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Table 4 Interview guide patients

From: Pedometer use and self-determined motivation for walking in a cardiac telerehabilitation program: a qualitative study

Opening question
 Who, time and place Would you please introduce yourself briefly by telling your name, age and your illness?
Research questions Interview questions
Covering the following areas
 • Importance of physical activity
 • Autonomy
 • Competence
 • Relatedness
 • The use of the step counter
What does physical activity mean to you (what is important)?
What do you expect from being physical active?
In relation to physical activity, what do you expect to achieve during the next yare?
If others should describe your way of being physical active, what would they say?
What are your advantages in relation to physical activity?
What is most challenging for you, in relation to physical activity?
In relation to physical activity, what would you appreciate to learn more about?
What behaviour you like to changes in relation to physical activity?
What persons’ do influence you to change your level of activity (increase or decrease)?
Who supports you in relation to physical activity
Step counter What do you think about the step counter
What does the step counter mean to you
What do you think the step counter is going to mean to you in the future
Closing questions
 Makes it possible for the interviewees to raise spontaneous issues, inspired by the previous questions
Is there anything else you would like to tell me about
Exploratory questions
 Makes the interviewees feel important. These questions are used when appropriate throughout the interview
That sounds interesting, please tell me more
Can you give me a more detailed description?
Please, provide examples