Table 3

Typical comments from participants.

Online RMDQ

Paper RMDQ

Positive features

"Much easier to change an answer after further consideration if necessary"

"Saves paper"

"Saves walking to mailbox which can be a problem due to back pain."

"Knew what to expect"

"Can see full overview of questions"

Negative features

"Sometimes navigating with the mouse was not always easy, i.e. clicking in the yes/no boxes"

"Not keen on using computers"

"I am not a great fan of working online"

"Difficult to change things if you filled in the wrong box"

"Not environmentally friendly"

Bishop et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:113   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-113

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