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Table 2 Focus group interview themes

From: Capacity building of health care professionals to perform interprofessional management of non-communicable diseases in primary care – experiences from Ukraine

Clinic managers
 Describe and discuss the role that managers played in implementing the project.
 Describe and discuss the results or outcomes of the implementation.
 Describe and discuss how the role of nurses and/or feldshers changed?
 Describe and discuss how local protocols, guidelines, or practice recommendations were developed after training to support clinical decision making.
 Describe and discuss how patients are contacted or reminded to come to their follow-up medical appointment (“recall systems”)
 Describe and discuss any recommendations you would give to other clinics who want to implement the project.
Doctors
 Describe and discuss what you learned from the training workshop
 Describe and discuss if and how the division of tasks of doctors, feldshers and nurses changed after the training?
 Describe and discuss the support you had from your clinic (e.g. managers) to make implement the changes you learned in the training
Feldshers
 Describe and discuss what you learned from the training workshop
 Describe and discuss if and how the division of tasks of doctors, feldshers and nurses changed after the training?
 Describe and discuss the support you had from your clinic (e.g. managers) to make implement the changes you learned in the training
 Describe and discuss how your confidence in dealing with patients changed?
Nurses
 Describe and discuss what you learned from the training workshop
 Describe and discuss if and how the division of tasks of doctors, feldshers and nurses changed after the training?
 Describe and discuss the support you had from your clinic (e.g. managers) to make implement the changes you learned in the training
 Describe and discuss how your confidence in dealing with patients changed?
Patients
 Describe and discuss any changes in the care you received during the last year
 Describe and discuss how your blood pressure, blood sugar, waist circumference, and/or weight have been measured
 Describe and discuss if and how you have been asked about your smoking, alcohol use, diet, physical activity?
 Describe and discuss if and how a doctor or nurse discussed with you about your cardiovascular disease risk factors
 Describe and discuss if and when you have seen the SCORE chart (show the chart)?
 Describe and discuss if and how any life-style counselling was provided to you.
 Describe and discuss your level of satisfaction with the care you received.