Aaronson, N.K., Ahmedzai, S., Bergman, B., Bullinger, M., Cull, A., Duez, N.J., … Takeda, F. (1993). The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer QLQ-C30: A quality-of-life instrument for use in international clinical trials in oncology. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 85, 365-376.
Andrykowski, M.A., & Burris, J.L. (2010). Use of formal and informal mental health resources by cancer survivors: Differences between rural and nonrural survivors and a preliminary test of the theory of planned behavior. Psycho-Oncology, 19, 1148-1155. doi:10.1002/pon.1669
Ashing-Giwa, K.T. (2005). The Contextual Model of HRQOL: A paradigm for expanding the HRQOL framework. Quality of Life Research, 14, 297-307.
Aziz, N.M., & Rowland, J.H. (2003). Trends and advances in cancer survivorship research: Challenge and opportunity. Seminars in Radiation Oncology, 13, 248-266. doi:10.1016/S1053-4296(03)00024-9
Beck, S.L., Towsley, G.L., Caserta, M.S., Lindau, K., & Dudley, W.N. (2009). Symptom experiences and quality of life of rural and urban older adult cancer survivors. Cancer Nursing, 32, 359-369.
Bettencourt, B.A., Molix, L., Talley, A.E., & Westgate, S. (2007). Satisfaction with health care, psychological adjustment, and community esteem among breast cancer survivors. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 25(2), 59-75.
Bettencourt, B.A., Schlegel, R.J., Talley, A.E., & Molix, L.A. (2007). The breast cancer experience of rural women: A literature review. Psycho-Oncology, 16, 875-887. doi:10.1002/pon.1235
Clayton, M.F., Mishel, M.H., & Belyea, M. (2006). Testing a model of symptoms, communication, uncertainty, and well-being, in older breast cancer survivors. Research in Nursing and Health, 29, 18-39.
Cohen, J. (1988). Statistical power analysis for the behavioral sciences (2nd ed.). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Cudney, S., Sullivan, T., Winters, C.A., Paul, L., & Oriet, P. (2005). Chronically ill rural women: Self-identified management problems and solutions. Chronic Illness, 1(1), 49-60.
Curbow, B., & Somerfield, M. (1991). Use of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale with adult cancer patients. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 9, 113-131. doi:10.1300/J077v09n02_08
Damodar, G., Smitha, T., Gopinath, S., Vijayakumar, S., & Rao, Y.A. (2013). Assessment of quality of life in breast cancer patients at a tertiary care hospital. Archives of Pharmacy Practice, 4, 15.
Deimling, G.T., Kahana, B., Bowman, K.F., & Schaefer, M.L. (2002). Cancer survivorship and psychological distress in later life. Psycho-Oncology, 11, 479-494.
Dirksen, S.R. (2000). Predicting well-being among breast cancer survivors. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 32, 937-943.
Eberhardt, M.S., & Pamuk, E.R. (2004). The importance of place of residence: Examining health in rural and nonrural areas. American Journal of Public Health, 94, 1682-1686.
Evans, D.R., Thompson, A.B., Browne, G.B., Barr, R.M., & Barton, W.B. (1993). Factors associated with the psychological well-being of adults with acute leukemia in remission. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 49, 153-160.
Fassio, O., Rollero, C., & De Piccoli, N. (2012). Health, quality of life and population density: A preliminary study on "contextualized" quality of life. Social Indicators Research, 110, 479-488. doi:10.1007/s11205-011-9940-4
Foster, C., Wright, D., Hill, H., Hopkinson, J., & Roffe, L. (2009). Psychosocial implications of living 5 years or more following a cancer diagnosis: A systematic review of the research evidence. European Journal of Cancer Care, 18, 223-247.
Gamm, L.D., Hutchison, L.L., Dabney, B.J., & Dorsey, A.M. (Eds.). (2003). Rural healthy people 2010: A companion document to Healthy People 2010. (Vol. 2). College Station, TX: Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, School of Rural Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center.
Giles, L.C., Glonek, G.F., Luszcz, M.A., & Andrews, G.R. (2005). Effect of social networks on 10 year survival in very old Australians: The Australian longitudinal study of aging. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 59, 574-579. doi:10.1136/jech.2004.025429
Hoffman, K.E., McCarthy, E.P., Recklitis, C.J., & Ng, A.K. (2009). Psychological distress in long-term survivors of adult-onset cancer: Results from a national survey. Archives of Internal Medicine, 169, 1274-1281. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2009.179
John, L.D. (2010). Self-care strategies used by patients with lung cancer to promote quality of life. Oncology Nursing Forum, 37, 339-347.
Kagawa-Singer, M. (2000). Improving the validity and generalizability of studies with underserved U.S. populations: Expanding the research paradigm. Annals of Epidemiology, 10(8, Suppl.), S92-S103.
Kelly, S.E. (2003). Bioethics and rural health: Theorizing place, space, and subjects. Social Science and Medicine, 56, 2277-2288.
