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Table 2 Methodological quality assessment

From: Men’s perspectives on HIV self-testing in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-synthesis

 Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8Q9Q10Q11Q12Score
Chipungu et al., 2017yyn/an/an/an/an/ayyyyy100%
Choko et al., 2011yyn/an/an/an/an/ayyyyn86%
Indravudh et al., 2017yyn/an/an/an/an/ayyyyy100%
Ritchwood et al., 2019yyn/an/an/an/an/ayyyyy100%
Burke et al., 2017yyyyyyyn/an/an/an/an/a100/%
Choko et al., 2017yyyyyyyn/an/an/an/an/a100%
Conserve et al., 2018yyyyyyyn/an/an/an/an/a100%
Conserve et al., 2018yyyyyyyn/an/an/an/an/a100%
Harichund et al., 2018yyyyyyyn/an/an/an/an/a100%
Jennings et al., 2017yyyyyyyn/an/an/an/an/a100%
Kelvin et al., 2016yyyyyyyn/an/an/an/an/a100%
Knight et al., 2017yyyyyyyn/an/an/an/an/a100%
Makusha et al., 2015yyyyyyyn/an/an/an/an/a100%
Martinez Perez et al., 2016yyyyyyyn/an/an/an/an/a100%
Matovu et al., 2018yyyyyyyn/an/an/an/an/a100%
Ngure et al., 2017yyyyyyyn/an/an/an/an/a100%
  1. *Y yes; *N no; C can’t tell
  2. Screening questions (for all types)
  3. Q1: Are there clear research questions?
  4. Q2: Do the collected data allow to address the research questions?
  5. Qualitative
  6. Q3: Is the qualitative approach appropriate to answer the research question?
  7. Q4: Are the qualitative data collection methods adequate to address the research question?
  8. Q5: Are the findings adequately derived from the data?
  9. Q6: Is the interpretation of results sufficiently substantiated by data?
  10. Q7: Is there coherence between qualitative data sources, collection, analysis and interpretation?
  11. Mixed methods
  12. Q8: Is there an adequate rationale for using a mixed methods design to address the research question?
  13. Q9: Are the different components of the study effectively integrated to answer the research question?
  14. Q10: Are the outputs of the integration of qualitative and quantitative components adequately interpreted?
  15. Q11: Are divergences and inconsistencies between quantitative and qualitative results adequately addressed?
  16. Q12: Do the different components of the study adhere to the quality criteria of each tradition of the methods involved?
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