Statistics from Altmetric.com
Studies were identified by searching Sociological Abstracts, Psychological Abstracts, Dissertation Abstracts, CINAHL, Medline, and Allied Health databases. Monographs, articles, and chapters were identified by searching refereed nursing, social science, and allied health journals and books.
Published and unpublished studies of qualitative research in the English language were selected if they were produced between January 1980 and July 1996, investigated the individual or collective firsthand perspective of the chronic illness experience, described the data analysis process, and provided participant demographic data.
Data extraction and analysis
Data were extracted on data collection and analysis methods, research findings, theoretical frameworks, and emergent theories. Meta-ethnography was used as an organising framework for appraising the research methods of selected studies, interpreting and synthesising results, and identifying and explaining emergent …
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.