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Table 5 Practitioners themes and direct quotes of specific elements within the booklet (n = 32)

From: Transcultural adaption and preliminary evaluation of “understanding low back pain” patient education booklet

Open questionThemeDirect quotes
(GP = general practitioner, P=Physiotherapist).
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Facilitators for the usability of the booklet
 Good and clear content, easy to use‘A Clear and compact reference material supports the information given at a GP appointment’(GP7)12
Barriers for the usability of the booklet
 Busy practice and remembering to use the booklet‘The Lack of time and haste hindered [the application of the booklet] substantially; if a suitable patient was present, then the booklet was not at hand…’(GP12)7
Which elements of the booklet did you find particularly useful during the appointment?
 Comprehensive explanation of common issues‘The booklet in whole is practical, flow charts are clear, not too much information’(P19)14
Imaging issues‘Indications for imaging and that asymptomatic people have similar findings’(P27)10
Encourage to self-care‘ Encouragement towards self-care, endorsement of the general message.’(P28)5
Which elements of the booklet did you not find useful?
 Blocks for management plan‘ Boxes in the management plan?’(P31)4
Facilitators influencing on following imaging guidelines
 Good explanation‘That I have facts to tell patients about imaging and its necessity’(P26)8
The Booklet‘The discussion at the GP appointment is supported by the general message of the booklet.’(P28)7
Barriers influencing on following imaging guidelines
 Patient’s beliefs and wish for getting the reason for pain‘The patient has a strong belief, that imaging is needed’(GP5)19
Did the use of the booklet impact on imaging plan or did the booklet it easier to carry out the plan?
 The booklet was helpful and decreased need for imaging‘Often the need of imaging decreased and the booklet supported realization of the rehabilitation plan’(P18)19
The booklet did not have effect on imaging plan‘Hardly.’(P13)4
  1. Thematic analyzing method is used to create the themes from practitioners’ open answers for each question. There is one direct quote from each theme