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Table 4 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) Setting Data collection Participants Data analysis Services referred in the study
Leite da Silva A (2004) [52] Australia Participant observation, in depth individual interviews (n = 33), focus group (8 FG) Brazilian migrant women (n = 33) Open, selective and axial coding (by using a computer program for the analysis of qualitative data QSR Nvivo) Primary health care, public and private
Blignaut I (2008) [53] Australia In depth interviews (n = 33) Community members (9 F, 4 M), Chinese mental health patients (8 F, 1 M) Utilization of codes into categories and subcategories Nvivo. Mental Health Services
Johnson JL (2004) [54] Canada Open-ended interviews (n = 50). Focus group (6 FG- 30 participants). South Asian India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Fiji and East Africa Women (n = 80) from different religions Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Christian. Ethnographic techniques/Analysis for themes, patterns and categories Non-specified
Whitley R (2006) [55] Canada In depth interviews (n = 15) West Indian migrants (11 F, 4 M) Ethnographic techniques. Mental Health Services
Wang L (2008) [56] Canada Focus groups (2 FG), field observations Chinese migrants (n = 15) Descriptive analysis Primary health care
Asanin J (2008) [57] Canada Focus groups (14 FG) Migrants from Pakistan, India, China, Romanian others 53 Grounded theory Non-specified
Dean JA (2010) [58] Canada In depth interviews (n = 23) Migrants from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America/Carribbean, Europe Inductive analysis Non-specified
Poureslami I (2011) [59] Canada Focus Groups Latino, Chinese, Iranian and Punjabi communities Descriptive analysis Primary health care
Remennick L (1998) [60] Israel Qualitative interviews Russian Migrants Content analysis Non specified
Elnekave E (2004) [61] Israel Qualitative phase: Participant Observation, long and short/semi-structured interviews (80 F), focus group Arab Israeli women Analysis for themes, patterns and categories Non-specified
Shtarkshal RA (2009) [62] Israel Semi-structured interviews Ethiopian Migrants (14) Analysis through socio-ecological model Non-specified
Suurmond J (2011) [63] Netherlands Semi-structured individual and group interviews with 22 participants 7 non-Dutch origins (Chile, China, Turkey, Dominic Republic, Portugal, Italia, Surinam Deductive analysis from a framework method Primary and specialized
Zhang W (2008) [64] New Zealand Face to face interviews (n = 21) Chinese migrants (11 F, 10 M) Analysis for themes, patterns and categories Dental health services Primary health care
Ramos M. (2001) [65] Spain Focus groups (3 FG), Nominal groups (NG = 3), Partially structured interviews (n = 14) Economic migrants Analysis for themes, patterns and categories Primary health care
Terrasa-Nuñez R (2010) [66] Spain Semi-structured interviews (n = 18) Ecuadorian migrants (8 F, 10 M) Inductive analysis Non-specified
  1. Setting: Rest of countries.