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Table 2 Domains and primary questions for focus groups conducted with health care providers (n = 14), Haimen City residents (n = 15) and chronically HBV-infected individuals (n = 20)

From: Hepatitis B knowledge among key stakeholders in Haimen City, China: Implications for addressing chronic HBV infection

Domains Primary Questions
HBV knowledge Providers and City Residents
Effective/preferred means of gaining knowledge   • What is the most effective way to gain knowledge about prevention and control of hepatitis B and liver cancer?
  • What is the best way for you to receive health education and promotion?
Infected Individuals
  • What is the most effective way to gain knowledge about prevention and control of hepatitis B and liver cancer?
Attitudes towards HBV Providers and City Residents
Necessary tools to fight the hepatitis B epidemic in Haimen City   • What is the most important help the community and patients need in fighting hepatitis B?
Infected Individuals
  • What is the most important help you need in addressing hepatitis B?
HBV-related behaviors Providers and City Residents
• Effective ways to encourage routine check-ups for infected individuals
• Effective ways to encourage antiviral treatment for infected individuals who are candidates
  • What is the best way to encourage hepatitis B testing for people unaware of their infection status?
  • What is the best way to encourage routine check-ups for asymptomatic hepatitis B patients?
  • What is the best way to encourage asymptomatic hepatitis B treatment candidates to receive appropriate antiviral treatment?
Infected Individuals
  • What is the best way to encourage routine check-ups for asymptomatic hepatitis B patients?
  • What is the best way to encourage asymptomatic hepatitis B treatment candidates to receive appropriate antiviral treatment?