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Table 1 Interview guideline T0

From: Psychosomatic–psychotherapeutic treatment in an evening clinic: a qualitative examination of patients’ expectations and experiences

Key questionMaintaining questionsDemands
First question: Expectations and hopes
 What expectations and hopes do you have concerning the evening clinic?Can you describe this in more detail?
Can you be a little more specific?
Are there any more specific hopes or requests that you associate with the evening clinic?
Second question: Advantages
 What advantages do you expect from treatment in the evening clinic?Can you describe this in more detail?
Can you be a little more specific?
Are there any specific benefits that you associate with the evening clinic?
Do you expect advantages over other treatment settings (outpatient, day-care, inpatient therapy)?
Do you expect any benefits by continuing to be in your everyday environment, such as integrating issues that have been discussed in therapy into your private life?
Do you see any benefits in limiting and intensifying the therapeutic program?
Third question: Problems and difficulties
 What problems and difficulties do you see in connection with treatment in the evening clinic?Can you describe this in more detail?
Can you be a little more specific?
Are there any specific problems that you associate with the evening clinic?
Do you expect difficulties compared to other treatment settings (outpatient, day-care, inpatient therapy)?
Are you experiencing difficulties in maintaining close ties to your everyday environment (work/study, family) during treatment in the evening clinic?
Do you see any difficulties in limiting and intensifying the therapeutic program?
Fourth question: Disadvantages
 Do you see specific disadvantages that could arise when you attend the evening clinic?Can you describe this in more detail?
Can you be a little more specific?
Are there specific problems that you associate with the evening clinic?
Do you see disadvantages compared to other treatment settings (outpatient, day-care, inpatient therapy)?
Do you expect disadvantages regarding the fact that during treatment in the evening clinic you have a close relation to your everyday environment (job/study, family)?
Do you see any disadvantages in limiting and intensifying the therapeutic program?