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Table 4 Descriptive statistics

From: Examining palliative and end of life care research in Ireland within a global context: a systematic mapping review of the evidence

  Number Percent
Design
 Quantitative 38 25.17
 Qualitative 35 23.18
 Mixed 30 19.87
 Review 25 16.56
 Secondary data analysis 14 9.27
 Other 7 4.64
 Service evaluation 2 1.32
Method
 Mixed/multi method 38 25.17
 Questionnaire, surveys, and standardised assessment tools 33 21.85
 Interviews or focus groups 30 19.87
 Review 26 17.22
 Case note review or documentary analysis 9 5.96
 Secondary data analysis 4 2.65
 Database analysis 3 1.99
 Expert panel 3 1.99
 Participant observation 1 0.66
 Randomised control trial 1 0.66
Participants
 HCPs 44 35.20
 Patients and carers 37 29.60
 Mixed 22 17.60
 Other 9 7.20
 Researchers 5 4.0
 Students 5 4.0
 General public 3 2.40
Region
 Ireland/NI (National) 44 36.97
 Ireland/NI (One region) 41 34.45
 International excluding Ireland/NI 14 11.76
 International including Ireland/NI 14 11.76
 UK excluding Ireland/NI 4 3.36
 UK including Ireland/NI 2 1.68
Setting
 Community (home care, care homes, hospice, specialised Palliative Care Units (PCUs)) 45 40.91
 Mixed 34 30.91
 Hospital 20 18.18
 Other 11 10.0