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Table 3 Methodological quality of studies (numbers refer to the number of studies n = 30)

From: Exploring adults’ experiences of sedentary behaviour and participation in non-workplace interventions designed to reduce sedentary behaviour: a thematic synthesis of qualitative studies

Domain Rating
Theoretical rationale: appropriateness Appropriate Inappropriate/ Not sure
29 1
Theoretical rationale: clarity Clear Unclear / Mixed
29 1
Study design Defensible Indefensible / Not sure
28 2
Data collection Appropriately Inappropriately / Not sure
22 8
Trustworthiness: role of researcher Clear Unclear / Not described
18 12
Trustworthiness: clarity Clear Unclear / Not sure
21 9
Trustworthiness: reliability Reliable Unreliable / Not sure
24 6
Analysis: rigorous Rigorous Not rigorous / Not sure
22 8
Analysis: richness Rich Poor / Not sure
25 5
Analysis: reliability Reliable Unreliable / Not sure
22 8
Analysis: convincing Convincing Not convincing/ Not sure
28 2
Analysis: relevance Relevant Irrelevant / Partially relevant
29 1
Conclusions Adequate Inadequate / Not sure
24 6
Ethics Appropriate Inappropriate / Not sure
29 1
  1. To achieve the highest grade (++) consensus between reviewers was required