Qualitative study on patients with stroke

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7010.949b (Published 07 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:949
  1. Ann F Bisset,
  2. Rosemary Chesson
  1. Senior registrar Department of Public Health Medicine, Grampian Health Board, Aberdeen AB9 1RE
  2. Reader Department of Health Sciences, Robert Gordon's University, Aberdeen

    Leaves questions unanswered

    EDITOR,--Pandora Pound and colleagues' qualitative research on the views of patients with stroke on their admission to hospital raises several issues.1

    Firstly, how representative of patients with stroke was the study population? The information provided is mainly on exclusions. What proportion of all patients with stroke admitted to the two hospitals were included? How many patients had had more than one stroke?

    Secondly, is it “probably safe to assume that a reasonable spread of different views has been achieved,” particularly …

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