This research examined patterns of diabetic preventive care use among adults with diabetes, to determine whether these patterns varied according to respondents’ rural/urban residence or psychiatric status (i.e., the presence/absence of a mental health diagnosis). Specifically, we considered whether rural people with diabetes are less likely than urban peers to use diabetic preventive services; whether having a mental health diagnosis affects preventive service use among diabetics; and, whether rural/ urban differences in service use vary depending on the presence or absence of a mental health diagnosis.
Talbot, J. A., Ziller, E. C., Lenardson, J. D., & Hartley, D. (2014). Implications of rurality and psychiatric status for diabetic care use among adults with diabetes. (Research & Policy Brief PB-56). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center.