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Table 1 Summary of research aims and processes for quantitative and adapted embedded qualitative studies

From: Applying a new concept of embedding qualitative research: an example from a quantitative study of carers of people in later stage dementia

Study type Study aim Method Sample Analysis
Observational study To explore the presence and effect of different approaches to home support for people in later stage dementia within selected geographically distinct areas in England. Structured standardised interviews at 2 time points < 300 people aged 60+ in later stages of dementia and their carers across 6 NHS Trusts in Englanda Statistical
Adapted embedded study To explore:
1. The feasibility of collecting rich contextual, data during structured interviews
2. Foregrounding the voice of carers during structured research interviews
3. The research process from perspective of participants
Audio recording of subset of follow-up (time 2) structured standardised interviews Subset of 17 carers from one trust
Purposive sample using PANT score
Thematic analysis of incidental conversational data
  1. aFurther details of inclusion criteria are provided below. Full study details: Chester et al [5]