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Table 3 Areas of questioning explored in the topic guides

From: Recruiting and consenting into a peripartum trial in an emergency setting: a qualitative study of the experiences and views of women and healthcare professionals

Topic guide – Women  
• Demographic information  
• Experiences of labour, birth and postpartum period  
• Experience of consent pathway used in the Got-it trial  
• Timing of approach for participation in the Got-it trial  
• Understanding of trial and information  
• Factors influencing decision to participate in Got-it  
• Information needs  
• Experiences of trial participation  
• Views on research participation in general  
Topic guide – Staff  
• Demographic information  
• Former trial experience  
• Perceptions of the Got-it trial (equipoise)  
• Involvement in the Got-it trial  
• Recruitment and consenting experiences in the Got-it trial  
• Perceptions of the consent pathway used in the Got-it trial  
• Timing of approach for participation in the Got-it trial  
• Participants’ understanding of trial and information  
• Quality of participants’ consent  
• Impact of research on HCP-patient relationships