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Table 2 Scope of articles addressing time use and chronic disease

From: Time spent on health related activities associated with chronic illness: a scoping literature review

  N (n=22) %
Region   
United States 12 48
Australia 7 28
United Kingdom 1 4
Canada 1 4
Italy 1 4
Time users   
Patient only 12 48
Informal carer only 5 20
Patient and informal carer 3 12
Other (method focus) 2 8
Article type^   
Method used: survey 13 52
Method used: time use diary 3 12
Method used: qualitative (interview or focus group) 7 28
Method used: descriptive 2 8
Method used: modeling or RCT 2 8
Methodological issues (Informal carer) 4 16
  1. ^ Some articles used more than one method.