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Search For: Keyword: Research reviews

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 2014. Screening for gestational diabetes mellitus. Rockville, MD: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, multiple items.

Annotation: This web site provides the current recommendation, evidence reports, clinical summaries, consumer fact sheet, and comparative effectiveness review for screening asymptomatic pregnant women after 24 weeks for gestational diabetes mellitus.

Contact: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: (301) 427-1584 E-mail: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/contact-uspstf/ Web Site: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Gestational diabetes, Literature reviews, MCH research, Pregnant women, Screening

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Haring RC, Skye W, Battleson BL, Brings-Him-Back-Janis M, Teufel-Shone N. 2014. Teeth and heavyset kids: Intervention similarities between childhood obesity and oral health interventions within Native American societies. Journal of Indigenous Research 3(1):5, 22 pp.

Annotation: This systematic review and analysis identifies key intervention components and similarities of two prominent health disparities evident among Native and First Nations youth: obesity and oral health. Contents include historical background and information about the research methodology, data collection, and results. Topics include best practice techniques among intervention studies related to both oral health improvements and obesity prevention and treatment including the incorporation of culturally tailored activities with a focus on physical activity, family involvement in intervention planning, drinking and eating in good ways, and intervention length planning.

Contact: Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, 3000 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-3000, Telephone: (435) 797-0816 Web Site: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, American Indians, Children, Cultural sensitivity, Intervention, Literature reviews, Model programs, Obesity, Oral health, Program planning, Research

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McLanahan S, ed. 2014. Helping parents, helping children: Two-generation mechanisms. The Future of Children 24(1):1-170,

Contact: Future of Children, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Robertson Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544-1013, Telephone: (609) 258-2493 E-mail: http://www.futureofchildren.org/feedback2822/feedback.htm Web Site: http://www.futureofchildren.org Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-9857863-2-8.

Keywords: Child development, Children, Family health, Intergenerational programs, Parents, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Research reviews

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Duncan GJ, Kirkendall NJ, Citro CF, eds; National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. 2014. The National Children's Study 2014: An assessment. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 147 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a Congressionally-mandated review of the design of the National Children's Main Study. Topics include the national probability sample's overall sample size and design, the use of hospitals and birthing centers as the primary sampling unit, relative size of the prenatal and birth strata in the probability sample, the size of the supplemental convenience sample, optimal use of sibling births, use of health care providers to refer prospective participants, proposed study visit schedule with emphasis on more frequent data collection in pregnancy and early childhood, proposed approach to assess health and developmental phenotypes, and proposed approach to define and characterize health disparities. Conclusions and recommendations, including information on logistical and resource constraints, are also provided.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Longitudinal studies, MCH research, National initiatives, Research methodology, Research reviews

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Duke Evidence-based Practice Center, Effective Health Care Program. 2013. Efficacy and safety of screening for postpartum depression. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, ca. 215 pp. (Comparative effectiveness review; no. 106)

Annotation: This report describes the results of a 2004-2012 literature search that evaluated the performance of screening instruments for postpartum depression, potential benefits and harms of screening, and impact on appropriate postscreening actions. Report contents include an introduction to postpartum depression and its adverse outcomes, screening, clinical and socioeconomic factors affecting risk; chapters on the study methods and results; a discussion of the findings; and conclusions and references. Appendices provide further detail into how the study was performed.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Suite 2000, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (800) 358-9295 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the web site. Document Number: AHRQ Publication No. 13-EHC064-EF.

Keywords: Literature reviews, MCH research, Maternal mental health, Mother child relations, Postpartum depression, Research methodology, Screening

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Johns Hopkins University Evidence-Based Practice Center. 2013. Childhood obesity prevention programs: Comparative effectiveness review and meta-analysis. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, ca. 835 pp. (Comparative effectiveness review; no. 115)

Annotation: This report describes research conducted by the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) on the effectiveness of childhood obesity prevention programs by reviewing all interventional studies that aimed to improve diet, physical activity, or both and that were conducted in schools, homes, primary care clinics, childcare settings, the community, or combinations of these settings in high-income countries. Topics include optimal setting for childhood obesity prevention interventions, benefits and unwanted consequences of the study, and comparisons to what is already known. An executive summary, research protocol, slide presentation, continuing medical education activity, and summaries for clinicians and consumers (English and Spanish) are also available.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Suite 2000, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (800) 358-9295 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the web site. Document Number: AHRQ Pub. No.13-EHC081-EF.

