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Table 1 Descriptive summary of included studies (N = 86)

From: Type 2 diabetes patients’ and providers’ differing perspectives on medication nonadherence: a qualitative meta-synthesis

Geography N Percent
 Australia 5 5.8
 Canada 7 8.1
  Ontario 6 6.9
  British Columbia 1 1.2
 Europe 31 36
  Netherlands 5 5.8
  Romania 2 2.3
  Sweden 2 2.3
  United Kingdom 16 18.6
  Othera 6 6.9
 United States 43 50
Study Participants N %
 Patients only 72 83.7
 Patients and providers 5 5.8
 Providers only 9 10.5
Qualitative Methodologies N %
 Content analysis 7 8.1
 Ethnography 4 4.7
 Grounded theory 17 19.8
 Otherb 8 9.3
 Phenomenological 4 4.7
 Qualitative (otherwise unspecified) 46 53.4
  1. a “Other” countries include: Multi-country studies, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Croatia
  2. b “Other” methods include: linguistic analysis (1), discourse analysis (1), narrative analysis (1), participatory action (1), framework analysis (1), and cognitive task analysis (3)