Table 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria
Criterion Inclusion Exclusion
Time period January 1990 and February 2012 Any study outside these dates
Language English Non-English
Type of article Original research article published in a peer reviewed journal Any article that was not original research and/or unpublished
Study focus Community participation No reference to community participation, i.e. individual consultation between health professional and client
Health service Rural No reference to rural health care services
Geographical place of study International, developed countries Developing countries
Population and sample Mixed population sociodemographic Reference to only a single sociodemographic factor i.e. gender, cultural group

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