Online Program

Rural Aging Issues

Monday, November 4, 2013: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Older adults in rural area face specific challenges in disease management and health care. This session includes the following studies to address rural disparities in aging-related issues.
Session Objectives: 1. To describe, compare, and contrast five common measures of rurality in US counties, overall and by region; demonstrate how the population prevalence of depression varies rurality, and how the inferences about the association between rurality and depression depends upon rurality measurement. 2. To compare the health needs of Alaskan seniors to those in the continental US. 3. To assess environmental health awareness in older adults in Southern Illinois based on their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. 4. To assess quality of care, utilization outcomes, and cost-effectiveness.
SangNam Ahn, PhD, MPSA

Factors associated with successful completion of chronic disease self-management program (CDSMP) among Asian participants   
SangNam Ahn, PhD, MPSA, Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, Jinmyoung Cho, PhD, Luohua Jiang and Marcia Ory, PhD, MPH
Challenges and barriers to preventive behaviors in Alaskan older adults: Evidence from a national survey   
Steven A. Cohen, DrPH, MPH, Kenneth K. H. Chui, PhD, MS/MPH and Caroline Orr, M.A., M.S.
Using tele-health to affect cardiovascular outcomes in rural areas: The case of southern appalachia - final results   
Brian C. Martin, PhD, MBA, Amal Khoury, PhD, MPH, Xuefeng Liu, PhD, Selina Clark, MPH and Cara Wicks, BS
Environmental health perceptions among older adults in rural communities   
Elaine T. Jurkowski, MSW, PhD, Dhitinut Ratnapradipa, M.P.H., Ph.D., Gholum Makhdoom, M.P.H. Candidate and Mary Helen Hogue, MSW

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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