Table 2

Scope of articles addressing time use and chronic disease
N(n=22) %
Region
United States 12 48
Australia 7 28
United Kingdom 1 4
Canada 1 4
Italy 1 4
Time users
Patient only 12 48
Informal carer only 5 20
Patient and informal carer 3 12
Other (method focus) 2 8
Article type^
Method used: survey 13 52
Method used: time use diary 3 12
Method used: qualitative (interview or focus group) 7 28
Method used: descriptive 2 8
Method used: modeling or RCT 2 8
Methodological issues (Informal carer) 4 16

^ Some articles used more than one method.

Jowsey et al.

Jowsey et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:1044   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-1044

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