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Table 2 Examples of questions and items used in the quantitative phase of the study

From: Contextualized analysis of a needs assessment using the Theoretical Domains Framework: a case example in endocrinology

Category Examples of questions Scale anchors Examples of items
a) current level of knowledge, skill, and confidence Please select the number that best describes how you currently evaluate your level of [knowledge/confidence/skill] concerning each issue. 1 = low; 5 = high The usefulness of using priming substances in GH stimulation test
Considering all co-morbidities in the selection of a treatment plan
b) desired level of knowledge, skill, and confidence with regards to their role Please indicate what you think is the required level of [knowledge/confidence/skill] with regards to your role in the care for patients with [GH deficiency/GH excess/PGD] 1 = low; 5 = high
Negotiating patients’ resistance to daily injection treatment
c) perception of barriers to optimal care Please indicate to what extent you think each of the following is a barrier for you in providing optimal care to patients [GH deficiency/GH excess/PGD]. 1 = not a barrier; 5 = a major barrier Worries about possible long-term side-effects of growth hormone therapy
Patients’ resistance to daily injections
d) clinical behaviors and attitudes Please indicate to what extent you are following each clinical practice behavior in providing care to patients with [GH deficiency/GH excess/PGD] 1 = almost never; 5 = almost always I generally avoid using growth hormone stimulation tests because I have no confidence in their value
When I propose a treatment to a patient, I discuss the potential impact on his/her quality of life