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A Test of Feasibility and Acceptability of Online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Women and Men at Risk for High Stress: Pilot Study

A Test of Feasibility and Acceptability of Online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Women and Men at Risk for High Stress: Pilot Study

Appalachia is a medically underserved region, and residents earn very low income, with many residing in economically distressed counties where the median income is 80% of the average US income.

Jennifer M Jabson Tree, Joanne Gayle Patterson

JMIR Ment Health 2019;6(8):e15048


Analysis of Benzodiazepine Prescription Practices in Elderly Appalachians with Dementia via the Appalachian Informatics Platform: Longitudinal Study

Analysis of Benzodiazepine Prescription Practices in Elderly Appalachians with Dementia via the Appalachian Informatics Platform: Longitudinal Study

Associated contributory factors to dementia, such as excessive prescription of medications (eg, benzodiazepines [BZD]), poor rates of health screening, and high illiteracy, have also been found to be highly prevalent in West Virginia and the rest of the Appalachia

Niharika Bhardwaj, Alfred A Cecchetti, Usha Murughiyan, Shirley Neitch

JMIR Med Inform 2020;8(8):e18389


Fueling Clinical and Translational Research in Appalachia: Informatics Platform Approach

Fueling Clinical and Translational Research in Appalachia: Informatics Platform Approach

IntroductionBackground: Unique Challenges in AppalachiaWith regard to health care, Appalachia with its predominantly rural communities is known to have one of the worst outcomes in the United States [1].

Alfred A Cecchetti, Niharika Bhardwaj, Usha Murughiyan, Gouthami Kothakapu, Uma Sundaram

JMIR Med Inform 2020;8(10):e17962


Role of the Internet in Solving the Last Mile Problem in Medicine

Role of the Internet in Solving the Last Mile Problem in Medicine

New cancer hotspots began to emerge across the country nestled within the hollers of Appalachia, the bayous of the Mississippi Delta, and the vast geographic territories covered by Native American tribal lands [2,3].

Bradford William Hesse

J Med Internet Res 2019;21(10):e16385


Use of Physical Activity Monitoring Devices by Families in Rural Communities: Qualitative Approach

Use of Physical Activity Monitoring Devices by Families in Rural Communities: Qualitative Approach

rural communities influences their attitude toward physical activity, and (3) what factors influence the participation in physical activity among families in rural communities.MethodsStudy DesignThe study was conducted during 2014 in a small town in rural Appalachia

Iryna Sharaievska, Rebecca A Battista, Jennifer Zwetsloot

JMIR Pediatr Parent 2019;2(1):e10658


An Interactive, Mobile-Based Tool for Personal Social Network Data Collection and Visualization Among a Geographically Isolated and Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Population: Early-Stage Feasibility Study With Qualitative User Feedback

An Interactive, Mobile-Based Tool for Personal Social Network Data Collection and Visualization Among a Geographically Isolated and Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Population: Early-Stage Feasibility Study With Qualitative User Feedback

Outcomes of interest for implementation in this study include: (1) can OpenEddi be used to collect data for a network study in rural Appalachia?; (2) are there any specific resources needed to implement OpenEddi in this setting?

Katherine S Eddens, Jesse M Fagan, Tom Collins

JMIR Res Protoc 2017;6(6):e124


Access to Electronic Personal Health Records Among Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Secondary Data Analysis

Access to Electronic Personal Health Records Among Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Secondary Data Analysis

Efforts were made to oversample minority populations and those living in central Appalachia. The final number of respondents for this survey cycle was 3677 (response rate=34.4%).

Alexandra J Greenberg, Angela L Falisi, Lila J Finney Rutten, Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou, Vaishali Patel, Richard P Moser, Bradford W Hesse

J Med Internet Res 2017;19(6):e188


Preferences for Health Information Technologies Among US Adults: Analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey

Preferences for Health Information Technologies Among US Adults: Analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey

This was then grouped into 3 specific sampling strata: (1) high concentrations of minority populations; (2) low concentrations of minority populations; and (3) counties in Central Appalachia (regardless of minority populations) [35].

Onur Asan, Farion Cooper II, Sneha Nagavally, Rebekah J Walker, Joni S Williams, Mukoso N Ozieh, Leonard E Egede

J Med Internet Res 2018;20(10):e277


Evaluation of an Occupational Exercise Training Program for Firefighters: Mixed Methods Pilot Study

Evaluation of an Occupational Exercise Training Program for Firefighters: Mixed Methods Pilot Study

This project was implemented in a relatively urban setting within Appalachia, and because the individualized exercise programs were implemented by students as part of their coursework, this personal training was free to the firefighters.

Miriam Leary, James Thomas, Ryan Hayes, Lori Sherlock

JMIR Form Res 2020;4(9):e17835