∙ Primary qualitative studies focused on respite services as they relate to dementia.|
∙ Mixed methods research with a distinct and clearly reported qualitative element.
∙ Only studies with descriptions of the i) data collection and ii) data analysis procedures will be included.
∙ Studies employing surveys will be included if they collect qualitative data relating to the research question and meet other inclusion criteria.
∙ Participants with dementia and their carers must be community-dwelling.
∙ Published in English in peer-reviewed journals.
∙ Quantitative studies with no qualitative element.|
∙ Qualitative studies which do not include the perspectives of key stakeholders e.g. studies employing observational techniques only.
∙ Studies which include or are focused on older adults generally (not just people with dementia) and/or their carers.
∙ Studies which are not peer-reviewed e.g. reports, theses.
∙ Studies not reported in English.