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Table 2 Study quality assessment for qualitative studies [26] using the CASP Tool

From: The feasibility, acceptability and outcomes of exergaming among individuals with cancer: a systematic review

  Yes No Can’t tell Comments
1) Was there a clear statement of the aims of the research?    Aim and rationale of the study is clear.
2) Is a qualitative methodology appropriate?    Methodology necessary in order to evaluate participants’ experiences.
3) Was the research design appropriate to address the aims of the research?    Research design explained and justified in accordance with research goals.
4) Was the recruitment strategy appropriate to the aims of the research?    Clear explanation as to how participants were recruited and justified sample size.
5) Was the data collected in a way that addressed the research issue?    Data collection setting and data collection method wasn’t justified. Detail as to how interviews were recorded and transcribed.
6) Has the relationship between researcher and participants been adequately considered?    Researcher informs of no relationship with the participants.
7) Have ethical issues been taken into consideration?    Brief explanation of how participants were informed of the research and no detail on maintenance of ethical standards.
8) Was the data analysis sufficiently rigorous?    Brief detail of data analysis. Semi-structured interview could be source of bias.
9) Is there a clear statement of findings?    Research hasn’t discussed credibility of their findings. No information regarding second analyst for transcriptions and interpretations.
10) How valuable is the research?    Research contributes to existing knowledge and identifies new areas to be researched