Kathryn Rost, PhD

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Completed Projects - (5)

  • Community-Level Risk Factors for Depression Hospitalizations
    In this exploratory analysis, we examined the association between depression hospitalization rates and community-level socio-demographic, economic, and health care system characteristics.
    Research center: WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
    Topic: Mental health
  • Differential Effectiveness of Enhanced Depression Treatment for Rural and Urban Primary Care Patients
    This project will explore whether rural populations achieve outcomes with depression treatment quality intervention comparable to their urban counterparts, and whether any outcome differences are explained by treatment mediators (e.g., evidence-based care) or psychosocial mediators (e.g., stressful life events and social support). Findings from this study can be used to refine interventions before they are disseminated to rural delivery systems.
    Research center: WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
    Topic: Mental health
  • Distance Learning in Depression for Rural Primary Care Providers
    This project will develop effective distance learning methods to train rural PCPs in integrated care models for depression using computer based training as an approach to improving mental health outcomes in rural areas.
    Research center: WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
    Topics: Mental health, Technology
  • Informing Primary Care Depression Intervention: A Comparison of Hospitalization Rates in Depressed Rural and Urban Patients
    The goal in this research was to examine whether or not there is a differential impact of enhanced depression care on patient outcomes in rural versus urban primary care settings and whether differences are mediated by receiving evidence-based care (pharmacotherapy and specialty care counseling).
    Research center: WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
    Topics: Mental health, Physicians
  • Preventing Hospitalization in Depressed Rural Patients
    This project will explore whether depressed rural patients are more likely than their urban counterparts to be hospitalized for depression and other health reasons over the course of two years; explore whether any current rural-urban hospitalization differences are reduced in models which control for previous intensive outpatient specialty care utilization; and explore rural-urban differences in the prevalence and consequences of administrative constraints on intensive outpatient specialty care use.
    Research center: WICHE Center for Rural Mental Health Research
    Topic: Mental health

Publications - (5)