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Access to primary care for socio-economically disadvantaged older people in rural areas: exploring realist theory using structural equation modelling in a linked dataset

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Realist approaches seek to answer questions such as ‘how?’, ‘why?’, ‘for whom?’, ‘in what circumstances?’ and ‘to what extent?’ interventions ‘work’ using context-mechanism-outcome (CMO) configurations. Quantitative methods are not well-established in realist approaches, but structural equation modelling (SEM) may be useful to explore CMO configurations. Our aim was to assess the feasibility and appropriateness of SEM to explore CMO configurations and, if appropriate, ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s12874-018-0514-x

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
ORCID:
0000-0002-5384-4157
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Medical Research Methodology Journal website
Volume:
18
Pages:
57
Publication date:
2018-06-19
Acceptance date:
2018-05-31
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pubs:858117
URN:
uri:f54a7245-ef37-4924-8188-818db997fa43
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uuid:f54a7245-ef37-4924-8188-818db997fa43
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pubs:858117

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