Table 1

Summary of participants, interviews, observations, samples and purpose
Participants Number enrolled Method Data collected Purpose
CP Coordinators Five staff, including one each from the two focal sites In-depth, semi-structured interviews Interview transcripts [8 hours, 10 minutes] Views and perspectives of primary target group
CP Coordinators As above plus two additional CP Coordinators Group interview Transcript [36 minutes] Views and perspectives of primary target group
CReps Ten key informant volunteers In-depth, semi-structured interviews Interview transcripts [11 hours 19 minutes] Views and perspectives of secondary target group
Health service staff members Nineteen purposively sampled clinicians and managers In-depth, semi-structured interviews Interview transcripts [15 hours 23 minutes] Views and perspectives of secondary target group
Attendees at hospital committees Members at ten meetings (10–15 members at each) Non-participant observation Recording & fieldnotes [10 hours, 58 minutes] Interactions, issues discussion, resolutions, action points
Attendees at Community Network Meetings Members at eleven meetings [6–10 CReps and 1–3 staff at each] Non-participant and participant observations Recording & fieldnotes [15 hours, 17 minutes] Interactions, issues discussion, resolutions, action points
Attendees at CRep Council Meetings Members at five meetings [15–20 CReps and 1-3staff at each] Non-participant and participant observations Recording & fieldnotes [9 hours, 12 minutes] Interactions, issues discussion, resolutions, action points
Attendees at CP Coordinator Meetings Members at four meetings [5–9 CP Coordinators at each] Non-participant and participant observations Recording & fieldnotes [6 hours, 55 minutes] Interactions, issues discussion, resolutions, action points
Attendees at end of year, full day district Community Participation Conferences Members at two meetings [Approx 70 attendees at each] Non-participant observations Recordings & fieldnotes [two full days of 14 hours combined] Interactions, issues, presentations, discussion, resolutions, action points
Totals 36 group and individual interviews, and over 30 CReps and 60 staff directly observed 56 hrs 22 mins: formal observation
36 hrs 18 mins: interviews

Nathan et al.

Nathan et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:154   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-154

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