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Table 5 Characteristics of the included published research studies

From: Discrimination against childbearing Romani women in maternity care in Europe: a mixed-methods systematic review

Author and countries Focus Design and methods Sampling strategy Sample characteristics Analytic strategy Quality score Funding
Janevic et al., [58]
Serbia and Macedonia
Discrimination and access to prenatal and maternity care amongst Romani women Community-based participatory research.
8 focus groups
In-depth structured interviews
Purposive sampling of Romani women.
Snowball sampling of gynaecologists
71 Romani women who had given birth in past year, age 14–44.
8 Gynaecologists
Constant comparison method B Not specified
Columbini et al. [59]
Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia
To explore access of Roma in South-Eastern Europe to sexual and reproductive health services Focus group discussions Purposive sampling 58 male and female Romani participants Thematic analysis using AtlasTi B- UNFPA, and European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Condon and Salmon [60]
South-west England
To explore mothers and grandmothers’ views on feeding in the first year of life, including the support provided by health professionals. 1-1 interviews Not specified 22 women, of whom 11 were Romani. 2 were grandmothers and 9 mothers. Coding using NVivo 9 and development of themes B- University of the West of England as part of the SPUR Early Career Researcher funding stream.