Links: Statistics, Data, Tools, Reference Materials

Federal, state, foundation, and other sites with demographic information, statistical reports, registry information, and statistical methods information

Research on Research - Research Coaching: Duke University

Publications

Research and Analysis Information

Geriatric Statistics

Federal Statistics and Demographics

Questionnaires

Registries

Reports and Publications

Test Instruments and Measures Resources

Survey Analysis Tools

City - County - State Level Statistics and Demographics

Health Care / Nursing Workforce

Research on Research - Research Coaching: Duke University

The Research on Research Group at Duke University has developed a research coaching program to help novice researchers navigate the process from idea to scientific manuscripts and funding proposals. Initially designed and used for researchers at the Duke University Medical Center, the program is now established in multiple countries around the world, and resources are available to health professionals across disciplines, including nursing. All software and educational material are freely available and distributed under either an open source or an open access license. The program content covers many key areas, including Research Question Formulation, Literature Search for Research Question Formulation, Manuscript Writing, Data Analysis, Interpretation of Statistical Findings, Data Extraction Methods, Ethics and IRB, Manuscript Editing, and Research Funding. For complete details, see http://researchonresearch.duhs.duke.edu/site/?id=1825&page_id=1825. For more information, contact Dr. Ricardo Pietrobon, Associate Vice Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Duke University Health System at rpietro@duke.edu.

 

Publications

See publication links or bibliographies of articles related to research topics of interest to nursing.

Research and Analysis Information

Finding Answers Intervention Research (FAIR) Database

The FAIR Database contains 206 journal article summaries from a systematic review of racial and ethnic health disparities interventions published as a Special Supplement to the October 2007 issue of Medical Care Research and Review.

Geriatric Statistics

ElderWeb Statistics site - state statistics

Federal Statistics and Demographics

U.S. Dept of Health and Human Svcs. National Center for Health Statistics

National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2008 [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality]

National Healthcare Quality Report, 2008 [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality]

2008 State Snapshots [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality]

Census Factfinder: Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data.
NOTE: Links under 'Getting Detailed Data' section; e.g., the American Community Survey.

Child Welfare League of America - Links to sources of demographic information

National Data for Monitoring and Evaluating Racial and Ethnic Health Inequities: Where Do We Go from Here?

Questionnaires

Dr. James Sallis has a website of downloadable physical activity and dietary questionnaires that you may find helpful in your current or future research. These include instruments dealing with social support, self-efficacy, environment, as well as parent and child behaviors. Dr. Cowan used the 7-day Physical Activity Recall instrument in her research studies involving adolescents and adults. Here is the website: http://www.drjamessallis.sdsu.edu/measures.html

Registries

Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide
The new 219-page document, Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User’s Guide, is the first government-supported handbook for establishing, managing, and analyzing patient registries. Development of the handbook was co-funded by AHRQ and HHS’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  Thirty-nine contributors from industry, academia, and government collaborated to create the handbook.
Unlike randomized clinical trials, which study patients under strict eligibility and treatment protocols, patient registries document the experiences of patients in everyday clinical practice.  Observing those patients’ responses to treatment can provide important insights into which health care strategies work best in actual practice.
“This new reference will be a tremendous resource to researchers, patient groups, health insurers, pharmaceutical companies, and others who are eager to investigate which treatments work best,” said AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D.  “Databases that depict outcomes in patient populations over time carry great potential for advancing the quality, safety, and effectiveness of health care.”

Reports and Publications

RWJF Publications and Resources you will find useful to support your health and health care related efforts: links to publications/reports related to chronic illness, disparities, and other issues of interest to RWJF.

Dynamics of Race, Culture, and Key Indicators of Health in the Nation's 100 Largest Cities and their Suburbs
Andrulis, D., Duchon, L., Reid, H. 2003

America's Health Rankings 2008: A Call to Action for Individuals & Their Communities

For 19 years, America’s Health Rankings™ has provided an annual state-by-state analysis of our nation’s health. The longest running report of its kind,
the Rankings presents a unique historical and comprehensive view of the health of the nation and an annual ranking of the healthiest and least healthy states.

Reaching America's Health Potential: A State-by-State Look at Adult Health

RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America Report Shows Gaps in Health Strongly Linked to Education Levels

Test Instruments and Measures Resources

Key Databases

CINAHL@EBSCOhost

HRSS - Health Services and Sciences Research Resources

E-Journals

Journals@UTHSC Library

Test Instrument Book@UTHSC_Library

Websites

Burros_Institute_of_Mental_Measurements

Educational_Testing_Service_Testlink

Finding_Information_About_Psychological_Tests

ProQolid

 

Survey Analysis Tools

SURVEY QUESTION Analysis Tool: QUAID (Question Understanding AID) Will analyze survey items for you before you use them.

City - County - State Level Statistics and Demographics

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
[Tennessee Primary Care Association site]

The State Fact Sheets provide descriptive information on the condition of vulnerable children in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, using indicators of child protection, health, child care, education, and income support. 

Tennessee U.S. Public Health Service 

Section 330 Grantee Community Health Ctrs
Tennessee’s Homeless Health Centers
Tennessee FQHC Look-Alikes

Urban Child Institute Data Book Registration

Memphis and Shelby County Children's Data Books [must register to access-free]

Books Available in the ORGS Department

Local (Memphis Urban, County, State) Publications and Reports - Demographics / Other Statistics

The Book of Lists (Memphis Business Journal) - 2009

Health Care / Nursing Workforce

Health Workforce Information Center

Tennessee Center for Nursing