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Table 1 Survey score system by section and question type

From: A survey of people with foot problems related to rheumatoid arthritis and their educational needs

Section & Question type/ number Section title Section Score system
Section 2; question 8 – Likert 5-point agree/disagree scale. What the aims of foot health education are A summed total of item scores relating to: understanding about treatments consented for; informed choices about treatment options; enablers for foot safety; education about the effects of RA; information about available resources.
Section 3, questions 9–11- Q9- Q10- Q11-Likert 3-point importance scale for perceived effectiveness of method The best ways of receiving foot health education and effectiveness of method A summed total of item scores relating to various components of methods of delivery: written, verbal and group information; use of audio-visual demonstrations, images and videos; and websites.
Section 4, question 12 – Likert 5-point agree/disagree scale What should be included in foot health education A summed total of item scores relating to the participants’ opinions of how important it was to know about each component of FHE content related to RA.
Section 5, question 13: Multiple choice question When is the best time to receive foot health education A summed total of item scores relating to participants’ opinions of the best time to receive foot health education/information.
Section 6, questions 14–15 Q14– Likert 5-point agree/disagree scale Q 15 -Multiple choice question Access to foot health education/information and website use. A summed total of item scores relating to various components of access: positive statements relating to barriers to access negative statements relating to barriers to access, and commonly accessed websites.