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Table 2 Interview guides for stroke survivors and informal caregivers

From: Feasibility of ActivABLES to promote home-based exercise and physical activity of community-dwelling stroke survivors with support from caregivers: A mixed methods study

Stroke survivorsInformal caregivers
1. Why did you decide to participate in this research?1. How have the exercise been going over the last 4 weeks? (Ask about all the tools)
2. Did you exercise at home before this research? Why / Why not?2. Has the stroke survivor been following the exercise protocol through the whole period of 4 weeks? Do you feel his/her motivation has changed over the time? How?
3. What is your overall experience of doing the exercise over last 4 weeks?3. Did you need to encourage the stroke survivors to exercise using the tools? Over the whole period?
4. Have you been able to follow the exercise program over the period? Did your motivation change over time?4. Did you need to assist the stroke survivor with the exercises or using the tools?
If yes, how? Please describe further?
5. Did you feel the tools encouraged you to continue?5. Were there exercises/tools that the stroke survivor did liked more or less than others?
What was it about the exercises/tools that the stroke survivor liked or disliked?
6. What exercise/tool did you like the most / the least? How/why? Please describe further6. Were there exercises/tools that the stroke survivor felt were more challenging / less challenging?
If yes, please describe further?
7. What exercise/tool did you feel was most challenging / least challenging? How/why? Please describe further7. Do you think the general physical activity of the stroke survivor has changed over the last 4 weeks? Has he/she been doing something on a daily basis that he/she had not been doing recently?
Please describe further.
8. Do you think your general physical activity has changed over last 4 weeks? Have you been doing something more/less on a daily basis than before?8. Do you think these tools can be useful for the stroke survivor permanently?
Why? / Why not?
9. Do you feel like you could continue to use these tools for an unlimited time? Why? / Why not?9. What is your overall experience of using the tools? – Is there something that needs to be changed?
10. Do you think these tools could be useful in doing exercises at home – to maintain / improve your health? Why? / Why not? 
11. What is your overall experience of using the tools? – Is there something that needs to be changed? – How/why?