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Organizational participatory research: a systematic mixed studies review exposing its extra benefits and the key factors associated with them

  • Paula L. Bush1Email author,
  • Pierre Pluye1,
  • Christine Loignon2,
  • Vera Granikov1,
  • Michael T. Wright3,
  • Jean-François Pelletier4,
  • Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant1,
  • Ann C. Macaulay5,
  • Jeannie Haggerty1,
  • Sharon Parry6 and
  • Carol Repchinsky7
Implementation Science201712:119

Received: 24 April 2017

Accepted: 25 September 2017

Published: 10 October 2017

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Original Submission
24 Apr 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
4 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - John Ovretveit
9 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Eivind Aakhus
14 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nancy Covell
10 Aug 2017 Author responded Author comments - Paula Bush
Resubmission - Version 2
10 Aug 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
9 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Eivind Aakhus
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
25 Sep 2017 Editorially accepted
10 Oct 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13012-017-0648-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, Canada
Department of Family Medicine, Sherbrooke University, Longueuil, Canada
Catholic University of Applied Sciences Berlin | Institute for Social Health, Berlin, Germany
University of Montreal Mental Health Research Institute, Montreal, Canada
CIET/Participatory Research at McGill (PRAM), Montreal, Canada
West Island YMCA, Pointe-Claire, Canada
Special Projects, Canadian Pharmacists Association, Ottawa, Canada