Different subgroups of people with AF had different professional support needs: People with more severe symptoms needed more emotional support as well as more tangible support and people with paroxysmal AF needed more informational support.There are in excess of one million people across the UK people living with atrial fibrillation (AF), a long term condition that can lead to stroke and other complications, costing the NHS over ?? However little is known about the experience of living with AF and what patients???perceptions are of the support they receive from health professionals.\ud In order to ensure that patients have the best possible experience of care, healthcare professionals need to have an understanding of how patients view their condition and the type of support they would like to receive from the professionals involved in their care.Each chapter stands alone, describing the various steps of the research process, but contains links to other chapters. Chapter 1 Introduction to Mixed Methods Research for Nursing and the Health Sciences. Within the text, 'real-life' examples from the published literature, doctoral theses and the unpublished work of the authors, illustrate the concepts being discussed. Chapter 2 Does Mixed Methods Constitute A Change In Paradigm?