CASP Critical Appraisal Skills Programme – Qualitative
Paper for appraisal and reference: BIBLIOGRAPHY Pienaar, L., & Reynolds, F. (2015). ‘A respite thing’: A qualitative study of a creative arts leisure programme for family caregivers of people with dementia. Health Psychology Open, 1-11.
-495300428625Section A: Are the results of the trial valid?00Section A: Are the results of the trial valid?
3870325685800HINT: Consider What was the goal of the researchWhy was it thought importantIts relevance00HINT: Consider What was the goal of the researchWhy was it thought importantIts relevance
217170017145YesCan’t tellNo00YesCan’t tellNo1. Was there a clear statement ☒
of the aims of the research? ☐

-495300448310Comments: Yes the statement and the aims of the study have been clearly defined from the study topic and in the introduction which highlights the background of the study and its aims. The aim of the study was to link the security benefits of the presence of loved ones for dementia patients. The this study sought to determine the role played by creative arts support programs for dementia patients. 020000Comments: Yes the statement and the aims of the study have been clearly defined from the study topic and in the introduction which highlights the background of the study and its aims. The aim of the study was to link the security benefits of the presence of loved ones for dementia patients. The this study sought to determine the role played by creative arts support programs for dementia patients.
3841750107315HINT: Consider If the research seeks to interpret or illuminate the actions and / or subjective experiences of research participantsIs qualitative research the right methodology for addressing the research goal00HINT: Consider If the research seeks to interpret or illuminate the actions and / or subjective experiences of research participantsIs qualitative research the right methodology for addressing the research goal
217170017145YesCan’t tellNo00YesCan’t tellNo2. Is a qualitative methodology ☒
appropriate? ☐

-509270448310Comments: qualitative studies are the best when the nature of the study is based on collecting the views, opinions and perception of the participants on the topic CITATION Smi11 l 1033 (Smith, 2011). From the nature of the study, a qualitative study is appropriate since the nature of the study is to gather the opinions of people on the topic.020000Comments: qualitative studies are the best when the nature of the study is based on collecting the views, opinions and perception of the participants on the topic CITATION Smi11 l 1033 (Smith, 2011). From the nature of the study, a qualitative study is appropriate since the nature of the study is to gather the opinions of people on the topic.
-5060951621155Is it worth continuing?00Is it worth continuing?
3609975152400HINT: ConsiderIf the researcher has justified the research design (e.g. have they discussed how they decided which method to use)00HINT: ConsiderIf the researcher has justified the research design (e.g. have they discussed how they decided which method to use)217170017145YesCan’t tellNo00YesCan’t tellNo3. Was the research design ☐
appropriate to address the aims ☐
of the research? ☐
-495300448310Comments: yes from the nature of the study topic, interpretive phenomenological analysis is the best qualitative research design for the study since it is a psychological qualitative research method that offers insights on how the participants make sense of a certain phenomenon. Thus this methodology is fit for this study (Smith, 2011). Thus this method allows the easy collection of the feeling of dementia patients on the presence of their loved ones.020000Comments: yes from the nature of the study topic, interpretive phenomenological analysis is the best qualitative research design for the study since it is a psychological qualitative research method that offers insights on how the participants make sense of a certain phenomenon. Thus this methodology is fit for this study (Smith, 2011). Thus this method allows the easy collection of the feeling of dementia patients on the presence of their loved ones.
217170017145YesCan’t tellNo00YesCan’t tellNo4. Was the recruitment strategy ☐
appropriate to the aims of the ☒
research? ☐