Use of Mixed Methods Research in Research on Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, and Hypertension: A Scoping Review

@article{Campbell2017UseOM,
  title={Use of Mixed Methods Research in Research on Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, and Hypertension: A Scoping Review},
  author={David J. T. Campbell and Helen Tam-Tham and Kirnvir K Dhaliwal and Braden J. Manns and Brenda R. Hemmelgarn and Claudia Sanmartin and Kathryn M King-Shier},
  journal={Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes},
  year={2017},
  volume={10},
  pages={e003310}
}
Background— Mixed methods research, the use of both qualitative and quantitative methods within 1 program of study, is becoming increasingly popular to allow investigators to explore patient experiences (qualitative) and also measure outcomes (quantitative). Coronary artery disease and its risk factors are some of the most studied conditions; however, the extent to which mixed methods studies are being conducted in these content areas is unknown. We sought to comprehensively describe the… 

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