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Using meta ethnography to synthesise qualitative research: a worked example
Objectives: To demonstrate the benefits of applying meta ethnography to the synthesis of qualitative research, by means of a worked example. Methods: Four papers about lay meanings of medicines wereExpand
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Evaluating meta-ethnography: a synthesis of qualitative research on lay experiences of diabetes and diabetes care.
Interest in how qualitative health research might be used more widely to inform health policy and medical practice is growing. Synthesising findings from individual qualitative studies may be oneExpand
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Resisting medicines: a synthesis of qualitative studies of medicine taking.
The study aimed to synthesise qualitative studies of lay experiences of medicine taking. Most studies focused on the experience of those not taking their medicine as prescribed, with few consideringExpand
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Evaluating meta-ethnography: systematic analysis and synthesis of qualitative research.
BACKGROUND Methods for reviewing and synthesising findings from quantitative research studies in health care are well established. Although there is recognition of the need for qualitative researchExpand
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What does 'access to health care' mean?
Facilitating access is concerned with helping people to command appropriate health care resources in order to preserve or improve their health. Access is a complex concept and at least four aspectsExpand
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Hearing children's voices: methodological issues in conducting focus groups with children aged 7-11 years
Children are increasingly acknowledged to have rights in the determination of decisions that affect them. This has encouraged research to be undertaken with children themselves to understand theirExpand
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Hospital inpatients’ experiences of access to food: a qualitative interview and observational study
Background  Hospital surveys indicate that overall patients are satisfied with hospital food. However undernutrition is common and associated with a number of negative clinical outcomes. There isExpand
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Effect of social deprivation on blood pressure monitoring and control in England: a survey of data from the quality and outcomes framework
Objective To determine levels of blood pressure monitoring and control in primary care and to determine the effect of social deprivation on these levels. Design Retrospective longitudinal survey,Expand
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