TableĀ 3

Qualitative assessment of qualitative studies

Quality assessment criteriaRahmner and et al29Malato and Kim30Spetz et al33Culler et al32Georgiou et al31
Was there a clear statement of the aims of the research?YYYYY
Is a qualitative methodology appropriate?YYYYY
Was the research design appropriate to address the aims of the research?PYPYY
Was the recruitment strategy appropriate to the aims of the research?PYPYY
Were the data collected in a way that addressed the research issue?PPYYY
Has the relationship between researcher and participants and data collection been adequately considered?PPNPP
  • N, no; P, partially described; Y, yes.