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Table 1 Study characteristics

From: Patient outcomes after critical illness: a systematic review of qualitative studies following hospital discharge

Study Country Total number Number of male patients (%) Age (years)a Number of time points Type of interviewee Outcomes focused on Data collection method Data collection mode
Russell [34] Australia 298 1 Patient and caregiver/proxy Patient Telephone/in person Interview
Maddox et al. [40] Australia 5 2 (40 %) 60 [42–76] NA Patient and caregiver/proxy Patient and caregiver/proxy In person Interview
Papathanassoglou and Patiraki [46] Greece 8 3 (38 %) 3 Patient Patient In person Interview
Williams [39] UK 11 2 Patient Patient In person Interview
Talisayon et al. [49] Australia 5 4 (80 %) 50 (20) NA Patient Patient In person Interview/mixed
Storli et al. [36] Norway 10 4 (40 %) 46 [28–70] NA Patient Patient In person Interview
Sawdon et al. [32] UK 1 Patient and caregiver/proxy Patient and caregiver/proxy Telephone/in person Interview
Ramsay et al. [43] UK 20 11 (57 %) 61 (49–71) 1 Patient Patient In person Interview
Prinjha et al. [51] UK 34 20 (59 %) 52 (14) NA Patient Patient In person Interview
Pattison et al. [50] UK 22 8 (36 %) 59 (12.9) 2 Patient Patient Email interviews Interview/mixed methods
Hall-Smith et al. [33] UK 26 1 Patient Patient In person Interview
Walker et al. [37] UK 16 11(69 %) 43 (14.8) 1 Patient Patient In person Focus groups
Ewens et al. [48] Australia 18 9 (50 %) [34–84] 3 Patient Patient and caregiver/proxy Mail Interview
Deacon [47] Multiple countries 35 5 (14 %) 48 (9.79) NA Patient Patient Online questionnaire
Czerwonka et al. [18] Canada 5 3 (60 %) 5 Patient and caregiver/proxy Patient Telephone/in person Interview
Corrigan et al. [35] Sweden 14 3 (21 %) 52 [42–74] 2 Patient Patient In person Interview
Chiang [41] China 4 3 (75 %) 67.5 (9.86) 1 Patient and caregiver/proxy Patient and caregiver/proxy In person Interview
Chahraoui et al. [45] France 20 9 (45 %) 68 (8.5) 1 Patient Patient In person Interview
Agård et al. [16] Denmark 18 11(61 %) 55 (12.29) 2 Patient and caregiver/proxy Patient In person Focus groups and interview
Adamson et al. [42] Australia 6 4 (67 %) 64 [57–83] 1 Patient and caregiver/proxy Patient In person Interview
Abdalrahim and Zeilani [38] Jordan 18 7 (39 %) 53 (15.6) 1 Patient Patient In person Interview
Ewens et al. [44] Australia 1 1 (100 %) 37 2 Patient Patient In person Interview
  1. aData presented as mean (standard deviation), as median (interquartile range), or as median [absolute range]
  2. NA not applicable because the study was not longitudinal, – not reported