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Table 1 Interview questions posed to young, healthy and asymptomatic patients requesting general blood tests from their family physician

From: Perspective of healthy asymptomatic patients requesting general blood tests from their physicians: a qualitative study

1 What kind of concerns, if any, do you have regarding your health? How often do you experience these concerns?
2 What do you know about early detection of diseases?
3 What were your reasons for requesting general blood tests from your family physician?
4 What specific blood tests were you interested in doing when requesting general blood tests from your doctor?
5 How often do you think a healthy patient your age should have blood tests?
6 Did anyone close to you recently have a severe illness? What effect did that have on your wish to have blood tests done?
7 Do you read/watch reports about health issues in the news/internet/TV? How did these affect your wish to perform general blood tests?
8 What kind of effect do you think the blood test results will have on your physical and mental health and lifestyle?
9 How will you feel if some of the blood test results are out of the normal range but your family physician explains that this has no significant meaning? Will you be interested in further investigations?
10 When requesting general blood tests from your family physician, how do you see his/her role? Would you like to hear his/her opinion regarding the necessity of the tests?
11 How did your family physician react to your request for general blood tests? How did you feel about his/her response? Do you feel his/her response affected your relationship with him/her? how?
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