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Table 2 Qualitative research methods

From: Strategies to reach and motivate migrant communities at high risk for TB to participate in a latent tuberculosis infection screening program: a community-engaged, mixed methods study among Eritreans

Group interviews with project teams (n = 4)a
ParticipationThe PHS project coordinator, the key figure(s), additional PHS staff (such as the TB physician, TB nurse, Medical Technical Assistant).
TimeApproximately 1 h
LocationAt the PHS office
Informed consentA-priori audio-taped verbal consent
CommunicationDutch
TranscriptVerbatim in Dutch (by IS)
IncentiveNone
Group interviews with Eritrean participants (n = 5)
 ParticipationGroup interviews, each consisting of 4 to 6 participants, took place immediately following the LTBI screening
 TimeBetween 30 and 45 min
 LocationAt the PHS, in a separate room to ensure privacy
 Informed consentWritten a-priori informed consent
 CommunicationTigrinya
 TranscriptVerbatim translated from Tigrinya in English (by DTH)
 IncentiveNone (beverages were provided)
Individual interviews with Eritrean participants diagnosed with LTBI (n = 10)
 ParticipationTB nurses asked Eritrean clients on LTBI treatment for consent to be approached by phone for an invitation to participate in an individual interview and to set an appointment if willing to participate.
 TimeBetween 15 and 30 min
 LocationLocation to the client’s convenience
 Informed consentWritten a-priori informed consent
 CommunicationTigrinya
 TranscriptVerbatim translated from Tigrinya in English (by DTH)
 IncentiveA 10-euro voucher
  1. LTBI Latent tuberculosis infection, PHS Public Health Service, TB Tuberculosis
  2. aOne project team (PHS 5) was not interviewed because activities were organized, in consultation with the PHS 5 TB care staff, ad-hoc by the authors IS and DTH