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Table 1 Number of question items with problems for each participant by cognitive process. (Figures in the first four columns show the total number of items which were problematic for that patient in that process. The total problems column sums across the four processes)

From: Qualitative assessment of the primary care outcomes questionnaire: a cognitive interview study

  Cognitive Process Patient Characteristics
Participant Comprehension 1 Temporal Comprehension 2 Decision 3 Response 4 Total Problems Gender Age Ethnic Group Highest Education Level Recruitment Method Long-Term Conditions
1 4 1 4 9 Female 75+ White British O level PPG a None
2 1 1 Female 55–64 White British Other b PPG > one
3 4 3 7 Female 75+ White British None PPG None
4 4 1 5 Male 35–54 White British A level GP > one
5 2 1 3 Female 75+ White British Other PPG One
6 6 6 Male 75+ Other Other GP > one
7 1 1 2 6 10 Male 18–34 Other NVQ GP One
Round 1 Total 22 2 3 14 41       
8 2 1 4 7 Female 35–54 White British None GP one
9 2 2 4 Female 18–34 White British NVQ GP > one
10 2 3 5 Male 35–54 Other Degree GP none
11 1 1 Male 55–64 White British Not given GP one
12 3 3 Male 55–64 White British A level PPG one
13 3 3 Female 35–54 White British None GP one
14 0 Female 65–74 White British O level GP > one
Round 2 Total 9 5 1 8 23       
15 1 1 Female 35–54 White British NVQ GP > one
16 2 2 Male 65–74 White British Other GP > one
17 Female 35–54 White British O Level GP one
18 1 1 2 Male 65–74 White British Not given PPG none
19 2 2 Female 55–64 White British Other PPG > one
20 Male 18–34 White British NVQ PPG none
Round 3 Total 5 2 7       
  1. 1Comprehension: (has the question been understood?)
  2. 2Temporal Comprehension: (has the participant correctly understood the period as current?)
  3. 3Decision Process (was any error introduced when the participant decided what response to give?)
  4. 4Response Process (Did the response categories include the desired response?)
  5. aPatient Participation Group
  6. bOther qualifications included Secretarial, City and Guilds technician, registered nurse and nursery nurse