Table 2

Data extraction framework

First author, year of publication
Study characteristicsPublication typeResearch article, conference, thesis, study protocol
Study typePrimary or secondary research
LanguageFor example, English
Geographical locationCountry, region, city
Study settingHospital, general practice, nursing home, other
Study methodObservational (ie, qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods) or interventional study
Patient characteristicsDefinition of multimorbidity(Authors’ description)
No of patientsStudy sample
Sex(% females)
Methods of data collectionType of data collectionInterview, semistructured interview, survey, focus group, questionnaire (authors’ description)
Method of eliciting patients’ preferencesTool definition (authors’ description)
OutcomeDefinition of patients’ preferences and priorities(Authors’ definition)
Type of patient’s preference assessed(Reviewers’ definition)
Study aim(Authors’ description)
Results/conclusions(Authors’ description)