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Table 1 Qualitative research methods

From: Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and stigma related to latent tuberculosis infection: a qualitative study among Eritreans in the Netherlands

Source of data TB-ENDPoint interviews with Eritrean asylum seekers living in asylum seeker centres in the Netherlands [11]
TB-ENDPoint interviews with Eritrean refugees living in communities with a maximum duration of stay in the Netherlands of 10 years [10]
Informed consent Written a-priori informed consent
Communication Tigrinya (written and verbal)
Transcript Verbatim translated from Tigrinya in English (by author DTHa)
Group interviews with Eritreans screened for LTBI (total of 26)
 Type of interview Semi-structured group interview
 Source of data Eritrean asylum seekers: n = 21, between 2 and 12 participants per interview
Eritrean refugees: n = 5, between 4 and 6 participants per interview
 Participant selection Participants were invited to participate in group interviews after they had been educated and screened for LTBI
 Timing of interview Directly after LTBI education session and screening
 Location On site of the LTBI screening in a separate room to ensure privacy
- at one of the asylum seekers centres
- at one of the Public Health Services
 Duration of interviews Between 30 and 60 min
 Incentive None (drinks and snacks were provided during the interview)
Individual interviews with Eritreans on LTBI treatment (total of 31)
 Type of interview Semi structured individual interviews
 Source of data Eritrean asylum seekers: n = 21
Eritrean refugees: n = 10
 Participant selection TB nurses asked Eritrean participants on LTBI treatment for their consent to be approached by phone by author DTH for an invitation to participate in an individual interview and to set an appointment if willing to participate.
 Time Between 15 and 60 min
 Location Location to the client’s convenience
 Incentive 10-euro voucher
  1. LTBI Latent tuberculosis infection, TB Tuberculosis
  2. aAll communication, including interviews, with participants were in Tigrinya conducted by the study’s trained research assistant (author DTH), born in Eritrea, with similar background characteristics as the participants, holding a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology