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Table 1 Summary of the interview guidea

From: Pain management in acute otitis media: a qualitative study of parents’ views and expectations

Topics
What are your views on earaches?
How can you tell when your child has an earache?
What are your greatest concerns?
What do you do when your child has an earache?
What reasons made you contact the GP (practice)?
What did the GP discuss with you?
Which aid did the GP use to support what he/she was telling you?
Did the GP change your previously-held ideas/opinions about OMA and its treatment?
How did the recent appointment differ from your previous visit(s)?
Did the prescribed pain medication help?
Has your participation in the study impacted your views on OMA and pain relief?
  1. aThe full topic list is available online in Additional file 2