Table 4

Methodological quality of the included qualitative studies using the MMAT.24

Is a clear research question defined?Are the data fitting the research questions?Is the qualitative approach appropriate?Are data collection methods appropriate?Are findings adequately derived from data?Is the interpretation of results sufficiently substantiated by data?Is there sufficient coherence between data sources, collection, analysis and interpretation?
Dodd, 202029 YesYesYesYes*Yes†No‡Yes
McCaffery, 200326 YesYesYesYes§Yes†YesYes
McCaffery, 200627 YesYesYesYes¶Yes†YesYes
Nagendiram, 202030 YesYesYesYes*Yes**YesYes
Patel, 201828 YesYesYesYesa Yes†YesYes
  • *Semistructured interviews.

  • †Framework analyses.

  • ‡No information on frequencies of the attitudes were provided.

  • §Focus group discussion.

  • ¶In-depth interviews.

  • **Thematic analyses.

  • MMAT, Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool.