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Table 1 Extract of cognitive probes from topic guide

From: Developing and pretesting a new patient reported outcome measure for paediatric Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgic Encephalopathy (CFS/ME): cognitive interviews with children

Cognitive/ Questionnaire ComponentInterview Probe
Follow up on observationsWhy did you pause on this question?
Comprehension/ ItemsWhat does [item content] mean to you?
Retrieval/ TimeframeWhat did you remember when you read this question?
JudgementDescribe your experiences with [concept] over the (timeframe).
ResponseHow did you select your [response option?]
Overall feedbackAre there things that we forgot to ask about that you think are important?
What do you think about the questionnaire?