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Table 2: Methodological quality of qualitative studiesa - CASP Checklist

From: Young carers: growing up with chronic illness in the family - a systematic review 2007-2017

Screening Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
 1. Was there a clear statement of the aims of the research ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++
 2. Is a qualitative methodology appropriate? ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ + ++ ++ + ++ ++
Detailed questions
 3. Was the research design appropriate to adress the aims of the research? ++ + ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++
 4. Was the recruitment strategy appropriate to the aims of the research? ++ ++ ++ ++ + ++ + ++ + ++ +
 5. Was the data collected in a way that addressed the research issue? + + ++ ++ ++ ++ + ++ + + + + ++ ++
 6. Has the relationship between researcher and participants been adequately considered?? + + ++ + + + + + + + ++ + + NR
 7. Have ethical issues been taken into consideration?? ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ + ++ ++ ++ + NR + ++
 8. Was the data analysis sufficiently rigorous? + + ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ + + + NR
 9. Is there a clear statement of findings? ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++
 10. How valuable is the research? ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++
  1. aSymbols indicate: ++ for that particular aspect of study design, the study has been designed or conducted in such a way as to minimize the risk of bias; + the answer to the checklist question is not clear from the way the study is reported, or that the study may not have addressed all potential sources of bias for that particular aspect of study design; − Should be reserved for those aspects of the study design in which significant sources of bias may persist; NR – Not reported; NA -Not applicable