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Table 1 Interview guide

From: Representations of influenza and influenza-like illness in the community - a qualitative study

Topics Examples
General representations Which words or images do you spontaneously associate with flu?
How would you describe flu? (respectively, flu-like symptoms)
Which words do you use to describe it?
Personal experience Have you ever had the flu?
Can you describe this experience?
Alarm signals and help-seeking What were the symptoms that made you think that you might have the flu?
What did you do when you thought you might have the flu?
Was there anything you could do to reassure yourself? Find relief?
Prevention Can flu be prevented?
Information needs Do you feel well informed about flu?
  What additional information do you need?