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Table 1 The interview guide

From: “Take me seriously and do something!” - a qualitative study exploring patients’ perceptions and expectations of an upcoming orthopaedic consultation

Domains
 Previous experiences of orthopaedic consultation (if any): thoughts on participation, outcomes
 Expectations for the upcoming consultation: thoughts on possible interventions, outcomes, fears
 Perception of their own role: thoughts about participation, decision making
 Perception of the role of the orthopaedic surgeon: thoughts on decision making, knowledge.
Prompts
 Can you describe/explain further?
 When you said __ how did you mean?
 What did you think about that?