Table 2

Qualitative studies. Quality assessed using the Standard Quality Assessment Criteria for Evaluating Primary Research Papers from a variety of fields

AuthorsQuestion/objective sufficiently described?Study design evident and appropriate?Context for the study clear?Connection to a theoretical framework/wider body of knowledge?Sampling strategy described, relevant and justified?Data collection methods clearly described and systematic?Data analysis clearly described and systematic?Use of verification procedure(s) to establish credibility?
(Yes or No only)
Conclusions supported by the results?Reflexivity of the account?Summary score
Cheung et al 42 22222222100.85Yes2
Clarke et al 43 22121122210.8Partial1
de Graaff et al 44 22222222110.9No0
Dees et al 45 22221122210.85NA
Gerber et al 46 22222222200.9
Gerber et al 47 22221212110.8
Holdsworth and King48 22221210110.7
Luijkx and Schols49 22221210200.7
Piil et al 50 22222212100.8
Preisler et al 51 22222220210.85
Sellars et al 52 22222222210.95
Simon et al 53 22222222200.9
Thomas et al 54 12221222210.85
Yurk et al 55 12222122210.85
Zhang and Siminoff56 22222212110.85
  • The summary score for each study is derived by calculating the total score obtained across the 10 items and dividing by 20 (the total possible score).