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Table 2 Topic areas for studies using Q-methodology in healthcare

From: A scoping review of Q-methodology in healthcare research

Topic Area Count %
Health professional education 50 17.3
Nursing practice 39 13.5
Mental healthcare 37 12.8
Chronic disease 18 6.2
Gender, sexual and reproductive health 16 5.5
End of life care 15 5.2
Health and healthcare attitudes 11 3.8
Cancer 10 3.5
Healthcare technology 9 3.1
Health system planning, resource allocation and access 8 2.8
Organisational values, behaviours and roles 8 2.8
Allied health 8 2.8
Dentistry and orthodontics 8 2.8
Primary care 7 2.4
Dementia and aged care 7 2.4
Pharmacy 7 2.4
Caregiving 6 2.1
Othera 25 8.7
Total 289 100
  1. a ‘Other’ covers categories with ≤ 5 studies and includes acute and infectious conditions, disability, medicine, organ transplant, paediatric care, population health, rehabilitation, and research practice