P a g e | 11 QUALITATIVE EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS IN PAIN 1. QES exploring what it is like to live with chronic non-malignant pain [5, 159-170, 180, 181] We identified 15 QES that explored the experience of living with chronic non-malignant pain [5, 159-170, 180, 181], including 2 that focused on chronic pelvic pain [180, 181]. Eleven of these had already been synthesised . We identified 4 additional studies [159, 164, 167, 169] which supported the themes and line of argument developed by Toye and colleagues in their mega-ethnography : The 100 concepts from 15 QES are shown in Appendix 2. ACTIVITY 6: LEARNING FROM 100 FINDINGS FROM QUALITATIVE EVIDENCE SYNTHESES OF CHRONIC PAIN Go to page 22 to find an activity sheet 2. QES exploring what it is like to live with rheumatoid arthritis [171-179] We identified 9 QES that explored the experience of Rheumatoid Arthritis [171-179]. One of these studies explored the experience of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDS) . The findings (rewritten in first person) are shown in Appendix 3.1 3. QES exploring what it is like to live with osteoarthritis [182-185] We identified 4 QES that explored the experience of living with osteoarthritis [182-185] Dockerty explored patients‟ adherence to analgesic medication . Smith and colleagues provided a descriptive account of what it is like to live with hip and knee osteoarthritis  and attitudes to conservative management. Paskins and colleagues explored peoples‟ experience of the medical consultation for OA . The findings are shown in Appendix 4. 4. QES exploring what it is like to live with juvenile idiopathic arthritis  We identified 1 QES that explored the experience of juvenile idiopathic arthritis . The findings are shown in Appendix 5. 1 A mega-ethnography of Rheumatoid Arthritis will be submitted for publication in 2018 and will present an interpretive line of argument from these QES findings APPENDIX 4 APPENDIX 3 APPENDIX 5 APPENDIX 2
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