Table 3

Articles with high-level community participation located in rural and regional health settings
No. Author Year Location Intervention Study design/methods/sample
1 Broussard [53] 2003 USA Development of community health networks Case study with mixed methods survey; Two rural communities located in Louisiana, St Marys parish population 53 500, Vermillion parish population 50 755
2 Coady [56] 2009 Canada Volunteers on community health boards Qualitative study with focus groups; sample 45 volunteers, working on community health boards, population rural shire of 50 000
3 Johns [35] 2007 Australia Health service redevelopment Case study with individual and group interviews1; Two Tasmanian rural communities, greater Oatlands population 6101, Deloraine population 5524
4 Kegler [55] 2008 USA Citizen involvement in paid/unpaid rural health leadership positions Case study with mixed methods including postal survey, telephone interviews, and focus groups. California, sample N=243, 58% of respondents were from rural sites (n=140). Rural region/municipality combined area population 43 298
5 O'Meara [57] 2007 Australia Council-led community capacity building Qualitative design with content analysis of project documents and focus groups with community members; Gippsland, Victoria N= 9829; Korumburra 4465, Trafalgar 2685, postcode 3925 n= 2679 including Newhaven 428, San Remo 1017, Cape Woolamai 12342
6 Huttlinger [54] 2004 USA Primary healthcare community events Case study with mixed methods survey; Rural Appalachia, Virginia area population N=17543. Population N=3310 total health event participants, sample n=752 completed surveys, population including Wise, Virginia (3286) and Mountain City, Tennessee (2531) 3

1Number of interview participants not reported. 2Population numbers not reported in article, sourced from 2006 Australian census data. 3Population not reported in article, sourced from 2010 U.S census data.

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