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Table 2 Studies included in the review

From: A systematic review of experiences of advanced practice nursing in general practice

Author(s) Study location Methodology and method(s) Sampling and participants Phenomena
Blackburn et al. [22] United Kingdom Qualitative
Semi-structured interviews
Purposive
17 general practitioners (GPs) 17 nurses
Raising the topic of weight
Ehrlich et al. [34] Australia Grounded Theory
Semi-structured interviews
Purposive
10 GPs 6 nurses
Care coordination
Ehrlich et al. [32] Australia Qualitative interpretive
Semi-structured focus group interviews
Purposive
9 nurses
Care coordination
Eley et al. [33] Australia Mixed Methods
Interviews and self-reported questionnaires
Randomised
8 GPs 4 nurses 10 patients
Chronic disease management
Furler et al. [9] Australia Qualitative
Semi-structured interviews
Purposive
7 GPs 5 nurses 18 patients
Nurse-led model of care for insulin initiation for patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM)
Furler et al. [36] Australia Qualitative
Semi-structured interviews
Purposive
10 GPs 4 diabetes nurse specialists (DNSs) 12 patients
Barriers and enablers to timely initiation of insulin
Johnson and Goyder [26] United Kingdom Qualitative
Semi-structured interviews
Purposive
12 GPs 3 DNSs 2 nurses
Integrated diabetes care
Mahomed et al. [8] Australia Grounded theory
In-depth interviews
Purposive
38 patients
The process of patient satisfaction with nurse-led chronic disease management in general practice
Main et al. [30] United Kingdom Grounded theory
Semi-structured
Purposive
10 GPs 8 nurse practitioners (NPs)
1 practice nurse 2 managers
Barriers to integration of NPs in primary care
Manski-Nankervis et al. [35] Australia Qualitative
Semi-structured interviews
Purposive
21 GPs, practice nurses and DNSs
The roles and relationships between health professionals involved in insulin initiation
McKenna et al. [24] Australia Qualitative
Semi-structured interviews
Purposive
23 stakeholders
Barriers and enablers influencing the development of advanced nursing roles in general practice
McKinlay et al. [10] New Zealand Qualitative
Semi-structured interviews
Unclear
17 nurses
The role of general practice nurses in mental health care
Mills et al. [25] Australia Grounded theory
Interviews
Purposive
18 nurses
Cervical screening
Mitchell et al. [29] Canada Phenomenological
Semi-structured interviews
Purposive
16 GPs
NPs as inter-professional educators
Oandasan et al. [23] Canada Case study
Interviews and focus groups
Purposive
7 nurses
Role and competencies of family practice nurses
Phillips et al. [37] Australia Multi-method
Interviews, structured observations and artefacts
Illustrative
37 nurses 22 practice managers
Structure and value of nurse and GP labour
Price and Williams [28] United Kingdom Qualitative, exploratory
Individual interviews and focus groups
Pragmatic
7 NPs 10 GPs 2 nurse lecturers
NP referral practice
Speed and Luker [15] United Kingdom Ethnographical
Participant observation and semi-structured interviews
Unclear
33 nurses
Methods used by GPs and nurses to organise each other
Sunaert et al. [31] Belgium Qualitative
Semi-structured interviews and focus groups
Purposive
29 GPs 10 patients
Support to GPs during insulin therapy initiation
Walsh et al. [27] Canada Qualitative, descriptive
Semi-structured interviews
Purposive
4 NPs 17 medical residents
NPs as educators of medical residents in family practice