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'We desperately need some help here' - The experience of legal experts with sexual assault and evidence collection in rural communities
SL Annan
(17 December 2013,  Original Research)

A rural, community-based suicide awareness and intervention program
S Jones, C Walker, ACJ Miles, E De Silva and C Zimitat
(4 September 2014,  Project Report)

Analysis of barriers to adoption of buprenorphine maintenance therapy by family physicians
JR DeFlavio, SA Rolin, BR Nordstrom and LA Kazal, Jr
(1 July 2014,  Original Research)

Are there differences between rural and urban populations in long-term outcome after systemic cerebral thrombolysis in a hospital located in an agricultural region?
P Sobolewski, W Szczuchniak, A Sobota and M Grzesik
(10 June 2014,  Original Research)

Attitudes and characteristics of health professionals working in Aboriginal health
AM Wilson, AM Magarey, M Jones, K O'Donnell and K Janet
(4 September 2014,  Original Research)

Chronic adverse effects of long-term exposure of children to Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) through indoor residual spraying: a systematic review
AO Osunkentan and D Evans
(18 October 2014,  Review Article)

Colonoscopy in rural communities: a systematic review of the frequency and quality
DV Evans, AM Cole and TE Norris
(18 October 2014,  Original Research)

Determining the competences of community based workers for disability-inclusive development in rural areas of South Africa, Botswana and Malawi
T Lorenzo, E van Pletzen and M Booyens
(15 October 2014,  Original Research)

Developing a culturally competent, sustainable rural model for diabetes prevention
LK Johnson and SA Denham
(7 August 2014,  Original Research)

Effect of rural practice observation on the anxiety of medical students
S Aydin, F Yaris, MFevzi Dikici and F Artiran Igde
(8 October 2014,  Original Research)

Employment experiences of immigrant workers in aged care in regional South Australia
J Penman and K Goel
(2 September 2014,  Original Research)

Exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives of Home Medicines Review
LS Swain and L Barclay
(16 October 2014,  Original Research)

Exploring oral health and hygiene practices in the Algonquin community of Rapid Lake, Quebec
A Naidu, M Macdonald, FA Carnevale, W Nottaway, C Thivierge and S Vignola
(14 July 2014,  Original Research)

Factors influencing the geographic distribution of physicians in Iran: a qualitative study
H Ravaghi, E Taati, Z Abdi, A Meshkini and S Sarvarizadeh
(22 August 2014,  Original Research)

Halter Traction for Cervical Spine Injuries– Initial Treatment in the District Hospital
O Johnson Jr and RN Das
(22 August 2014,  Letter to the Editor)

How accurate is the diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy on telescreening? The Indian scenario
R Raman, DN Bhojwani and T Sharma
(6 May 2014,  Project Report)

Knowledge and perceptions of tobacco-related media in rural Appalachia
SA Branstetter, E Lengerich, M Dignan and J Muscat
(28 August 2014,  Original Research)

Mapping the pathways to eye care in a rural south-eastern Nigerian population: any implications for practice, eye care programs and policy?
SNgozi Onwubiko, BIkenna Eze, NNdidiamaka Udeh, OCkukwudi Arinze, MNkiruka Okoloagu and CMemnofu Chuka-Okosa
(1 June 2014,  Original Research)

Melioidosis: a review
YC Foong, M Tan and RS Bradbury
(6 May 2014,  Clinical Review)

More is more in remote Central Australia: more provision of primary healthcare services is associated with more acute medical evacuations and more remote telephone consultations
J Hussain, A Robinson, M Stebbing and M McGrail
(16 May 2014,  Original Research)

Occupational therapy: what does this look like practiced in very remote Indigenous areas?
F Pidgeon
(4 September 2014,  Personal View)

Perceptions of housing conditions among migrant farmworkers and their families: implications for health, safety and social policy
J Keim-Malpass, CR Spears, SA Quandt and TA Arcury
(18 August 2014,  Original Research)

