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Table 1 Number of questions used in the questionnaire and topics. For detailed questions see Additional file 1: Annex 1

From: Characteristics of an optimized patient information material for elderly patients with obstructive pulmonary diseases based on patients’ and experts’ assessment

Topic of question Number of questions
Pulmonologist Asthma nurse GP Patient
Examination, administrative and patient education time 3 3 2a -b
Deed for patient information material 1 1 1 1
Volume of patient information material 1 1 1 1
Ratio of text/figures 1 1 1 1
Order of preferred information channel 1 1 1 1
The 4 most important topics a patient information material should include 1 1 1 1
The 4 least important topics not necessary to be included in a patient information material 1 1 1 1
Improvement of effectiveness of patient education 1 1 1 -b
Need for involvement of a relative of the patient 1 1 1 1
Total number of questions in the questionnaire 11 11 10 7
  1. aDue to difference in competency the question on underlying diagnosis could not be used
  2. bNo relevant question could be used