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Table 1 Focus group questions

From: GPs' perspectives of type 2 diabetes patients' adherence to treatment: A qualitative analysis of barriers and solutions

Research questions:
FG Question 1 Introduction
   • Do you as a physician have some insight in how your diabetes patients think about their illness and the treatment necessary to them?
FG Question 2 Health beliefs and advice giving
   • In your treatment, you give many advices as on diet, walking, smoking cessation etc. Perhaps there is a good intention for it. However, can you tell us what you think your patients do with these advices?
   • It might be possible that physicians do not understand enough the health beliefs of their patients when they give their advices. What do you think about this?
FG Question 3 Health beliefs on drug intake
   • In addition, when you prescribe your medicines you have some expectations about your patients. What is your experience as to patients fulfill these expectations or not?
   • Probably, patients have some alternative expectations. Do you notice that?
   • It might be possible that physicians do not understand enough the health beliefs of their patients when they prescribe their medicines. What do you think about this?
FG Question 4 Health beliefs on follow up
   • The guideline level on follow up of diabetes patients is not easy at all. Many examinations have to be performed; appointments have to be made to monitor the continuous changing risk profile of the diabetes patient. What do you think the diabetes patient expects from all this?
   • It might be possible that physicians do not understand enough the health beliefs of their patients when they plan their follow up. What do you think about this?
FG Question 5 Coping with conflicts
   • Sometimes, you certainly may not reach common grounds with your patients. How do you express these conflicts?
   • How do you handle them?
   • What solutions can you suggest?