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Table 2 Critical appraisal tool for qualitative studies

From: The adaptation of older adults’ transition to residential care facilities and cultural factors: a meta-synthesis

Author(s)/year Clear research aims Qualitative methodology appropriate Research design appropriate Recruitment strategy appropriate Data collection appropriate? Participant Researcher relationship considered Ethical issues considered? Data analysis sufficiently rigorous Clear statement of findings? How valuable is the research? CASP score
Tracy [17] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 10
Wilson [7] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Can not tell Yes Yes Yes Yes 9
Heliker [18] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 10
Koppitz [19] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Can not tell Yes Yes Yes Yes 9
Lee [10] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Can not tell Yes Yes Yes Yes 9
Guevara [20] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Can not tell Yes Yes Yes Yes 9
Iwasiw [9] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Can not tell Yes No Yes Yes 9
Lee [21] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 10
Kahn [22] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Can not tell Yes Yes 7
Križaj [23] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Can not tell Yes Yes Yes Yes 9
Salarvand [16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Can not tell Can not tell No No No Can not tell 5