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Table 3 Quality assessment of included documents

From: Socio-cultural implications for women’s menstrual health in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs): a scoping review

Publication (a) Article type (b) Study design (c) Was there a clear statement of the aim? Is a (qualitative) method appropriate? Was the research design appropriate to address the study aim? Was recruitment strategy appropriate to research aim? Was data collection method address research issue? Has the relationship between researcher and participants been considered? Have ethical issues been taken into consideration? Was the data sufficiently rigorous? Is there a clear statement of findings Will result help locally? (valuable of the research)
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Clauson 2012 [42] GL-RR Original. research: Qual. design Y Y Y Y Y CT Y Y Y Y
Fitzgerald 1990 [35] SA Original research: Mix methods Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Francois et al. 2017 [36] GL-RR Original research: Qual. Design Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
Hugget and Natoli 2017 [37] GL-RR Original research: Qual. design Y Y CT Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Jenkins 1994 [38] SA-BC Original research: Qual. design Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mohammed et al. 2018 [15] SA Original research: Qual. design Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mohammed and Natoli 2017 [40] GL-RR Original research: Qual. design Y Y CT CT Y Y Y Y Y Y
Natoli and Huggett 2016 [39] GL-RR Original research: Qual. design Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Sniekers 2005 [34] SA Original research: Qual. design Y Y CT Y CT CT N CT Y Y
UNICEF 2018 [41] GL-RR Original research: Qual. Design Y Y Y CT Y N Y Y Y Y
Vallely et al. 2012 [33] SA Original research: Qual. design Y Y Y Y Y N CT Y Y Y
  1. aPMS pre-menstrual syndrome
  2. bMaterials such as water, soap, toilet paper and sanitary pads
  3. (a) Figure within parenthesis is reference number in reference list
  4. (b) BC = Book chapter; GL = Grey Literature; SA = Scholarly article; RR = Research report; RA = Review article
  5. (c) Qual = Qualitative design; Quant = Quantitative design; SRW = Systematic review; RW = Review (not systematic)
  6. (d) Y = Yes; CT = Can’t tell; N = No (Abbreviation consistent with CASP tools)