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Table 1 Moderator’s Guide for Interviews

From: Pain management among Dominican patients with advanced osteoarthritis: a qualitative study

Topic Question
Arthritis pain - Tell me about your arthritis pain. Can you remember the first time you knee/hip started to hurt? Can you describe what your pain feels like?
- How have you managed pain related to your arthritis?
- How has your arthritis pain impacted your life?
- To what extent do you feel you are able to control your arthritis pain?
Pain self-care - What do you do when you experience pain? Why?
- Who do you tell about your pain? Why?
- What do you do when someone comes to you with pain?
- What types of treatments do you use for your pain? Tell me about your beliefs that influence your use of treatment.
- What works best for you to treat your pain?
- What do you do when you get a headache? Toothache? Sprain or broken bone?
Pain care-seeking - Have you ever seen a doctor for pain? If yes, how do doctors ask you about your pain? What do they do for your pain?
- What do you know about pain medications?
- Have you tried any medications for pain? How did they work? When do you take pain medication?
- Do you know the term “opioids?” If so, what do you know about opioids? Have you ever used them?
- Do you know the term “morphine?” If so, what do you know about opioids? Have you ever used them?
Postoperative expectations and pain management - What do you expect the surgery to be like? Do you expect it to be painful?
- What do you think postsurgical recovery will be like? Do you expect that it will be painful?
- How do you expect your pain to be treated after surgery?