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Table 3 Theme one – patients considering the needs, risks, preferences and impact of research participation for community and themselves

From: ‘We’re here to listen and help them as well’: a qualitative study of staff and Indigenous patient perceptions about participating in social and emotional wellbeing research at primary healthcare services

Subtheme Explanation of subtheme
Feeling comfortable In the physical environment/setting where research is occurring
Perceiving a need For research addressing community priorities
Having a connection Between staff and patients, including shared cultural background (contrasting perspectives explored in Table 4)
Sometimes connections can:
– Be inappropriate if interviewing family members
– Require additional time to complete research interviews
Declining to participate Because of concerns about research or speaking about SEWB problems
Too busy, too sick or had other priorities
  1. Abbreviations: SEWB Social and emotional wellbeing