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Table 1 Characteristics of the Studies Reviewed in the Meta-synthesis

From: How does the general public view posthumous organ donation? A meta-synthesis of the qualitative literature

Study Reference Country Participants Recruitment Data collection
1 Albright et al., 2005 [13] USA 57 Filipino adolescents & adults Purposive sampling Focus groups
2 AlKhawari et al., 2005 [14] UK 141 Indo-Asian adults Convenience sampling through Islamic centers Semi-structured interviews & focus groups
3 Arriola et al., 2005 [15];
Arriola et al., 2007 [16]
USA 68 African-American adults Convenience sampling through Churches Focus groups
4 Bhengu & Uys, 2004 [17] South Africa 1 non-Zulu speaking & 47 Zulu speaking adults Purposive & snowball sampling Semi-structured interviews
5 Braun & Nichols, 1997 [18] USA 7 Chinese American adults, 8 Japanese American adults, 10 Vietnamese American adults, & 11 Filipino American adults Purposive & snowball sampling Semi-structured interviews & focus groups
6 Davis & Randhawa, 2004 [19]; Davis & Randhawa, 2006 [20] UK 120 African & Caribbean adults Purposive sampling Focus groups
7 Exley et al., 1996 [21] UK 22 Sikh adults Purposive sampling Semi-structured interviews & focus groups
8 Fahrenwald & Stabnow, 2005 [22] USA 21 Oglala Lakota Sioux adults Snowball sampling Semi-structured interviews
9 Frates & Garcia Bohrer, 2002 [23] USA 22 Hispanic adults Telephone and purposive sampling Semi-structured interviews
10 Hayward & Madill, 2003 [24] UK 10 Pakistani & 17 white English adults Convenience & snowball sampling Focus groups
11 Kennedy, 2002 [25] India 6 English-speaking adults Convenience sampling Discursive interviews
12 Lai et al., 2007 [26] UK 14 adult women from the general population Snowball sampling Active interviews
13 Moloney & Walker, 2002 [27] Australia 29 adults from the general population Randomly selected from electoral rolls Focus groups
14 Molzahn et al., 2004 [28] Canada 14 Coast Salish adults Purposive & snowball sampling Semi-structured interviews
15 Molzahn et al., 2005 [29] Canada 39 Chinese adults Purposive & snowball sampling Focus groups & semi-structured interviews
16 Molzahn et al., 2005 [30] Canada 40 South Asian adults Purposive & snowball sampling Focus groups & semi-structured interviews
17 Morgan, Mayblin et al., 2008 [31] UK 14 Caribbean adults Convenience & snow-ball sampling Semi-structured interviews
18 Morgan, Harrison et al., 2008 [32]; Morgan et al., 2005 [33] USA 78 family-pair dyads (156 adults) from the general population Advertisements Observation of communication between dyads
19 Peters et al., 1996 [34] USA 51 registered donors & 51 non-registered donors from the general population Not specified Focus groups
20 Randhawa, 1998 [35] UK 16 Sikh, 32 Muslim & 16 Hindu adults, all originally from South Asia Randomly selected from electoral rolls Focus groups
21 Sanner, 1994 [36] Sweden 38 adults from the general population Purposive sampling Semi-structured interviews
22 Sanner, 2001 [37] Sweden 69 adults from the general population Purposive sampling Semi-structured interviews
23 Thompson, 1993 [38] USA 30 African-American adolescents & 26 African-American adults Convenience sampling Focus groups
24 Wittig, 2001 [39] USA 10 African-American women Purposive sampling Semi-structured interviews
  1. Comments from two doctors, which were analyzed separately in this article, were not examined.