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Table 1 Flowchart of the mixed-methods sequential explanatory design

From: A feasibility study of the Mini-AFTER telephone intervention for the management of fear of recurrence in breast cancer survivors: a mixed-methods study protocol

Phase Procedure Product
Phase 1: data collection • Web-based survey • Numerical data
• Freetext responses
Phase 1: data analysis • Multi-level models
• Sensitivity analysis
• Coding free text responses
• Descriptive statistics
• Coded themes
Connecting Phase 1 and 2 • Purposive sampling frame determined by survey findings on specific domains
• Develop interview questions to answer questions raised by survey findings
• Interview sample
• Semi-structured interview schedule
Phase 2: data collection • Individual semi-structured phone interviews (n = 20)
• Verbatim transcription of interview audio recordings
• Interview transcripts
Phase 2: data analysis • Framework analysis • Thematic framework
• Indexed and charted data
• Mapping and interpretation of the data
Integration of Phase 1 and 2 results • Interpretation of the survey data
• Refinement to implementation process
• Discussion
• Refinement of the Mini-AFTER intervention
• Revision of Mini-AFTER study design
• Feasible process for implementing Mini-AFTER in BCN practice
• Future research
  1. Adapted from Ivankova et al. [31]