Australian Journal of Rural Health

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Edited By: David Perkins

Impact Factor: 0.764

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 79/114 (Nursing (Social Science)); 82/116 (Nursing (Science)); 155/172 (Public Environmental & Occupational Health)

Online ISSN: 1440-1584


AJRH in the news: Drought blamed for increase in suicide rate of farmers

The findings of a research article in the December issue of AJRH  were featured in the article, 'Drought blamed for increase in suicide rate of farmers' in The Australian, November 13, 2008.

Suicides on farms in South Australia, 1997–2001
Keith Miller and Catherine Burns


Now Available: Mental Health Virtual Issue

Featuring 22 AJRH mental health articles all in one place!

Online content now available back to Volume 1 (1992)
All back issues of this journal are available online.  Click here to browse contents and abstracts.  For further information on how to access these articles please visit our Librarian Site.

FREE ACCESS: Virtual Special Issue on Indigenous Health

This Virtual Special Issue is a first for the Australian Journal of Rural Health and will feature 22 FREE articles on the latest research on health issues confronting Indigenous Australians. Whether you’re a practioner, policy maker, researcher or student– the articles featured in this Virtual Special Issue are essential reading.

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 Top 10 accessed articles online in 2010 (Jan-May) from Australian Journal of Rural Health:

Mental health and well-being within rural communities: The Australian Rural Mental Health Study
Brian Kelly, Helen Stain, Clare Coleman, David Perkins, Lyn Fragar, Jeffrey Fuller, Terry Lewin, David Lyle, Vaughan Carr, Jacqueline Wilson, John Beard

Determinants of mental health and well-being in rural communities: Do we understand enough to influence planning and policy?
John Allan

Health reform and the immediate needs of rural and remote communities
Gordon Gregory

A review of 'traditional' Aboriginal health beliefs
Patrick Maher

Health status differentials across rural and remote Australia
Andrew Phillips

Disadvantage and discontent: A review of issues relevant to the mental health of rural and remote Indigenous Australians
Ernest Hunter

Distress among rural residents: Does employment and occupation make a difference?
Lyn Fragar, Helen Stain, David Perkins, Brian Kelly, Jeffrey Fuller, Clare Coleman, Terry Lewin and Jacqueline Wilson

Influence of socioeconomic and cultural factors on rural health
John Beard, Nola Tomaska, Arul Earnest, Richard Summerhayes and Geoff Morgan

Addressing the health disadvantage of rural populations: How does epidemiological evidence inform rural health policies and research?
Karly Smith, John Humphreys and Murray Wilson

Housing and health in Indigenous communities: key issues for housing and health improvement in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Ross Bailie and Kayli Wayte