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Developing a patient-centered outcome measure for complementary and alternative medicine therapies II: Refining content validity through cognitive interviews

Jennifer J Thompson1, Kimberly L Kelly23, Cheryl Ritenbaugh23*, Allison L Hopkins2, Colette M Sims2 and Stephen J Coons4

Author Affiliations

1 Division of Biological Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

2 Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

3 School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

4 Patient-Reported Outcome Consortium, Critical Path Institute, Tucson, AZ, USA

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BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011, 11:136  doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-136

Published: 29 December 2011

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Stable word pairs. This file provides summary descriptions for each of the nine 'stable' word pairs. This material is provided for readers interested in the specific meanings ascribed to each term by participants. We also provide quotations illustrating how cognitive interview participants used them in context.

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