to three studies are funded year. The yr01 pilot projects will each be presented in this symposium. The other primary functions (research skill building, infrastructure development, and dissemination of findings) will be briefly highlighted in this presentation. Conclusions: The CRCHC builds on nursing faculty research at the MSU-Bozeman College of Nursing and is facilitating the faculty and other scientists across the state and region to develop projects aimed at the needs of rural dwellers who struggle with the challenges of long term illnesses such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, or rheumatoid diseases. The vision of collaboration with scholars beyond the Montana borders is being realized by funding a pilot project linking with the Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Center at the University of Iowa to conduct a study testing a family conference intervention on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. Linking with Oregon Health &amp; Sciences University a combined Oregon and Montana research team has been developed to study spirituality and chronic illness in the rural areas of both states. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:41:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:41:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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