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Developing longitudinal qualitative designs: lessons learned and recommendations for health services research

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Research Methodology, February 2013
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Title
Developing longitudinal qualitative designs: lessons learned and recommendations for health services research
Published in
BMC Medical Research Methodology, February 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-13-14
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Authors

Lynn Calman, Lisa Brunton, Alex Molassiotis

Abstract

Longitudinal qualitative methods are becoming increasingly used in the health service research, but the method and challenges particular to health care settings are not well described in the literature.We reflect on the strategies used in a longitudinal qualitative study to explore the experience of symptoms in cancer patients and their carers, following participants from diagnosis for twelve months; we highlight ethical, practical, theoretical and methodological issues that need to be considered and addressed from the outset of a longitudinal qualitative study.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
United States 2 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Peru 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 284 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 77 26%
Student > Master 50 17%
Researcher 41 14%
Student > Bachelor 18 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 5%
Other 49 17%
Unknown 46 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 62 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 44 15%
Psychology 41 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 37 13%
Business, Management and Accounting 9 3%
Other 42 14%
Unknown 61 21%

Attention Score in Context

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#13,870,670
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#1,376
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#170,421
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