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Table 2 Hispanic taxi driver: knowledge, perception, behavior, and barrier- questions and probes

From: Qualitative study of knowledge, perception, behavior and barriers associated with cardiovascular disease risk among overweight and obese Hispanic taxi drivers of South Bronx, NYC

QuestionsProbes
Knowledge
 When you hear the word cardiac disease or heart disease what comes to mind? [Definition]What about high blood pressure or hypertension, high blood sugar or diabetes, overweight or obesity?
 What are some reasons that would put you at risk for heart disease, hypertension, or diabetes? [Etiology]There are a number of conditions/behaviors (‘risk factors’) that may increase your chances of getting heart disease—such as physical inactivity, obesity and overweight, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and smoking—what do you think of these conditions and how they affect your chances of getting heart disease?
 How do you think people get heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity? [Cause]What do patients think increases or decreases their risk for CVD? What are some things that cause CVD?
 If a program could be developed and was designed especially for Hispanic livery taxi drivers to prevent CVD, what would it look like? [Intervention]How would you teach people about CVD? How could we help teach others about CVD?
Perception
 How do you perceive CVD and its risks? [Self-perception]Do you think that you are at risk for or have CVD? Why?
 How does stress impact your health? [Stress]Is it stressful working as a taxi driver? Tell me, how do you feel working? [Stress-occupational]
 As a Hispanic livery taxi driver, what do you think of your risk/chances of getting heart disease? [Risk]What are some reasons that would put you at risk for heart disease, hypertension, or diabetes? What do you think puts you at greater risk for getting heart disease?
Behavior
 How does stress impact your health? [Stress]Is it stressful work in your job as a livery taxi driver? Tell me, how do you feel working? [Stress-occupational]
 What can you do to prevent this risk? [Prevention]What do you think about the role of lifestyle factors, including physical activity and diet, on modifying CVD risk? What prevents you from doing more exercise?
 If a program could be developed and was designed especially for Hispanic livery taxi driver to prevent CVD, what would it look like? [Intervention]How would you teach people about CVD? / How could we help teach others about CVD?
Barriers
 How do you feel about choosing your own decision on what is best for you based on what a physician offers you as treatment? [SDM]Knowledge or information /Skills or Family help/support? What about computers? Face to face? [SDM-Sources]
 When you are at work, what are some of the types of food you eat, and where? [Eating Habits]How easy is it for you to eat while at work? What places do you choose to eat at? Why? Do you make your own food?
  1. CVD cardiovascular disease, SDM shared decision making
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