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Table 4 Recommendations for practice and policy from mixed methods and stand-alone qualitative papers

From: Including mixed methods research in systematic reviews: Examples from qualitative syntheses in TB and malaria control

  Health education only Health education/ Intervention Policy recommendations Intervention only No recommendations Research implications
Qualitative studies
TB review (n = 21) 2 (10%) 9 (43%) 2 (10%) 6 (29%) 2 (10%) 9 (43%)
Malaria review (n = 19) 2 (11%) 12 (63%) 0 (0%) 4 (21%) 0 (0%) 7 (37%)
Total (n = 40) 4 (10%) 21 (53%) 2 (5%) 10 (25%) 2 (5%) 16 (40%)
Mixed methods studies
TB review (n = 14) 2 (14%) 3 (21%) 0 (0%) 8 (57%) 0 (0%) 7 (50%)
Malaria review (n = 24) 2 (8%) 10 (42%) 2 (8%) 6 (25%) 0 (0%) 9 (38%)
Total (n = 38) 4 (11%) 13 (34%) 2 (5%) 14 (37%) 0 (0%) 16 (42%)