King, C.R., Haberman, M., Berry, D.L., Bush, N., Butler, L., Hassey-Dow, K., … Underwood, S. (1997). Quality of life and the cancer experience: The state-of-the-knowledge. Oncology Nursing Forum, 24, 27-41.
Leipert, B.D., & George, J.A. (2008). Determinants of rural women's health: A qualitative study in Southwest Ontario. Journal of Rural Health, 24, 210-218.
Leipert, B.D., & Reutter, L. (2005). Developing resilience: How women maintain their health in northern geographically isolated settings. Qualitative Health Research, 15(1), 49-65. doi:10.1177/1049732304269671
Mah, K., Bezjak, A., Loblaw, D.A., Gotowiec, A., & Devins, G.M. (2011). Do ongoing lifestyle disruptions differ across cancer types after the conclusion of cancer treatment? Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 5, 18-26. doi:10.1007/s11764-010-0163-5
Miles, A., Proescholdbell, R.J., & Puffer, E. (2011). Explaining rural/non-rural disparities in physical health-related quality of life: A study of United Methodist clergy in North Carolina. Quality of Life Research, 20, 807-815. doi:10.1007/s11136-010-9817-z
Overcash, J.A. (2004). Using narrative research to understand the quality of life of older women with breast cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 31, 1153-1159.
Pedro, L.W. (2001). Quality of life for long-term survivors of cancer: Influencing variables. Cancer Nursing, 24, 1-11.
Pedro, L.W. (2010). Theory derivation: Adaptation of a contextual model of health related quality of life to rural cancer survivors. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 10, 80-95.
Puskar, K.R., Bernardo, L.M., Ren, D., Haley, T.M., Tark, K.H., Switala, J., & Siemon, L. (2010). Self-esteem and optimism in rural youth: Gender differences. Contemporary Nurse, 34, 190-198. doi:10.5172/conu.2010.34.2.190
Reid-Arndt, S.A., & Cox, C.R. (2010). Does rurality affect quality of life following treatment for breast cancer? Journal of Rural Health, 26, 402-405. doi:10.1111/j.1748-0361.2010.00295.x
Rosenberg, M. (1989). Society and the adolescent self-image (Rev. ed.). Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.
Schroevers, M.J., Helgeson, V.S., Sanderman, R., & Ranchor, A.V. (2010). Type of social support matters for prediction of posttraumatic growth among cancer survivors. Psycho-Oncology, 19, 46-53.
Singh, G.K. (2012). Rural-urban trends and patterns in cervical cancer mortality, incidence, stage, and survival in the United States, 1950-2008. Journal of Community Health, 37, 217-223.
Singh, G.K., Williams, S.D., Siahpush, M., & Mulhollen, A. (2011). Socioeconomic, rural-urban, and racial inequalities in U.S. cancer mortality: Part I—All cancers and lung cancer and Part II—Colorectal, prostate, breast, and cervical cancers. Journal of Cancer Epidemiology, 2011, 107497. doi:10.1155/2011/107497
Strasser, R. (2003). Rural health around the world: Challenges and solutions. Family Practice, 20, 457-463.
U.S. Census Bureau. (2010). Census 2000 summary file 1 (matrix P1). Washington, DC: Author.
Vanderboom, C.P., & Madigan, E.A. (2007). Federal definitions of rurality and the impact on nursing research. Research in Nursing and Health, 30, 175-184. doi:10.1002/nur.20194
Wallace, A.E., Lee, R., Mackenzie, T.A., West, A.N., Wright, S., Booth, B.M., … Weeks, W.B. (2010). A longitudinal analysis of rural and urban veterans' health-related quality of life. Journal of Rural Health, 26, 156-163. doi:10.1111/j.1748-0361.2010.00277.x
Weaver, K.E., Geiger, A.M., Lu, L., & Case, L.D. (2013). Rural-urban disparities in health status among US cancer survivors. Cancer, 119, 1050-1057. doi:10.1002/cncr.27840
Weeks, W.B., Kazis, L.E., Shen, Y., Cong, Z., Ren, X.S., Miller, D., … Perlin, J.B. (2004). Differences in health-related quality of life in rural and urban veterans. American Journal of Public Health, 94, 1762-1767.
Weeks, W.B., Wallace, A.E., Wang, S., Lee, A., & Kazis, L.E. (2006). Rural-urban disparities in health-related quality of life within disease categories of veterans. Journal of Rural Health, 22, 204-211.
Weinert, C. (2003). Measuring social support: PRQ 2000. In O.L. Strickland & C. DiIorio (Eds.), Measurement of nursing outcomes (Vol. 3, pp. 161-172). New York, NY: Springer.
Weinert, C., Cudney, S., Comstock, B., & Bansal, A. (2011). Computer intervention impact on psychosocial adaptation of rural women with chronic conditions. Nursing Research, 60, 82-91.
Weinert, C., & Tilden, V. P. (1990). Measures of social support: Assessment of validity. Nursing Research, 39, 212-216.
Wyatt, G., & Friedman, L.L. (1996). Long-term female cancer survivors: Quality of life issues and clinical implications. Cancer Nursing, 19, 1-7.