Table 2

Focus Group Schedule

Groups

Questions used to facilitate focus groups


For all groups

Do you think the language/type of words you use when you see your

Patient/GP etc matters? Why? How?

For each term: What do you think this word/phrase means? What do you

think other people think it means (e.g. such as patients, GPs etc)

What do you think having an (eg.Xray, MRI) will show?

Follow up prompts used to explore the meaning and understanding of each

term

For Health Professional

Groups only

Are there any other words you used to describe back pain/ache to a patient?

Follow up prompts used to explore the meaning and understanding of each

term


For Members of the

Public Groups Only

Are there any other words that you have heard used to describe back pain?

What do you think (list of health care professions in turn) do when you have

back pain?

Follow up prompts used to explore the meaning and understanding of each

Term.


Barker et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:123   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-10-123

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