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Table 2 Topic guide for focus group interviews

From: Evaluation of the impact of telementoring using ECHO© technology on healthcare professionals’ knowledge and self-efficacy in assessing and managing pain for people with advanced dementia nearing the end of life

1. Tell us about your experiences of participating in the TEAM Pain AD teleECHOs.
2. What were your reasons for participating in the TEAM Pain AD teleECHO clinics?
3. What did you like about the TEAM Pain AD clinics? What did you not like?
4. Did the curriculum (including the cases and didactic materials) address your learning needs? If so, in what way? If not, why not?
5. Do you think the teleECHO model can address the learning needs of healthcare professionals?
6. What are your thoughts on the range of didactic trainers and patient cases provided?
7. What are your thoughts on the varied audience of TEAM Pain AD clinics? Do you see a need or benefit to holding discipline-specific clinics?
8. Did you gain any clinical knowledge or skills through participation in TEAM Pain AD teleECHO clinics?
9. Have you applied any of the learning gained through TEAM Pain AD to your patients? If so, in what way? If not, why?
10. Have you shared any knowledge gained through TEAM Pain AD with other colleagues and care staff? If so, how did you do this? Has it made any difference to pain assessment and management in your care setting? In what ways?
11. What was the impact of your participation in TEAM Pain AD on your clinical teams in terms of staffing, workload and capacity? Is there anything we would need to consider when planning future ECHOs?
12. What are your thoughts on the future of teleECHO clinics: do you see a need for continuing pain clinics in dementia? How about for other chronic conditions?
13. Is there anything that would prevent you from participating in future teleECHO clinics?
14. Do you have any additional comments and/or feedback?
15. Is there anything you would like to ask us about the teleECHO clinics and/or the study?