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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159228
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Addressing Health Disparities in Rural Appalachia
Abstract:
Addressing Health Disparities in Rural Appalachia
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Huttlinger, Kathleen, PhD, RN
Title:Director of Center for Nursing Research
Contact Address:CON, Henderson Hall, Kent, OH, 44242, USA
Co-Authors:Jennifer Schaller-Ayers, PhD, RN
The purpose of this study was to identify health care needs and services by people living in rural Appalachia Theoretical framework: The Health Belief Model was the theoretical framework that guided this study. Subjects and Method: A descriptive survey design utilizing the 27-item “Household Inventory of Health-care Services” data collection tool was used to survey a total of 1295 people, ranging in age from 26-72 years, from households representing 3,451 people. There was an almost equal number of male (44%) to female (56%) subjects. Subjects could also provide written responses as they desired and many provided anecdotal information. Subjects were recruited from attendees at Remote Area Medical Expedition (RAM) events held in 2002 and 2003 in rural Appalachia. The survey addressed perceptions of need, access and availability of health care, transportation to RAM, and ability to pay for health care. Participation was voluntary and the necessary IRB requirements were met. Most people who completed the survey indicated that it was their way to “give back something” for services they received. Results: The results of this survey were compared to baseline data collected from an earlier RAM event in 2001. The data from the 2002-2003 events were significant at the .05 level reinforcing the critical need for dental and visual health care services for adults and low-cost medical specialty services. Although many people (3/4) were covered by Medicaid or Medicare, coverage for dental and visual care was lacking. Conclusion: There is a critical need for low-cost health services that cover dental, visual and health specialists in rural Appalachia. Findings from this study can be used by legislators to increase health care services and by the community to apply for needed funding.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAddressing Health Disparities in Rural Appalachiaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159228-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Addressing Health Disparities in Rural Appalachia </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Huttlinger, Kathleen, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director of Center for Nursing Research</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">CON, Henderson Hall, Kent, OH, 44242, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jennifer Schaller-Ayers, PhD, RN </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to identify health care needs and services by people living in rural Appalachia Theoretical framework: The Health Belief Model was the theoretical framework that guided this study. Subjects and Method: A descriptive survey design utilizing the 27-item &ldquo;Household Inventory of Health-care Services&rdquo; data collection tool was used to survey a total of 1295 people, ranging in age from 26-72 years, from households representing 3,451 people. There was an almost equal number of male (44%) to female (56%) subjects. Subjects could also provide written responses as they desired and many provided anecdotal information. Subjects were recruited from attendees at Remote Area Medical Expedition (RAM) events held in 2002 and 2003 in rural Appalachia. The survey addressed perceptions of need, access and availability of health care, transportation to RAM, and ability to pay for health care. Participation was voluntary and the necessary IRB requirements were met. Most people who completed the survey indicated that it was their way to &ldquo;give back something&rdquo; for services they received. Results: The results of this survey were compared to baseline data collected from an earlier RAM event in 2001. The data from the 2002-2003 events were significant at the .05 level reinforcing the critical need for dental and visual health care services for adults and low-cost medical specialty services. Although many people (3/4) were covered by Medicaid or Medicare, coverage for dental and visual care was lacking. Conclusion: There is a critical need for low-cost health services that cover dental, visual and health specialists in rural Appalachia. Findings from this study can be used by legislators to increase health care services and by the community to apply for needed funding.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:49:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:49:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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