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Table 2 Focus Group Schedule

From: Divided by a lack of common language? - a qualitative study exploring the use of language by health professionals treating back pain

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.