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Table 3 Focus Group Guide

From: Perceptions and expectations of health-related quality of life among geriatric patients seeking emergency care: a qualitative study

Questions for the Group
Please take a few minutes and “think back” to your visit to the ED. Let’s start by thinking about your experience in the emergency department. What was it like being a patient in the emergency department?   Was that how it went for everyone else?   What could be improved about the experience of being a patient in the ED?
OK. Now let’s think about how your experience in the emergency department could help your quality of life. What does the term “quality of life” mean to you?   How does your health affect your quality of life?
What does the term physical health mean to you?   How does your physical health affect your quality of life?   What can the emergency department do to improve your physical health?
What does the term mental health mean to you?   How does your mental health affect your quality of life?   What can the emergency department do to improve your mental health?
What does the term social health mean to you?   What can the emergency department do to improve your social health?
Of all the things we discussed about how your evaluation and treatment in the ED can affect your quality of life and health, what is the most important?   What makes it important?
Moderator give a short summary of the key questions and big ideas that emerged from the discussion
How well does that summary capture what was said here?   Is there anything that we should have talked about but didn’t?