Keywords: , Child health, Children, Obesity, Research reviews, School based programs, Weight management

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National Rural Health Association. 2013. Rural America's oral health needs. Kansas City, MO: National Rural Health Association, 8 pp.

Annotation: This policy brief presents a review of the literature on the oral health status of rural America and provides recommendations for meeting rural America’s oral health care needs. Topics include increasing access to oral health care, service reimbursement, training programs and recruitment, and research.

Contact: National Rural Health Association, 521 East 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110, Telephone: (816) 756-3140 Fax: (816) 756-3144 E-mail: mail@NRHArural.org Web Site: http://www.ruralhealthweb.org Available at no charge.

Keywords: Access to health care, Health status, Literature reviews, Needs assessment, Oral health, Policy, Reimbursement, Research, Rural environment, Rural health, Training

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Preskill H, Jones N, Tengue A. 2013. Markers that matter: Success indicators in early learning and education. [Boston, MA]: Foundation Strategy Group, 44 pp.

Annotation: This report presents a set of 48 early childhood learning indicators and 10 emerging themes that reflect the healthy development of young children (ages 0 to 8). Based on interviews with childhood experts and a review of the literature in early children learning and related fields, the report describes a set of indicators and themes that reflect a distillation of many ongoing efforts. These reflect a broad understanding of a changing field, where the health of a whole system enables the healthy development of young children; where a common language translates into enhanced communication and coordination, and where indicators can be used to understand and address inequities across racial and cultural groups. Two examples from Bremerton, Washington and Boston, Massachusetts illustrate how childhood learning indicators can help to support collaboration on behalf of better outcomes. The report is intended to encourage thinking, conversation, and action about the potential role of indicators in supporting the healthy development of young children.

Contact: Foundation Strategy Group, 500 Boylston Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02116, Telephone: (617) 357-4000 Fax: (617) 357-4007 E-mail: info@fsg.org Web Site: http://www.fsg.org Available from the web site after registration.

Keywords: Child development, Early childhood education, Literature reviews, Local initiatives, Measures, Models, Reports, Research, Young children

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Kavanaugh ML, Anderson RM. 2013. Contraception and beyond: The health benefits of services provided at family planning centers. New York, NY: Guttmacher Institute, 39 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes research on the health benefits associated with services provided at family planning facilities, whether directly related to contraceptive care or to benefits resulting from other services received during a family planning visit. Drawing on an extensive literature review conducted in 2012, the report examines the health benefits associated with delaying, planning, and spacing pregnancies; the noncontraceptive health benefits of contraceptive methods (for example, reduced cancer risk and treatment for menstrual-related symptoms and disorders); and the health benefits of receiving noncontraceptive services at Family Planning Clinics. The appendices include a list of the studies and journal articles reviewed.

Contact: Guttmacher Institute, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, Telephone: (212) 248-1111 Secondary Telephone: (800) 355-0244 Fax: (212) 248-1951; Washington, D.C. Office (202) 223-5756 E-mail: guttmacher@guttmacher.org Web Site: http://www.guttmacher.org Available from the web site.

Keywords: Clinics, Contraceptive use, Family centered services, Family planning, Health services, Literature reviews, Maternal health, Research

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McCormack L, Sheridan S, Lewis M, Boudewyns V, Melvin CL, Kistler C, Lux LJ, Cullen K, Lohr KN. 2013. Communication and dissemination strategies to facilitate the use of health-related evidence. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 520 pp. (Evidence report/technology assessment; no. 213)

Annotation: This literature review examines how to best communicate and disseminate evidence, including uncertain evidence, to inform health care decisions. The review focuses on three primary objectives, comparing the effectiveness of (1) communicating evidence in various contents and formats that increase the likelihood that target audiences will understand and use the information; (2) a variety of approaches for disseminating evidence from those who develop it as well as those who are expected to use it; and (3) various ways of communicating uncertainty-associated health-related evidence. In addition, the review compares the effectiveness of communication and dissemination strategies across target audiences, including evidence translators, health educators, patients, and clinicians.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Suite 2000, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (800) 358-9295 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website. Document Number: AHRQ Pub. no. 13(14)-E003-EF.

Keywords: Communication, Evidence, Information dissemination, Literature reviews, Quality assurance, Research

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