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Table 4 Quality appraisal checklist and total quality score for included qualitative studies

From: Acceptability of predictive testing for ischemic heart disease in those with a family history and the impact of results on behavioural intention and behaviour change: a systematic review

Criteriaa Middlemass et al [56] Saukko et al [62]
Question / objective sufficiently described? 2 1
Study design evident and appropriate? 1 2
Context for the study clear? 1 2
Connection to a theoretical framework / wider body of knowledge? 0 2
Sampling strategy described, relevant and justified, and includes full range of relevant cases? 1 2
Data collection methods clearly described and systematic? 1 2
Data analysis clearly described and systematic? 2 2
Use of verification procedure(s) to establish credibility? 2 2
Conclusions supported by the results? 2 2
Reflexivity of the account? 0 0
Total score (%) 60% 85%
  1. aYes = 2, Partial = 1, No = 0. Summary score calculated as: ((number of yes × 2) + (number of partial ×1))/ 20