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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26253100/spatial-video-geonarratives-and-health-case-studies-in-post-disaster-recovery-crime-mosquito-control-and-tuberculosis-in-the-homeless
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Andrew Curtis, Jacqueline W Curtis, Eric Shook, Steve Smith, Eric Jefferis, Lauren Porter, Laura Schuch, Chaz Felix, Peter R Kerndt
BACKGROUND: A call has recently been made by the public health and medical communities to understand the neighborhood context of a patient's life in order to improve education and treatment. To do this, methods are required that can collect "contextual" characteristics while complementing the spatial analysis of more traditional data. This also needs to happen within a standardized, transferable, easy-to-implement framework. METHODS: The Spatial Video Geonarrative (SVG) is an environmentally-cued narrative where place is used to stimulate discussion about fine-scale geographic characteristics of an area and the context of their occurrence...
2015: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26190932/qualitative-gis-and-the-visualization-of-narrative-activity-space-data
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Jeremy Mennis, Michael J Mason, Yinghui Cao
Qualitative activity space data, i.e. qualitative data associated with the routine locations and activities of individuals, are recognized as increasingly useful by researchers in the social and health sciences for investigating the influence of environment on human behavior. However, there has been little research on techniques for exploring qualitative activity space data. This research illustrates the theoretical principles of combining qualitative and quantitative data and methodologies within the context of GIS, using visualization as the means of inquiry...
2013: International Journal of Geographical Information Science: IJGIS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26184704/mapping-the-urban-asthma-experience-using-qualitative-gis-to-understand-contextual-factors-affecting-asthma-control
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Shimrit Keddem, Frances K Barg, Karen Glanz, Tara Jackson, Sarah Green, Maureen George
Asthma is complex and connected to a number of factors including access to healthcare, crime and violence, and environmental triggers. A mixed method approach was used to examine the experiences of urban people with asthma in controlling their asthma symptoms. The study started with an initial phase of qualitative interviews in West Philadelphia, a primarily poor African American community. Data from qualitative, semi-structured interviews indicated that stress, environmental irritants, and environmental allergens were the most salient triggers of asthma...
September 2015: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26183702/a-comparative-analysis-of-potential-spatio-temporal-access-to-palliative-care-services-in-two-canadian-provinces
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Nadine Schuurman, Ofer Amram, Valorie A Crooks, Rory Johnston, Allison Williams
BACKGROUND: Access to health services such as palliative care is determined not only by health policy but a number of legacies linked to geography and settlement patterns. We use GIS to calculate potential spatio-temporal access to palliative care services. In addition, we combine qualitative data with spatial analysis to develop a unique mixed-methods approach. METHODS: Inpatient health care facilities with dedicated palliative care beds were sampled in two Canadian provinces: Newfoundland and Saskatchewan...
2015: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24736036/built-environment-and-physical-activity-in-new-zealand-adolescents-a-protocol-for-a-cross-sectional-study
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Erica A Hinckson, Scott Duncan, Melody Oliver, Suzanne Mavoa, Ester Cerin, Hannah Badland, Tom Stewart, Vivienne Ivory, Julia McPhee, Grant Schofield
INTRODUCTION: Built-environment interventions have the potential to provide population-wide effects and the means for a sustained effect on behaviour change. Population-wide effects for adult physical activity have been shown with selected built environment attributes; however, the association between the built environment and adolescent health behaviours is less clear. This New Zealand study is part of an international project across 10 countries (International Physical Activity and the Environment Network-adolescents) that aims to characterise the links between built environment and adolescent health outcomes...
2014: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24716473/a-random-spatial-sampling-method-in-a-rural-developing-nation
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Michelle C Kondo, Kent D W Bream, Frances K Barg, Charles C Branas
BACKGROUND: Nonrandom sampling of populations in developing nations has limitations and can inaccurately estimate health phenomena, especially among hard-to-reach populations such as rural residents. However, random sampling of rural populations in developing nations can be challenged by incomplete enumeration of the base population. METHODS: We describe a stratified random sampling method using geographical information system (GIS) software and global positioning system (GPS) technology for application in a health survey in a rural region of Guatemala, as well as a qualitative study of the enumeration process...
2014: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24193313/territorial-vulnerability-evaluation-in-tiber-watershed
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V G Mennella, P Borghi, E Macellari, P R Porceddu
By now it has become a widespread, consistent practice in the European Union to consider very carefully and to regard as fundamental the basic needs of man, such as health and safety, in relation to all productive activities which may be regarded as a possible source of environmental deterioration. At the national legislative level, factors and elements regarding the environment (water, atmosphere, soil, subsoil, landscape, etc.) have been pointed out which require the state of quality to be characterised and vulnerability to the pressures caused by man's activities to be evaluated...
