Table 3

Description of 75 mixed methods studies in the documentary analysis and 20 interviewees

Characteristics of 75 studies

% (n)


Funding programme

Current programmes

SDO

27% (20)

HTA

17% (13)

NEAT

1% (1)

Past programmes

33% (25)

PRP

21% (16)


Year of funding

20% (15)

Pre 1995

20% (15)

1996–1998

33% (25)

1999–2001

17% (13)

2002–2004

29% (22)


Type of study

Evaluation

46% (34)

RCT

18% (14)

Other

28% (21)

Feasibility study

7% (5)

RCT

4% (3)

Other

3% (2)

Fieldwork and survey

40% (30)

Instrument development

7% (5)


Characteristics of 20 interviewees

N = 20


Type of researcher

Quantitative

11

Qualitative

9


Type of study

Evaluation with RCT

6

Evaluation other

8

Survey and fieldwork

4

Instrument development

2


Funding programme

Current programmes

SDO

6

HTA

4

Past programmes

5

PRP

5


O'Cathain et al. BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:85   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-7-85

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