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Table 1 QES included in mega-ethnography

From: A mega-ethnography of eleven qualitative evidence syntheses exploring the experience of living with chronic non-malignant pain

AUTHOR AIM OF QES SEARCH DATE NUMBER OF STUDIES ANALYTIC METHODS ANALYTIC OUTPUT
BUNZLI ET AL. 2013 [52] To provide a richer understanding of patients’ chronic low back pain experience. To Oct 2011 25 Sandalowski and Barroso 8 themes
FROUD ET AL. 2014 [51] To inform debate about outcome measure core-sets, and to suggest areas worthy of exploration within healthcare consultations for low back pain. To July 2011 49 Meta-ethnography 5 themes with line of argument
HOPAYIAN & NOTLEY 2014 [53] To describe the experience of health care of low back pain and sciatica patients with special reference to patients who do not receive a diagnosis. To May 2012 28 Thematic analysis 9 themes
MACNEELA ET AL. 2015 [54] The phenomenon of interest was the subjective experience of chronic low back pain. To Dec 2011 38 Meta-ethnography 13 themes with line of argument
MONSIVAIS & ENGEBRETSON 2011 [56] To examine attitudes, beliefs, behaviours, or communication issues of patients with chronic non-malignant pain or their care providers in the formal healthcare setting. 1991–2007 17 NK 4 themes
PARSONS ET AL. 2007 [55] To review studies exploring the influence of patients’ and primary care practitioners’ beliefs and expectations on the process of care for chronic musculoskeletal pain. To Dec 2004 15 Thematic analysis 3 themes
SIM & MADDEN 2008 [57] To gain an interpretive understanding of the subjective impact of fibromyalgia syndrome. To Oct 2006 23 Meta-synthesis 9 themes
SNELGROVE & LIOSSI 2013 [49] To articulate the knowledge gained from a review of qualitative studies of patients’ experiences of chronic low back pain. 2000–2012 33 Meta-ethnography 4 themes
SOUZA ET AL. 2011 [50] To present information regarding chronic pelvic pain and analyse the contribution of such studies to improving treatment. 1995–2010 7 NK 3 themes
TOYE ET AL. 2013 [9] To systematically review and integrate the findings of qualitative research to increase understanding of patients’ experiences of chronic non-malignant musculoskeletal pain. To Feb 2012 77 Meta-ethnography 11 themes with line of argument
TOYE, SEERS & BARKER 2014 [10] To systematically review and integrate the findings of qualitative research to increase our understanding of patients’ experiences of chronic pelvic pain. To March 2014 32 Meta-ethnography 9 themes with line of argument