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Table 2 A-GLOVES semi-structured qualitative interview schedule

From: The effects of arthritis gloves on people with Rheumatoid Arthritis or Inflammatory Arthritis with hand pain: a study protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial (the A-GLOVES trial)

A-GLOVES Trial: Qualitative Semi-structured Interview Schedule
Opening/Main Question
“Having worn the arthritis gloves for up to 12 weeks, could you tell me about any negative or positive effects these have had on your hand pain and hand problems?”
The following prompts may be used to expand on the answers given:
1 What effect did they have on your hand pain, hand stiffness and ability to use your hands?
2 Were there any particular activities you found they helped with? [For example: personal care; household activities; leisure/social activities; driving; work].
3 Were there any particular activities you found they did not help with? [For example: personal care; household activities; leisure/social activities; driving; work].
4 How did you find wearing them?
5 How was it to put them on and off your hands?
6 Was there anything about the gloves or their effects which you think helped/hindered your hand pain and hand problems?
7 If they were helpful: when did you find them helpful to wear: either in the day or at night (or both)?
8 If they were not helpful: when did you find them unhelpful to wear: either in the day or at night (or both)?
9 For those employed: Have you used them at work? If yes, were they helpful? And in what ways? If not helpful, why was this?
10 Did you have any problems wearing the gloves?
11 What did you think of the gloves appearance?
12 What did you think of the quality of the gloves you were given?
13 How did you find cleaning them?
14 Would you consider buying them in the future?
15 Would you change anything about them to make it better for your use? (e.g. colour, texture, amount of pressure applied, size, length)