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Table 2 Studies included in the scoping review

From: Experiences of type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa: a scoping review

Authors (Year) Country Participants Methods Themes Covered in the Study
Identifying type 2 diabetes Hybridity of diabetes care Impediments, improvisation and diabetes management Sources of Support Diabetes and HIV/AIDS
Adeniyi et al. (2015) [18] South Africa 17 people with diabetes with HBA1c ≥ 9% registered in a single clinic Interviews x   x x  
Aikins (2003) [19] Ghana 28 people with diabetes recruited using snowballing and opportunistic methods Interviews x x x x x
Aikins (2005) [20] Ghana 26 urban people and 41 rural people with diabetes recruited through 2 clinics, 1 self-help group and snowball sampling Interviews, Focus group discussion, Ethnography x x x   x
Awah and Philimore (2008) [21] Cameroon 82 people with diabetes registered at 1 of 4 clinics included in the study Interview, Ethnography x x x   x
Awah, Unwin and Phillimore (2008) [10] Cameroon 20 people with diabetes and their families registered at 1 of 4 clinics Participant Observation, Fieldwork, interviews, Focus group discussion x x x   x
BeLue et al. (2012) [22] Senegal 54 people with diabetes registered at a single clinic Interviews x x x x x
Booysen and Schlemmer (2015) [23] South Africa 29 people with diabetes patients with Hgt > 12 mmol/l Recruited through a single community health centre Interviews, Focus group discussion x   x x  
Broder et al. (2014) [24] Ghana 59 people with diabetes recruited from Ghana’s National Diabetes Research and Management Centre Focus group discussion x x x   
Doherty et al. (2014) [25] Ghana 40 people with diabetes registered at a single clinic Focus groups, semi-structured interviews x   x   
Habte et al. (2016) [26] Ethiopia 39 people with diabetes registered at 1 of 3 clinics Semi-structured interviews x x x   x
Hjelm and Nambozi (2008) [27] Uganda 25 people with diabetes registered at a single clinic Semi-structured interviews x x x   
Hjelm and Mufunda (2010) [8] Zimbabwe 21 people with diabetes registered at a single clinic Semi-structured interviews x x x x  
Kagee, Le Roux and Dick, (2007) [28] South Africa 9 people with diabetes registered at 1 of 4 clinics Semi-structured interviews x   x x  
Mendenhall and Norris (2015) [29] South Africa 27 people with diabetes recruited from an existing cohort study Semi-structured interviews x x x x  
Metta et al. (2015a) [30] Tanzania 35 people with diabetes recruited from a single clinic Focus groups, semi-structured interviews x   x x x
Metta et al. (2015b) [31] Tanzania 19 people with diabetes recruited from the community and the local diabetes clinic Semi-structured interviews x x x   
Murphy et al. (2010) [9] South Africa 13 people with diabetes recruited from 1 of 3 community health centres Semi-structured interviews x x x x  
Mwangome et al. (2016) [32] Tanzania 9 people with diabetes recruited from 1 faith-based organisation facility Semi-structured interviews x   x x x
Nielsen et al. (2016) [33] Uganda 10 people with diabetes identified through a household survey Survey, Interviews, Observation x   x x  
O’Brien et al. (2015) [35] South Africa 19 people with diabetes recruited from private and public healthcare providers Interviews   x x x  
Tewahido and Berhane (2017) [34] Ethiopia 13 people with diabetes recruited from 1 of 2 clinics Interviews x   x x