Table 2.

Results from the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme quality assessment checklist

Author (year)Study addressed a clearly focused issueAppropriateness of qualitative methodDesignRecruitmentConsideration of relationship between research and participantsEthical issuesRigour of data analysisClarity of statement of findingsOverall
Burgess et al (2015)15High
Ellis et al (2015)14High
Health Diagnostics (2014)16Low
NHS Greenwich (2011)17Medium
Jenkinson et al (2015)19High
Krska et al (2015)20n/aMedium
McDermott et al (2016)18Low
Oswald et al (2010)13Medium
Taylor et al (2012)12Medium
  • = Low. • = Medium. ● = High.