Planning and Implementation Strategy for a Rural Palliative Supportive Service
B Pesut, BP Hooper, CA. Robinson, JL. Bottorff, R Sawatzky and M Dalhuisen
(25 September 2014,  Original Research)

Quality of diagnostic and treatment practices of pulmonary tuberculosis management amongst health practitioners in Haryana, north India
AK Singh, H Salve, K Selvaraj, SK Rai and S Kant
(24 June 2014,  Original Research)

Remote industrial paramedics, out on site but not out of mind
JJ Acker, TM Johnston and A Lazarsfeld-Jensen
(27 July 2014,  Review Article)

Role of the Nurse in Returning Birth to the North
AL Wright
(23 August 2014,  Review Article)

Satisfaction with local exercise facility: a rural-urban comparison in China
J Zheng and R An
(22 September 2014,  Original Research)

Targeted survey as a method to rationalize priorities for a strategy to improve eye health in rural Uganda
A Hamilton and S Richter
(18 August 2014,  Letter to the Editor)

The right staffing mix for inpatient care in multi-purpose services
LM Malone and JK Anderson
(16 May 2014,  Personal View)

Traditional and cultural approaches to childrearing: preventing early childhood caries in Norway House Cree Nation, Manitoba
J Cidro, L Zahayko, H Lawrence, M McGregor and K McKay
(9 May 2014,  Original Research)

Trends in birthweight among four tribal communities in rural Tamil Nadu, India
ES Baekgaard and CL Hulse
(29 May 2014,  Letter to the Editor)

Types of homes and ways of life: a territorial analysis of the environmental determinants that factor into the proliferation of malaria vectors in the rural region of Allada in Benin
B Lysaniuk, R Ladsous, M Tabeaud, G Cottrell, C Pennetier and A Garcia
(27 August 2014,  Original Research)

Current Issue


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners in rural areas: credentialing, context and capacity building
P Kuipers, D Harvey, M Lindeman and K Stothers
(10 October 2014,  Article No. 2897)
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Dentist-to-population ratios and practice-to-population ratios: in shortage environment with gross mal-distribution what should rural communities focus their attention on?
IR Perera and ML Perera
(14 August 2014,  Article No. 2876)
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Original Research

