Electronic supplementary material
What do you think the purpose of it is?
What is the usefulness of it?
What kind of things are you told about Rheumatoid Arthritis?
About what can be done for your feet?
Think about when you were first diagnosed/first saw a podiatrist – were you given any foot health related information or advice then?
Have you been given any information/education about your feet since then, if so when?
Is this something you discuss regularly or was it a ‘one-off’?
For example were you simply given verbal advice?
Did you receive any written information such as leaflets provided by the Trust, AR UK, NRAS, from the podiatrist or any other Healthcare professional relating to your feet?
Were you prompted to use any websites?
What did you think about the resources that you were provided with?
Is there anything that stops you from getting the information or advice that you need at the time that you need it?
How easy is it for you to access your podiatrist for example?
Do you know where to go for the right kind of information?
Do you have easy access to the internet for example?
· Information Provision
The Content and purpose of Patient Education – what it should be.
· Explanation of service and interventions
· The podiatrists role and scope of practice
· The role of other Allied Health Professionals
· Information from internet sources
The Content of Patient Education – what it shouldn’t be.
· Fear of the future – prognosis for foot health
· Comparison of foot health in RA to that in other diseases
· Fear of interventions
· Timing of referral to podiatry
Timing of Information on Foot Health
· Timing of delivery of educational material
· Time available within a consultation
· Time to reflect
· Internet resources
Method of delivery
· Group Education
Ability to engage with Patient Education
· Information Retention
The Patient - Practitioner Relationship
· Being listened to
· Influence of gender