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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Higashi RT, Craddock Lee SJ, Leonard T
Multiple comorbidities and interest in research participation among clients of a nonprofit food distribution site.
The researchers sought to better understand the health needs of a nonclinical population to inform future research and interventions. Their analysis of focus group findings led them to conclude that Crossroads Community Services clients represent a high-need, under-reached population willing to engage in health-related research that affords them opportunity to connect with peers in group settings and obtain information to improve management of daily life challenges.
Citation: Higashi RT, Craddock Lee SJ, Leonard T . Multiple comorbidities and interest in research participation among clients of a nonprofit food distribution site. Clin Transl Sci 2015 Oct;8(5):584-90. doi: 10.1111/cts.12325.
Keywords: Nutrition, Racial / Ethnic Minorities, Disparities, Low-Income, Vulnerable Populations
Allgood KL, Rauscher GH, Whitman S
Validating self-reported mammography use in vulnerable communities: findings and recommendations.
The researchers examined the potential extent of overreporting of mammography use in low-income African-American and Latina women, and whether self-report inaccuracies might bias estimated associations between patient characteristics and mammography use. They found that although 73% of women self-reported a mammogram in the last 2 years, only 44% of self-reports were documented. Overreporting of mammography use was observed for all ethnic groups studied.
Citation: Allgood KL, Rauscher GH, Whitman S . Validating self-reported mammography use in vulnerable communities: findings and recommendations. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2014 Aug;23(8):1649-58. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.epi-13-1253.
Keywords: Healthcare Utilization, Mammogram, Racial / Ethnic Minorities, Vulnerable Populations, Low-Income, Urban Health, Women
Moy E, Freeman W
AHRQ Author: Moy E, Freeman W
Federal investments to eliminate racial/ethnic health-care disparities.
The authors presented a model that describes the relationships among social disadvantage, health-care disparities, and health disparities. They proposed that increasing the diversity of the public health and health-care workforces is an efficient strategy for reducing disparities because it impacts both access to care and patient-provider communication.
Citation: Moy E, Freeman W . Federal investments to eliminate racial/ethnic health-care disparities. Public Health Rep 2014 Jan-Feb;129 Suppl 2:62-70. doi: 10.1177/00333549141291s212.
Keywords: Access to Care, Disparities, Racial / Ethnic Minorities, Social Determinants of Health, Vulnerable Populations