Qualitative exploration of rural focus group members’ participation in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, USA
IS Harvey and M Janke
(6 October 2014,  Article No. 2886)
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Twenty cultural and learning principles to guide the development of pharmacy curriculum in Pacific Island countries
AN Brown and C McCormack
(6 October 2014,  Article No. 2581)
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Post-retirement intentions of nurses and midwives living and working in the Northern Territory of Australia
K Voit and DB Carson
(22 September 2014,  Article No. 2399)
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Building a stronger child dental health system in Australia: statistical sampling masks the burden of dental disease distribution in Australian children
M Tennant and E Kruger
(15 September 2014,  Article No. 2636)
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Community preparedness for highly pathogenic Avian influenza on Bali and Lombok, Indonesia
C Hunter, HH Birden, J Toribio, R Booy, M Abdurrahman, AIGAA Ambarawati and I Adiputra
(15 September 2014,  Article No. 2772)
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Establishing sustainable performance-based incentive schemes: views of rural health workers from qualitative research in three sub-Saharan African countries
M Yé, GA Aninanya, A Sié, DCV Kakoko, S Chatio, M Kagoné, H Prytherch, S Loukanova, JE Williams and R Sauerborn
(14 September 2014,  Article No. 2681)
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Deepening the quality of clinical reasoning and decision-making in rural hospital nursing practice
MG Sedgwick, L Grigg and S Dersch
(11 September 2014,  Article No. 2858)
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Knowledge and perceptions of Chagas disease in a rural Honduran community
SD Donovan, M Stevens, K Sanogo, N Masroor and G Bearman
(10 September 2014,  Article No. 2845)
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Healthcare use and prescription of opioids in rural residents with pain
S Kapoor and BE Thorn
(9 September 2014,  Article No. 2879)
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Virtually controlled computerised visual acuity screening in a multilingual Indian population
O Sreelatha, S Ramesh, J Jose, M Devassy and K Srinivasan
(3 September 2014,  Article No. 2908)
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E-Health readiness in outback communities: an exploratory study
F Schwarz, J Ward and S Willcock
(3 September 2014,  Article No. 2871)
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Impact of an interprofessional education program on developing skilled graduates well-equipped to practise in rural and underserved areas
R Mpofu, The Late, PS Daniels, T Adonis and WM Karuguti
(2 September 2014,  Article No. 2671)
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Body weight perceptions and eating-related weight control behaviors of on-reserve First Nations youth from Ontario, Canada
A Gates, RM Hanning, ID Martin, M Gates and LJS Tsuji
(2 September 2014,  Article No. 2665)
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Gestational diabetes in a rural, regional centre in south Western Australia: predictors of risk
AB Kirke, SF Evans and BNJ Walters
(29 August 2014,  Article No. 2667)
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Exploration of factors influencing initiation and continuation of breastfeeding among Hispanic women living in rural settings: a multi-methods study
A Joshi, KE Trout, T Aguirre and S Wilhelm
(29 August 2014,  Article No. 2955)
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Extrinsic and intrinsic factors impacting on the retention of older rural healthcare workers in the north Victorian public sector: a qualitative study
J Warburton, ML Moore, SJ Clune and SP Hodgkin
(27 August 2014,  Article No. 2721)
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Unfreezing the Flexnerian Model: introducing longitudinal integrated clerkships in rural communities
RG Bing-You, RL Trowbridge, C Kruithoff and JL Daggett Jr
(21 August 2014,  Article No. 2944)
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Factors influencing knowledge and practice of hygiene in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme areas of Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee
T Akter and AMehrab Ali
(19 August 2014,  Article No. 2628)
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Exploring the relationship between socioeconomic status and dog-bite injuries through spatial analysis
M Raghavan, PJ Martens and C Burchill
(15 August 2014,  Article No. 2846)
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Effect of tele-emergency services on recruitment and retention of US rural physicians
AJ Potter, KJ Mueller, AC Mackinney and MM Ward
(13 August 2014,  Article No. 2787)
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Practice intentions of clinical associate students at the University of Pretoria, South Africa
SV Moodley, L Wolvaardt, M Louw and J Hugo
(13 August 2014,  Article No. 2381)
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Maintaining health and wellness in the face of dementia: an exploratory analysis of individuals attending a rural and remote memory clinic
VPM Dal Bello-Haas, ME O'Connell and DG Morgan
(7 August 2014,  Article No. 2722)
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Prevalence of presbyopia in a rural African community
JN Uche, IR Ezegwui, E Uche, EN Onwasigwe, RE Umeh and CN Onwasigwe
(6 August 2014,  Article No. 2731)
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Use of addiction treatment services by Irish youth: does place of residence matter?
KD Murphy, S Byrne, LJ Sahm, S Lambert and S McCarthy
(6 August 2014,  Article No. 2735)
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Lessons learned: feasibility and acceptability of a telehealth-delivered exercise intervention for rural-dwelling individuals with dementia and their caregivers
VPM Dal Bello-Haas, ME O’Connell, DG Morgan and M Crossley
(1 August 2014,  Article No. 2715)
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Rural and remote dementia care challenges and needs: perspectives of formal and informal care providers residing in Saskatchewan, Canada
VPM Dal Bello-Haas, A Cammer, D Morgan, N Stewart and J Kosteniuk
(1 August 2014,  Article No. 2747)
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The value of best-practice guidelines for OSCEs in a postgraduate program in an Australian remote area setting
CA Jeffrey, ML Mitchell, A Henderson, S Lenthall, S Knight, P Glover, M Kelly, D Nulty and M Groves
(27 July 2014,  Article No. 2469)
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Gender and age are associated with healthy food purchases via grocery voucher redemption
F Hardin-Fanning and Y Gokun
(26 July 2014,  Article No. 2830)
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Extreme nursing: a qualitative assessment of nurse retention in a remote setting
MG deValpine
(24 July 2014,  Article No. 2859)
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Colorectal cancer outcome inequalities: association between population density, race, and socioeconomic status
TL Fitzgerald, CS Lea, J Brinkley and EE Zervos
(22 July 2014,  Article No. 2668)
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Geographical and seasonal barriers to mammography services and breast cancer stage at diagnosis
AA Onitilo, H Liang, RV Stankowski, JM Engel, M Broton, SA Doi and DA Miskowiak
(14 July 2014,  Article No. 2738)
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The experience of living with a traumatic hand injury in a rural and remote location: an interpretive phenomenological study
GA Kingston, J Judd and MA Gray
(14 July 2014,  Article No. 2764)
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Stress and wellbeing among Turkish and German adolescents living in rural and urban areas
I Yeresyan and A Lohaus
(8 July 2014,  Article No. 2695)
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Review Article

