Table 1

Schedule of questions for focus groups and the corresponding theoretical domains
Domain Interview questions
Knowledge · Do you know about the Preventive Activities Before Pregnancy (PABP) recommendations that are outlined in the “Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice” produced by RACGP?
- If yes, what is your understanding of the recommendations?
- If no, the recommendations are [description of PABP recommendations and a copy of the recommendations provided to participants]
Skills · How do you usually deliver the PABP recommendations?
· Can you give an example of how you have delivered the PABP recommendations?
- What aspects of the PABP recommendations do you usually deliver?
Social/professional role and identity · What are your views about the PABP recommendations in general?
· Do you think it is an appropriate part of your job to be following these recommendations?
Beliefs about capabilities · How difficult or easy is it for you to deliver the PABP recommendations?
· What problems have you encountered?
· What would help you to overcome these problems?
· How confident are you that you can deliver the PABP recommendations despite the difficulties?
Beliefs about consequences · What are the advantages of delivering the PABP recommendations to patients?
· What are the disadvantages?
· Would you say that the benefits outweigh the costs?
Motivation and goals · How much do you want to deliver the PABP recommendations?
· How much do you feel you should deliver the PABP recommendations?
· Are there other things you want to do or achieve that interfere with the delivery of the PABP recommendations?
Memory, attention and decision processes · Do you think to deliver the PABP recommendations?
· How much attention do you have to pay to deliver the PABP recommendations?
· What are some reasons for deciding not to deliver PABP recommendations?
Environmental context and resources · To what extent do physical or resource factors facilitate or hinder you in delivering the PABP recommendations?
· Are there competing tasks and time constraints that impact the delivery of PABP recommendations?
· Do you have the necessary resources available to you to deliver the PABP recommendations?
Social influences · To what extent do social influences of peers, practice staff etc.… facilitate or hinder you in delivering the PABP recommendations?
· Do you observe other peers and role models delivering PABP recommendations?
Emotion · Do you think that any emotional factors influence whether PABP recommendations are delivered?
Behavioural regulation · Are there procedures or ways of working that encourage you to deliver the PABP recommendations?
Nature of behaviour · What might need to be done differently in order to increase delivery of PABP recommendations?
· What would you do differently?

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Mazza et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:36   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-36

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