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Project Title:RESPOND - Improving regional health system responses to the challenges of migration through tailored interventions for asylum-seekers and refugees (English Version)
  1. Question Text: What was the most important reason for you not to see the general practitioner?
    [Was war für Sie der wichtigste Grund, den Allgemeinmediziner nicht aufzusuchen?]
  2. Instruction: (Please tick only one box!) [(Bitte nur ein Kästchen ankreuzen!)]
  3. Answer Categories I could not afford it (too expensive). [Ich konnte es mir nicht leisten (zu teuer).]

    The waiting time for an appointment or treatment was too long for me. [Die Wartezeit für einen Termin oder eine Behandlung war mir zu lang.]

    The social service office did not issue me a sick certificate. [Das Sozialamt stellte mir keinen Krankenschein aus.]

    I had language problems/ no interpreter was available. [Ich hatte sprachliche Probleme/ kein Dolmetscher war verfügbar.]

    I had no time (due to work commitments or family obligations). [Ich hatte keine Zeit (aufgrund von beruflichen Verpflichtungen oder familiären Pflichten).]

    It was too far for me. / I had no ride. [Der Weg war mir zu weit./ Ich hatte keine Fahrgelegenheit.]

    I am afraid of doctors, hospitals, medical examinations, treatments. [Ich habe Angst vor Ärzten, Krankenhäusern, medizinischen Unter-suchungen, Behandlungen.]

    I wanted to wait and see if the symptoms would improve themselves. [Ich wollte abwarten, ob sich die Beschwerden von selbst bessern.]

    I don't know any good doctors or specialists. [Ich kenne keinen guten Arzt oder Facharzt.]

    I had other reasons. [Ich hatte sonstige Gründe.]

    1. Recommendations: Question: No changes recommended.
      Answer options: No changes recommended.  
  1. Cognitive Techniques:Information image/link to cognitive pretesting Specific Probing.
  2. Findings for Question: Question 49 was only asked to those test persons who had indicated in the previous question 48 that they urgently needed an examination by a general practitioner but did not make use of it. This question was therefore answered by only two persons. Both persons can answer the question and have no difficulty in deciding on an answer category and thus on "the most important reason" for not consulting a general practitioner.

    However, test person AR01 states that she would have liked to choose two answers, namely "I had no time" and "I wanted to wait and see if the symptoms would improve themselves".

    Test person ENG01 states that she was referred by a general practitioner to a specialist but could not attend the appointment because she had an important appointment in the refugee camp that day.
  1. Question Topic: Public health/ Visits to the doctor & treatments
  2. Construct: Non-use of medical examinations