The Journal of Rural Health

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Edited By: Tyrone Borders Ph.D., F.A.C.E.

Impact Factor: 1.453

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 41/71 (Health Policy & Services); 57/89 (Health Care Sciences & Services); 91/162 (Public Environmental & Occupational Health)

Online ISSN: 1748-0361


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  1. Original Articles

    1. Differences Among States in Rural Veterans’ Use of VHA and Non-VHA Hospitals

      Alan N. West, William B. Weeks and Mary E. Charlton

      Article first published online: 9 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12152

    2. Rural and Urban Differences in Adolescent Alcohol Use, Alcohol Supply, and Parental Drinking

      Gary C. K. Chan, Janni Leung, Catherine Quinn, Adrian B. Kelly, Jason P. Connor, Megan Weier and Wayne D. Hall

      Article first published online: 8 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12151

    3. Enhancing Asthma Self-Management in Rural School-Aged Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial

      Sharon D. Horner, Adama Brown, Sharon A. Brown and D. Lynn Rew

      Article first published online: 2 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12150

    4. Rural Enrollment in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace

      Coleman Drake, Jean M. Abraham and Jeffrey S. McCullough

      Article first published online: 24 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12149

    5. Variation in Primary Care Service Patterns by Rural-Urban Location

      Paula A.M. Weigel, Fred Ullrich, Dan M. Shane and Keith J. Mueller

      Article first published online: 16 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12146

  2. Commentary

    1. Why Is There a Deficit of Rural Surgeons in the United States?

      Daniel M. Avery Jr and Joseph C. Wallace

      Article first published online: 11 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12144

  3. Original Articles

    1. Perceived Social Standing, Medication Nonadherence, and Systolic Blood Pressure in the Rural South

      Doyle M. Cummings, Jia-Rong Wu, Crystal Cene, Jacquie Halladay, Katrina E. Donahue, Alan Hinderliter, Cassandra Miller, Beverly Garcia, Dolly Penn, Jim Tillman and Darren DeWalt

      Article first published online: 3 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12138

    2. Factors Associated With the Prevalence of Prostate Cancer in Rural Saskatchewan: The Saskatchewan Rural Health Study

      Meenu Sharma, Joshua A. Lawson, Rani Kanthan, Chandima Karunanayake, Louise Hagel, Donna Rennie, James A. Dosman, Punam Pahwa and the Saskatchewan Rural Cohort Study Group

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12137

    3. Patterns of Care for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer in Appalachia, and the Clinical, Sociodemographic, and Service Provider Determinants

      Steven T. Fleming, Heath B. Mackley, Fabian Camacho, Nengliang Yao, Niraj J. Gusani, Eric E. Seiber, Stephen A. Matthews, Tse-Chuan Yang and Wenke Hwang

      Article first published online: 4 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12132


    1. Pleasant Events, Hopelessness, and Quality of Life in Rural Older Adults

      Forrest Scogin, Martin Morthland, Elizabeth A. DiNapoli, Michael LaRocca and William Chaplin

      Article first published online: 17 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12130

  5. Original Articles

    1. Barriers and Facilitators to Substance Use Treatment in the Rural South: A Qualitative Study

      Teri Browne, Mary Ann Priester, Stephanie Clone, Aidyn Iachini, Dana DeHart and Robert Hock

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12129

    2. Rural-Urban Differences in Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Screening and Its Outcomes in New Zealand

      Zuzana Obertová, Fraser Hodgson, Joseph Scott-Jones, Charis Brown and Ross Lawrenson

      Article first published online: 14 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12127

    3. Discordance Between Patient and Clinician Experiences and Priorities in Rural Interhospital Transfer: A Mixed Methods Study

      Nicholas M. Mohr, Terrence S. Wong, Brett Faine, Adam Schlichting, Joseph Noack and Azeemuddin Ahmed

      Article first published online: 14 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12125

    4. The Rising Rate of Rural Hospital Closures

      Brystana G. Kaufman, Sharita R. Thomas, Randy K. Randolph, Julie R. Perry, Kristie W. Thompson, George M. Holmes and George H. Pink

      Article first published online: 14 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12128

    5. “A Lot of Things Passed Me by”: Rural Stroke Survivors’ and Caregivers’ Experience of Receiving Education From Health Care Providers

      Megan M. Danzl, Anne Harrison, Elizabeth G. Hunter, Janice Kuperstein, Violet Sylvia, Katherine Maddy and Sarah Campbell

      Article first published online: 22 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12124

  6. Announcement

  7. Original Articles


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