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Table 4 Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative studies: 62 items checklist

From: Qualitative process evaluation of a psycho-educational intervention targeted at people diagnosed with schizophrenia and their primary caregivers in Jordan

No. Item Guide questions/description Considered
Domain 1: Research team and reflexivity
 Personal Characteristics
1. Inter viewer/facilitator Which author/s conducted the interview or focus group? Yes
2. Credentials What were the researcher’s credentials? e.g. PhD, MD Yes
3. Occupation What was their occupation at the time of the study? Yes
4. Gender Was the researcher male or female? Yes
5. Experience and training What experience or training did the researcher have? Yes
 Relationship with participants
6. Relationship established Was a relationship established prior to study commencement? Yes
7. Participant knowledge of the interviewer What did the participants know about the researcher? e.g. personal goals, reasons for doing the research Yes
8. Interviewer characteristics What characteristics were reported about the inter viewer/facilitator? e.g. Bias, assumptions, reasons and interests in the research topic Yes
Domain 2: study design
 Theoretical framework
9. Methodological orientation and Theory What methodological orientation was stated to underpin the study? e.g. grounded theory, discourse analysis, ethnography, phenomenology, content analysis Yes
 Participant selection
10. Sampling How were participants selected? e.g. purposive, convenience, consecutive, snowball Yes
11. Method of approach How were participants approached? e.g. face-to-face, telephone, mail, email Yes
12. Sample size How many participants were in the study? Yes
13. Non-participation How many people refused to participate or dropped out? Reasons? No
 Setting
14. Setting of data collection Where was the data collected? e.g. home, clinic, workplace Yes
15. Presence of non-participants Was anyone else present besides the participants and researchers? Yes
16. Description of sample What are the important characteristics of the sample? e.g. demographic data, date Yes
 Data collection
17. Interview guide Were questions, prompts, guides provided by the authors? Was it pilot tested? Methods
18. Repeat interviews Were repeat inter views carried out? If yes, how many? N/A
19. Audio/visual recording Did the research use audio or visual recording to collect the data? Yes
20. Field notes Were field notes made during and/or after the interview or focus group? Yes
21. Duration What was the duration of the inter views or focus group? Yes
22. Data saturation Was data saturation discussed? Yes
23. Transcripts returned Were transcripts returned to participants for comment and/or correction? No
Domain 3: analysis and findings
 Data analysis
24. Number of data coders How many data coders coded the data? No
25. Description of the coding tree Did authors provide a description of the coding tree? No
26. Derivation of themes Were themes identified in advance or derived from the data? Yes
27. Software What software, if applicable, was used to manage the data? No
28. Participant checking Did participants provide feedback on the findings? No
 Reporting
29. Quotations presented Were participant quotations presented to illustrate the themes/findings? Was each quotation identified? e.g. participant number Yes
30. Data and findings consistent Was there consistency between the data presented and the findings? Yes
31. Clarity of major themes Were major themes clearly presented in the findings? Yes
32. Clarity of minor themes Is there a description of diverse cases or discussion of minor themes? Yes