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Table 1 Interview outline

From: “The missing ingredient”: the patient perspective of health related quality of life in bronchiectasis: a qualitative study

Symptom burden
 What daily symptoms of bronchiectasis do you experience?
 How do symptoms vary from day to day?
 Is there a way to quantify changes- how do participants express differences in how you are feeling (to doctors and to other patients)?
Exacerbations
 What changes when you have an exacerbation?
 What are the key symptoms that lead you to seek medical help?
Existing questionnaires
 How well do these reflect your symptoms and the changes in your symptoms?
 Do you find the questionnaires easy to understand and answer?
 How could you improve them?