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Table 2 Questions asked during key informant interviews

From: Engaging knowledge users in development of the CONSORT-Equity 2017 reporting guideline: a qualitative study using in-depth interviews

Topic Question Probes
Experience Q1. Do you have any experience with reading/using/doing/participating in trials you might consider equity-relevant? Prompt: Some experience? None? Interest in? Value of? Can you explain your role? When was this?]
Familiarity with checklist use Q2. Would you explain your experience with CONSORT? Prompt: Some experience? None? Interest in? Value of? Can you explain your role? When was this?
Feedback on the checklist. [Make sure that the participant has a copy of the checklist in front of them] Q3. a. Now I will review each section of the CONSORT checklist with you and will ask you about it, okay? For the section titled [title/abstract et cetera – each section of the checklist], is it important that the information on how equity is relevant for the trial is reported for the [title/abstract et cetera]? [This process will be repeated with each section of CONSORT checklist – there are six sections: title/abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, other information. There are subsections for each section and it is expected that participants will refer to subsections and issues of particular importance, if needed]. Why? Are there any reasons that it might be challenging to include information on how equity is relevant for a trial in this section? [For each section of the CONSORT checklist]
Perceived use of checklist Q4. Would you use the CONSORT checklist if it was modified to include equity-relevant considerations? Why or why not?
Perceived relevance of checklist Q5. Would you encourage others to use the CONSORT checklist if it was modified to include equity-relevant considerations? Why or why not?
Additional comments Q6. Any other comments or suggestions to make the checklist better for reporting equity-relevant trials? -