Table 3 Quality Assessment

From: A qualitative meta-synthesis of facilitators and barriers to tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment in Nigeria

Study Credibility Relevance Score
Data collection Auditability Reflexivity Negative cases Fair dealing Transferability Analytic generalization
Adejumo 2020 [40] x x     x x B
Ajayi 2013 [38] x x x   x x x A
Bieh et al., 2017 [41] x x x   x x x A
Ogbuabor 2020 [42] x x    x x x B
Olukolade et al., 2017 [43] x x    x x   B
Okeibunor et al., 2006 [44] x x    x x x B
Onyeneho 2010 [45] x x    x x x B
Oshi et al., 2016 [46] x x    x x x B
Ushie & Jegede 2012 [47] x x    x x x B
Ukwaja et al 2017 [48] x x x   x x x A
1-2 points = C, 3-5 points = B and 6-7 points = A
Quality assessment questions
  Data collection • Were explanations of sampling strategies and data collection methods provided?
  Auditability • Was the method of data analysis described and enough data displayed to allow the reader to determine whether the interpretations made by the researcher is supported by the data?
  Reflexivity • Did the authors acknowledge the influence of the research process and the presence of the researcher including the role of prior biases, assumptions and experience, on the collected data?
  Negative cases • Has appropriate attention been given to contradictory data? Are negative cases taken into account?
  Fair dealing • Did the authors explore alternative, plausible explanations for the data collected and incorporate a range of different perspectives?
  Transferability • Did the authors provide information regarding participants, setting and context so that the reader might be able to determine the relevance of the findings to other settings (transferability)?
  Analytic generalization • Did the authors discuss findings within a broader context, propose generalization of findings and/or suggest a direction for future research?