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Table 4 Interview guide for semi-structured phone interviews two months after the training course

From: Building bridges between doctors and patients: the design and pilot evaluation of a training session in argumentation for chronic pain experts

General evaluation of the course After two months, do you think that the content of the course is relevant to the medical practice?
What did you like most or less?
Would you like to deepen the topics or do you think that what you have learnt is sufficient?
Would you advice a colleague to attend this training course?
Strengths and limitations of the training course What are in your opinion the strengths and limitations of this training course?
One of your colleagues mentioned in a questionnaire that the content of this course is useful not only in the light of the “information era” but also to better meet the needs of a multicultural or multiethnic society. Do you have any experience in this field? In your daily practice do you see patients with different cultural backgrounds, and does it represent a challenge?
Do you have any suggestions about how we could improve the training course?
Some colleagues suggested for instance to gather cases from the participants prior to the training session instead of using standardized cases. What do you think of this idea?
Application of the theory into practice (spontaneously) In the last two months, do you consider to have applied some of the course content in your medical practice?
  If yes, which ones? Can you give me an example?
  If not, why?
Was it easy or difficult to apply the content in the practice?
Application of the theory into practice (checklist) Have you used the checklist during the medical consultations?
  If not, why?
  If yes, how?
Have you found it difficult or easy to integrate the checklist in your routine practice?
Have you used it with all patients or only with a specific category of patients?