Authors' Response to Peer-Review Reports: https://med.jmirx.org/2022/2/e38899/
Published Article: https://med.jmirx.org/2022/2/e35044/
This is a peer-review report submitted for the paper “Exploring the Reasons for Low Cataract Surgery Uptake Among Patients Detected in a Community Outreach Program in Cameroon: Focused Ethnographic Mixed Methods Study.”
Round 1 Review
- It is better to choose keywords that are MeSH terms.
- It is better to integrate all sections before Methods as an Introduction section.
- How did the researchers develop the interview guide?
- The trustworthiness of the results and validity and reliability need to be discussed separately for each research method.
- More details should be added to the Document Review section.
- How many participants took part in the focus groups?
- The Results section needs to be expanded.
- In the Discussion section, the summary of results does not need to be supported by the participant’s quotes.
- The Discussion section needs to be revised to be more integrated.
- Strengths and limitations of the study can be reported at the end of the discussion section.
- Research implications can be reported before conclusions.
Round 2 Review
I appreciate the authors  for their time and efforts to implement our suggestions. It seems that the manuscript has been improved; however, some issues are still remaining.
- The author response letter only includes the authors’ responses without mentioning the reviewers' comments. For some comments, they just said “done” and I have no idea what the comments were and what they exactly did. So, a complete response letter needs to be uploaded.
- The Discussion section needs to be integrated to show an integrated Discussion for the whole research. In the current format, it seems fragmented.
- Also, the subsections under the Conclusions section need to be moved to the end of the Discussion section or be integrated with other existing subheadings in this section.
Conflicts of Interest
- Mbwogge M, Nkumbe HE. Exploring the reasons for low cataract surgery uptake among patients detected in a community outreach program in Cameroon: focused ethnographic mixed methods study. JMIRx Med 2022;3(2):e35044 [FREE Full text]
Edited by E Meinert; This is a non–peer-reviewed article. submitted 19.04.22; accepted 19.04.22; published 09.06.22Copyright
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