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Table 3 Methodological quality of qualitative studies

From: Family physicians perceived role in perinatal mental health: an integrative review

Authors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total scores
Chew-Graham et al. (2008) [30] Yes Yes Yes Yes Uncleara Unclear Unclearb Yes Yes Clear 7/10
Chew-Graham et al. (2009) [31] Yes Yes Yes Yes Uncleara Unclear Unclearb Yes Yes Clear 7/10
Edge (2010) [32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Uncleara Unclear Unclearb Yes Yes Clear 7/10
McCauley and Casson (2013) [33] Yes Yes Yes Yes Uncleara Yes Yes Yes Yes Clear 9/10
Santos et al. (2013) [36] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unclear Yes Yes Yes Clear 9/10
  1. Keys:
  2. 1. Was there a clear statement of the aims of the research?
  3. 2. Is a qualitative methodology appropriate?
  4. 3. Was the research design appropriate to address the aims of the research?
  5. 4. Was the recruitment strategy appropriate to the aims of the research?
  6. 5. Was the data collected in a way that addressed the research issue?
  7. 6. Has the relationship between the researcher and participants been adequately considered?
  8. 7. Have ethical issues been taken into consideration?
  9. 8. Was the data analysis sufficiently rigorous?
  10. 9. Is there a clear statement of findings?
  11. 10. How valuable is the research?
  12. Critical Appraisal Skills Programme [20]
  13. aTheoretical saturation not discussed
  14. bDid not explicitly discuss informed consent