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Table 3 Overview of the patient reported barriers and facilitators to use the self-management booklet

From: Patient reported barriers and facilitators to using a self-management booklet for hip and knee osteoarthritis in primary care: results of a qualitative interview study

Theme 1: role of health care providers
Barriers Lack of clear information about how to use the booklet given by the health care providers
  Lack of encouragement from health care providers to use the booklet in the treatment course of OA
  Patients’ doubts concerning the health care providers’ endorsement of non-surgical treatment modalities for OA
Facilitator Encouragement from health care providers to use the booklet in the treatment course of OA
Theme 2: patient’s perceptions about OA and its manageability
Barriers Patients’ perceptions of OA as inevitable or not curable
  Patients’ perceptions that the complaints due to OA are not severe enough
  Thinking that being pro-active during the treatment course is not an effective strategy to control the disease course
Facilitator Being convinced of the importance of an active participation in the treatment course of OA
Theme 3: patient’s perceptions about the usefulness of the booklet and patient's information needs
Barriers Patients’ perceptions that the booklet is not a useful tool to manage their OA or not being aware of the aims of the booklet
  Having already sufficient knowledge about OA or sufficient support from health care providers
  Not willing to know everything about OA or not paying any attention to OA
Facilitators Patients’ perceptions that the booklet is a useful tool to manage their OA
  Lack of knowledge about OA or being interested in having more information