Table 2

Comprehensiveness of reporting assessment (Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative studies checklist)25

Reporting criteriaNumber of studies reporting each criterion
N=x of 21
References of studies reporting each criterion
Domain 1
Characteristics of research team
 Interviewer/facilitator identified1430–34 37 38 42 44–49
 Credentials1229 30 33–35 38–40 42 46 47 49
 Occupation734 38–40 42 46 49
 Gender1630–35 37–39 42 43 45–49
 Experience and training238 39
Relationship with participants
 Relationship established before study started534 36 41 44 45
 Participant knowledge of the interviewer334 36 41
 Interviewer characteristics438 39 42 47
Domain 2
Study design
 Methodological theory identified1530 32–35 37 38 40 42–45 47–49
Participant selection
 Sampling method (eg, purposive, convenience)2129–49
 Method of approach1232 34 37 38 40–43 45–47 49
 Sample size2129–49
 Number/reasons for non-participation732 34 35 37 40 41 44
Setting
 Setting of data collection1129–32 34 36 37 39 41 45 46
 Presence of non-participants0
 Description of sample1729–34 37–45 47 49
Data collection
 Interview guide1629–35 37 38 40–43 46 47 49
 Repeat interviews0
 Audio/visual recording1930–35 37–49
 Field notes630 32 37 40 42 47
 Duration1230 31 33 35 37 41–45 48 49
 Data saturation730 31 35 37–39 44
 Transcripts returned to participants144
Domain 3
Data analysis
 Number of data coders1630–34 36 37 39–42 44–47 49
 Description of coding tree1530–34 37 39–45 47 49
 Derivation of themes1830–34 36–47 49
 Software630 38 40 44 48 49
 Participant checking237 49
Reporting
 Participant quotations presented1830–34 37–49
 Data and findings consistent2029–35 37–49
 Clarity of major themes1829–34 37–47 49
 Clarity of minor themes1429–31 33 34 36 37 39–41 43–45 49