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Table 2 Topic guide used in focus group study

From: A web-based clinical decision tool to support treatment decision-making in psychiatry: a pilot focus group study with clinicians, patients and carers

Questions
 • Can you summarise what you think the clinical decision support tool will be used for?
 • Can you tell me what you think about the layout of the clinical decision support tool?
 • What are the strengths and weaknesses of using this tool in clinical practice?
 • Can you tell me what you like and don’t like about this clinical decision support tool?
 • Can you think of anything that could be added or removed from the clinical decision making tool to improve it?
 • How do you think patients and carers will respond to the clinical decision support tool? Do you think it will impact on the doctor-patient relationship? If so, how?
 • Are there any patient groups for whom this tool may be particularly useful or unhelpful?
 • Are there any advantages or disadvantages of using this tool in clinical practice?
 • What do you think about the web-based interface?
 • How do you feel using an electronic tool compares to using more traditional methods in clinics?