Dental practitioner rural work movements: a systematic review
DM Godwin, H Hoang, LA Crocombe and E Bell
(29 July 2014,  Article No. 2825)
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Interprofessional learning and rural paramedic care
P Mulholland, T Barnett and J Spencer
(18 July 2014,  Article No. 2821)
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Short Communication

Publish or perish: strategies to help rural early career researchers increase publication output
J Johnston, S Wilson, E Rix and SW Pit
(24 September 2014,  Article No. 2870)
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Challenges of hepatitis C treatment in Native Americans in two North Dakota medical facilities
S Hossain, S Jalil, DM Guerrero and AE Sahmoun
(18 September 2014,  Article No. 2982)
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Differences in media access and use between rural Native American and White children
Y Hswen, JA Naslund and DS Bickham
(29 August 2014,  Article No. 2922)
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GP surgeons: what are they? An audit of GP surgeons in South Australia
B Abbot, CO Laurence and T Elliott
(8 August 2014,  Article No. 2585)
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Policy Report

Non-physician communities in Japan: are they still disadvantaged?
S Kashima, K Inoue, M Matsumoto and K Takeuchi
(24 September 2014,  Article No. 2907)
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Mount Isa Statement on Quad Bike Safety
RC Franklin, S Knight and T Lower
(21 August 2014,  Article No. 2687)
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Project Report

Faculty analysis of distributed medical education in Northern Canadian Aboriginal communities
GL Hudson and M Maar
(3 October 2014,  Article No. 2664)
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Public-private partnerships in the response to HIV: experience from the resource industry in Papua New Guinea
K Miles, M Conlon, J Stinshoff and R Hutton
(25 September 2014,  Article No. 2868)
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Supporting rural remote physicians to conduct a study and write a paper: Experience of Clinical Research Support Team (CRST)-Jichi
S Matsubara, A Ohkuchi, T Kamesaki, S Ishikawa, Y Nakamura and M Matsumoto
(24 September 2014,  Article No. 2883)
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Addressing the shortage of health professionals in South Africa through the development of a new cadre of health worker: the creation of Clinical Associates
ID Couper and JFM Hugo
(16 August 2014,  Article No. 2874)
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Vale: Associate Professor Erica Bell
T Barnett
(26 August 2014,  Article No. 3237)
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Letter to the Editor

Water deterioration in rural Honduras: an examination of three communities
GE Halder, G Bearman, K Sanogo and MP Stevens
(20 October 2014,  Article No. 2970)
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Insulin storage in the Upper Himalayas
JK Mokta and S Kalra
(18 September 2014,  Article No. 2983)
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Acute diarrhea demanding hospitalization in rural India
D Tadepalli, A Srinadh, K Balaji and D Thomas
(17 July 2014,  Article No. 2746)
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Book Review

Rural Medical Education Guidebook
J Wootton
(20 September 2014,  Article No. 3277)
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Correction, article no. 2907: Non-physician communities in Japan: are they still disadvantaged?
J Richmond
(7 October 2014,  Article No. 3323)
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