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Table 1 First interview guide

From: Thoughts, beliefs and concepts concerning infectious childhood diseases of physicians practicing homeopathic, anthroposophic and conventional medicine – a qualitative study

Interview guide
Initial questions:
How do you deal with infectious childhood diseases in your daily practice?
Please describe your personal understanding of infectious childhood diseases.
In your opinion, which diseases belong to the infectious childhood diseases?
Complements (themes that should be requested if not already approached by the interviewee):
• Infantile immune system
• Chronological correlation
• Meaning of fever
• Influence of fever on the development of a child
• Risks
• Association with diseases in later life
• Impact on the mental and physical development of the child
• Family life
• Prevention