Table 1

Summary of the 21 items from the Enhancing Transparency in Reporting the Synthesis of Qualitative Research statement

No.Item
1Aim
2Synthesis methodology
3Approach to searching
4Inclusion criteria
5Data sources
6Electronic search strategy
7Study screening methods
8Study characteristics
9Study selection results
10Rationale for appraisal
11Appraisal items
12Appraisal process
13Appraisal results
14Data extraction
15Software
16Number of reviewers
17Coding
18Study comparison
19Derivation of themes
20Quotations
21Synthesis output