International Journal of Family Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

GPs’ Perceptions of Cardiovascular Risk and Views on Patient Compliance: A Qualitative Interview Study

Table 2

Interview guide, probing questions.

Main topicsProbing questions

Management of dyslipidaemia and taking blood lipidsPlease tell me about the latest patient you started on lipid-lowering treatment here in the clinic

Risk communication(i) What is most important to you when you talk to a patient about cardiovascular risk?
(ii) How do you use risk assessment tools?

Pharmacological preventionHow much importance do you attach to treatment with lipid-lowering drugs?

Personal experiences with cardiovascular risk (i) Do you know your own cholesterol level?
(ii) How do you manage your own cardiovascular risk?