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Table 3 Comprehension and struggle problems in the PCOQ-Change

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

# Item C1 S2
1 Pain or discomfort 1 0
2 Other physical symptoms 1 1
3 Feeling low in mood or depressed 2 0
4 Feeling anxious or stressed 1 0
5 Enjoying life 2 0
6 Doing your normal activities 2 0
7 Worries about health generally 0 0
8 Worries about serious illness 1 1
9 Worries about missed health issues 1 0
10 Worries about damage to health 1 0
11 Clinicians will listen 2 1
12 Clinicians will do their best to help you 2 1
13 Clinicians have good medical knowledge 1 1
14 Clinicians would spot it if you were seriously ill 2 1
15 You can trust clinicians 2 1
16 Can get good healthcare when you need it 2 1
17 Know to expect with your health in future 2 2
18 Know how to look after yourself and stay healthy 2 2
18a Understand your health generally 1 3
19 Understand current illness 1 0
20 Understand how to manage symptoms of illness 2 1
21 Support to manage in daily life 2 0
22 Support to deal with anxiety or worries 2 0
23 Dealing with the cause of health problems 1 0
24 On the right path to dealing with health problems 1 1
25 Side-effects 3 0
26 Follow clinician advice on medication 2 0
27 Follow clinician advice on lifestyle 2 0
Total   44 17
Participant C1 S2
P1 16  
P2 11
P4 4
P5
P6 25  
P7 3 2
Total 44 17
  1. 1C: Comprehension (has the question been correctly understood)
  2. 2S: Struggle (did the participant hesitate, leave the question blank, or express confusion over what response to give)