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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 States 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
India 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 272 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 74 26%
Student > Master 49 17%
Researcher 38 13%
Student > Bachelor 18 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 5%
Other 51 18%
Unknown 40 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 60 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 47 16%
Psychology 38 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 35 12%
Business, Management and Accounting 9 3%
Other 40 14%
Unknown 56 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 February 2013.
All research outputs
#2,294,541
of 5,037,615 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Research Methodology
#335
of 606 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#115,793
of 289,883 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Research Methodology
#22
of 35 outputs
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