June 1996: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23305074/a-systematic-review-of-the-application-and-utility-of-geographical-information-systems-for-exploring-disease-disease-relationships-in-paediatric-global-health-research-the-case-of-anaemia-and-malaria
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REVIEW
Ashley Mariko Aimone, Nandita Perumal, Donald C Cole
Malaria and anaemia are important health problems among children globally. Iron deficiency anaemia may offer protection against malaria infection and iron supplementation may increase the risk of malaria-related hospitalization and mortality. The nature and mechanism of these relationships, however, remain largely unresolved, resulting in concern and uncertainty around policies for non-selective iron supplementation in malaria endemic areas. Use of geographical information systems (GIS) to investigate this disease-disease interaction could contribute important new information for developing safe and effective anaemia and malaria interventions...
2013: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23167050/does-one-medical-school-s-admission-policy-help-a-rural-state-grow-their-own-physicians
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Philip B Mason, Jeralynn S Cossman
CONTEXT: The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC) has been the only medical school in the state since its inception in 1955 (until the 2008 establishment of the William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine, yet to graduate its first class). Recruiting out-of-state physicians is difficult in Mississippi, and stakeholders frequently talk of "growing our own" physicians, especially challenging with a single public medical school. PURPOSE: This study investigates: (1) the proportion of a recent (1990-1999) cohort of UMC graduates practicing in Mississippi, (2) the proportion of all practicing Mississippi physicians who are UMC grads, (3) whether UMC graduates are more likely to practice in rural, small towns, or geographically isolated areas than other physicians, and (4) whether UMC graduates are more likely to recommend Mississippi as a practice location to new medical school graduates...
September 2012: Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23166537/alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency-pi-z-and-pi-s-gene-frequency-distribution-using-on-maps-of-the-world-by-an-inverse-distance-weighting-idw-multivariate-interpolation-method
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Ignacio Blanco, Frederick J de Serres, Victoriano Cárcaba, Beatríz Lara, Enrique Fernández-Bustillo
UNLABELLED: 1. BACKGROUND: Currently, there is a remarkable lack of genetic epidemiological studies on alpha 1-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency in about half of the 193 countries of the World. This fact impedes the establishment of a true prevalence pattern of this deleterious hereditary disorder in extensive regions of human population. 2. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to generate detailed maps of the frequency distribution of the two most frequent AAT deficiency alleles (i...
October 2012: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23057367/using-geographical-information-systems-to-analyse-accessibility-to-health-services-in-the-west-bank-occupied-palestinian-territory
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L Eklund, U Mårtensson
Accessibility to adequate health services is a basic human right. Israeli road blocks and checkpoints inhibit access to health care for the Palestinian population. While other studies have dealt with the impact of the barriers, few are based on actual measurements of transport times between locations. Geographical information systems (GIS) and network analysis were used to generate different estimations of accessibility based on the existing road network and transport barriers. The population negatively affected were mainly people living outside urban centres and in governorates with no general hospital...
August 2012: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22886284/how-big-is-my-neighborhood-individual-and-contextual-effects-on-perceptions-of-neighborhood-scale
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Claudia J Coulton, M Zane Jennings, Tsui Chan
Neighborhood is a social and geographic concept that plays an increasingly important role in research and practice that address disparities in health and well-being of populations. However, most studies of neighborhoods, as well as community initiatives geared toward neighborhood improvement, make simplifying assumptions about boundaries, often relying on census geography to operationalize the neighborhood units. This study used geographic information system (GIS) tools to gather and analyze neighborhood maps drawn by residents of low-income communities in 10 cities...
March 2013: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22726457/the-association-between-travel-time-to-health-facilities-and-childhood-vaccine-coverage-in-rural-ethiopia-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study
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Yemisrach B Okwaraji, Kim Mulholland, Joanna R M Armstrong Schellenberg, Gashaw Andarge, Mengesha Admassu, Karen M Edmond
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined associations between access to health care and childhood vaccine coverage in remote communities that lack motorised transport. This study assessed whether travel time to health facilities was associated with childhood vaccine coverage in a remote area of Ethiopia. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study using data from 775 children aged 12-59 months who participated in a household survey between January -July 2010 in Dabat district, north-western Ethiopia...
