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Table 3 Characteristics of the studies included in the review

From: A metasynthesis of qualitative studies regarding opinions and perceptions about barriers and determinants of health services’ accessibility in economic migrants

First author (year) Data collection Participants Data analysis Services referred in the study
Boyer LE (2001) [40] Interviews in participant’s homes 20 Hispanic women 18/65 years of age Content analysis/Analysis for themes, patterns and categories Primary health care
Buki LP (2004) [41] Focus groups (5 FG) Latina women (n = 58) from Mexico (n = 13), Puerto Rico (n = 10), Cuba (n = 12), El Salvador (n = 12) and South America (n = 11). Grounded theory/Analysis for themes, patterns and categories Primary health care
Pinzon-Perez H (2005) [42] Semi-structured interviews Migrant Latina women (n = 51) Phenomenological approach Primary health care
Goodman MJ (2006) [43] Focus group (9 FG) Latino patients (n = 70) Content analysis Primary health care
Gany FM (2006) [44] Focus groups (13 FG) Caribbean (2FG), Cantonese/Chinese (2FG), Mandarin/Chinese (1FG), Haitian community (2FG), Korean Community (2FG), Latino community (4FG). Total 108 (44 M, 64 F) Inductive analysis techniques: Analysis for themes, patterns and categories. Primary health care
Natale-Pereira A (2008)[45] Focus groups (5 FG) Latino staff members from 5 community based organizations in New Jersey (8 M, 28 F) Grounded theory Primary health care
Simpson JL (2008) [46] In depth interviews (n = 7) Muslim Arabic Women (n = 7) Phenomenological approach Primary health care
Wu MC (2009)[47] Focus Groups (4FG) Korean Migrants (Community Women n = 15) Content Analysis Mental Health Services
Cristancho S (2004) [48] Focus groups: "focused small groups discussions" (n = 19) Hispanic migrants 181 from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Cuba and Puerto Rico Analysis for themes, patterns and categories Non-specified
Garces I (2006) [49] Focus group (8 FG, n = 54) Migrant Latina women (n = 54) Identification of categories in Theoretical model (PEN-3) Non-specified
McGuire S (2006) [50] In depth semi structured interviews (n = 22) Indigenous Oaxacan women (n = 22) Dimensional coding/Theoretical and operational memos/Explanatory matrix. Non-specified
Harari N (2008) [51] Semi-structured interviews (n = 50) Latino migrant (32 F, 18 M) Content analysis/Analysis for themes and categories Non-specified
  1. Setting: U.S.