Rural Women's Health: Mental, Behavioral, and Physical Issues (Google eBook)

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Raymond T. Coward, Lisa A. Davis, Carol H. Gold
Springer Publishing Company, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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"Rural Women's Health" encompasses the breadth and depth of the unique physical and psychological needs facing rural women throughout the United States and Canada, and identifies positive interventions and outcomes. Raymond T. Coward, founding editor of "The Journal of Rural Health," along with five leading practitioners and researchers with contributions from over 25 educators, authors, program leaders, and researchers representing the multidisciplinary spectrum of rural health professionals, present the most comprehensive coverage on rural women's health that exists today.

Key issues covered include:
Socio-cultural stressors Policy changes Barriers to accessing mental health treatment Obesity and risk factors Behavioral risk factors Chronic diseases Exercise, nutrition, and health promotion programs Education and telehealth

This is a valuable resource for mental health service providers, gerontologists, social workers, psychologists, counselors, and primary care physicians.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Challenges and Stressors
15
2 Policy Issues Affecting the Success of a Rural Womens Health Agenda
31
3 Differences in Mental Health Indicators and Psychotropic Drug Use Between Rural and Nonrural Older Women
45
Emerging Risk Factors and Hypotheses
63
The Importance of the Preconception Physical and Mental Health Status
83
6 Mental Health Parity Still Evading Rural Women
107
7 Mental Health Care Utilization and Expenditures Among Rural Women
127
9 Behavioral Risk Factors Chronic Diseases Health Care Access and Health Status of Rural American Indian Women in Oklahoma
163
Rural and Urban Comparisons
179
11 Effects of Race and Poverty on Perceived Stress Among Rural Women
197
12 Evaluation of Nutrition Education and Exercise in a Health Promotion and Wellness Program for Older Adults
217
13 Providing Education and Health Care to Rural Communities Using Telehealth
235
Linking the Mental Behavioral and Physical Health of Rural Women
253
Index
275
Copyright

8 Understanding Mental Health Service Use Among Rural Women
147

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About the author (2005)

Raymond T. Coward, MSW, PhD, is the Raymond E. and Erin Stuart Schultz Professor and Dean of the College of Health and Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University and is a professor of health policy and administration. Dr. Coward was the founding editor of "The Journal of Rural Health "(1985-1990), now in its 20th year of publication, and is the author or editor of eight books, including several focused on rural populations.

Lisa A. Davis, MHA, is the Director of the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health, where she is responsible for the overall direction and leadership of the state office of rural health, including developing and sustaining linkages with state and national partners and expanding the office's role in enhancing the health status of rural Pennsylvanians. She is the immediate Past-President of the Pennsylvania Rural Health Association and immediate Past-Secretary of the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health's Board of Directors.

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