2012: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22172184/gis-walking-maps-to-promote-physical-activity-in-low-income-public-housing-communities-a-qualitative-examination
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Lorna H McNeill, Karen Emmons
INTRODUCTION: Walking is the most commonly reported leisure-time activity. Members of racial/ethnic minority groups and people of low socioeconomic status disproportionately live in urban environments that are perceived to be unsafe, thereby reducing opportunities for engaging in walking. We examined the use of walking maps for increasing physical activity (PA) among low-income residents of public housing sites in Boston, Massachusetts. METHODS: PA facilities, local businesses, and destinations in a walkable half-mile radius of the housing community were identified and plotted on maps by using geographic information systems technology...
2012: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21684793/the-socio-spatial-neighborhood-estimation-method-an-approach-to-operationalizing-the-neighborhood-concept
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Malcolm P Cutchin, Karl Eschbach, Christine A Mair, Hyunsu Ju, James S Goodwin
The literature on neighborhoods and health highlights the difficulty of operationalizing "neighborhood" in a conceptually and empirically valid manner. Most studies, however, continue to define neighborhoods using less theoretically relevant boundaries, risking erroneous inferences from poor measurement. We review an innovative methodology to address this problem, called the socio-spatial neighborhood estimation method (SNEM). To estimate neighborhood boundaries, researchers used a theoretically informed combination of qualitative GIS and on-the-ground observations in Texas City, Texas...
September 2011: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21339846/caring-for-active-duty-military-personnel-in-the-civilian-sector
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Howard Waitzkin, Marylou Noble
Due to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the unmet medical and psychological needs of military personnel are creating major challenges. Increasingly, active duty military personnel are seeking physical and mental health services from civilian professionals. The Civilian Medical Resources Network attempts to address these unmet needs. Participants in the Network include primary care and mental health practitioners in all regions of the country. Network professionals provide independent assessments, clinical interventions in acute situations, and documentation that assists GIs in obtaining reassignment or discharge...
March 1, 2009: Social Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21083910/nitrogen-dioxide-concentrations-in-neighborhoods-adjacent-to-a-commercial-airport-a-land-use-regression-modeling-study
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Gary Adamkiewicz, Hsiao-Hsien Hsu, Jose Vallarino, Steven J Melly, John D Spengler, Jonathan I Levy
BACKGROUND: There is growing concern in communities surrounding airports regarding the contribution of various emission sources (such as aircraft and ground support equipment) to nearby ambient concentrations. We used extensive monitoring of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in neighborhoods surrounding T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, RI, and land-use regression (LUR) modeling techniques to determine the impact of proximity to the airport and local traffic on these concentrations. METHODS: Palmes diffusion tube samplers were deployed along the airport's fence line and within surrounding neighborhoods for one to two weeks...
2010: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20619948/conflict-and-human-african-trypanosomiasis
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Lea Berrang-Ford, Jamie Lundine, Sebastien Breau
Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) has reemerged in sub-Saharan Africa as a disease of major public health importance. The success of HAT elimination in sub-Saharan Africa is subject to the feasibility of controlling, eliminating, or mitigating the determinants of incidence in affected countries. Conflict has been widely recognized and cited as a contributing factor to the resurgence of HAT in many countries, as well as to continuing HAT incidence in politically unstable and resource-poor regions. Despite extensive anecdotal and qualitative recognition of the role of conflict, there has been no quantitative research of this topic at the population level in affected African countries...
February 2011: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20553605/if-you-build-it-they-still-may-not-come-outcomes-and-process-of-implementing-a-community-based-integrated-knowledge-translation-mapping-innovation
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S Michelle Driedger, Anita Kothari, Ian D Graham, Elizabeth Cooper, Eric J Crighton, Melanie Zahab, Jason Morrison, Michael Sawada
BACKGROUND: Maps and mapping tools through geographic information systems (GIS) are highly valuable for turning data into useful information that can help inform decision-making and knowledge translation (KT) activities. However, there are several challenges involved in incorporating GIS applications into the decision-making process. We highlight the challenges and opportunities encountered in implementing a mapping innovation as a KT strategy within the non-profit (public) health sector, reflecting on the processes and outcomes related to our KT innovations...
2010: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20461613/using-geographic-information-systems-to-promote-community-involvement-in-comprehensive-cancer-control
#20
Roxanne Parrott, Julie E Volkman, Eugene Lengerich, Christie B Ghetian, Amy E Chadwick, Suellen Hopfer
Geographic information systems (GIS) for cancer control present an innovative approach to health communication for comprehensive cancer control (CCC) planning. The ability to spatially depict multivariate views of cancer incidence, treatment site locations, transportation routes, and even environmental exposures within a map represents opportunities to involve communities in novel ways with cancer control. Communities may be involved strategically and/or as a goal in planning efforts. The experiences and perceptions of a near census of U...
April 2010: Health Communication
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