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Table 4 Example of questions in the interview guide

From: Lack of focus on nutrition and documentation in nursing homes, home care- and home nursing: the self-perceived views of the primary care workforce


Examples of interview questions

Routines (nutrition and documentation)

- Is nutritional care a routine task in your workplace?

- What are your specific daily tasks or routines in relation to nutrition?

- Do you experience that your daily routines are consistent?

- Do you develop nutritional care plans?

- When do you think that it is necessary to develop nutrition care plans?

- Can you tell me how you work with and use documentation in your daily work?

- Do you consider a primary care context as an advantage or disadvantage when planning and documenting nutritional care?

- How do you primarily communicate nutritional related observations with your colleagues?

Knowledge (nutrition and documentation)

- Can you tell me which type of knowledge you base your nutritional advice upon? (evidence /expert)?

- Can you mention some of the latest nutritional advice you gave a patient?

- Do you feel that you know enough about nutrition?

- Where do you seek guidance concerning nutritional care or documentation if needed?

- How do you become aware of nutritional issues with the patient?

- What do you do if a patient is malnourished or at risk of malnutrition?

- Do you know of existing nutritional screening instruments?

- Do you know how to develop nutritional care plans?

Attitudes (nutrition and documentation)

- Do you consider nutrition to be part of your responsibility?

- Do you all have the same degree of responsibility or are there different levels of responsibility?

- Is nutritional care important? Does it “work”?

- Do you think that documentation supports you in your daily work?

- Is documentation a priority in your workplace?