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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: Over the past 12 months, have you reduced your spending on basic needs such as food and clothing to cover your health costs?
    [Haben Sie in den letzten 12 Monaten Ihre Ausgaben für Grundbedürfnisse wie Lebensmittel und Kleidung verringert, um Ihre gesundheitlichen Kosten decken zu können?]
  2. Answer Categories Yes [Ja]

    No [Nein]

    1. Recommendations: Question: Leave but check translation of the term "basic needs" in the Farsi and Russian questionnaire.
      Answer options: No changes recommended.
  1. Cognitive Techniques:Information image/link to cognitive pretesting General Probing, Specific Probing.
  2. Findings for Question: The test persons have no difficulty in answering the question, nor do they perceive it as redundant to the previous question 15.

    The two test persons who answered the question with "yes" (RUS01, SER02) stated that they had to reduce their expenditure on basic needs due to (high) costs for (non-prescription) drugs. The other test persons indicate that they either had no health care costs to cover (e.g. because they have health insurance) or that these costs were not so high that they had to reduce their expenditure on basic needs such as food and clothing.


    One of the two interpreters mentions that the term "basic needs" was translated as "main needs" in the Farsi questionnaire.


    The interpreter states that the term "basic needs" was incorrectly translated in the Russian questionnaire.
  1. Question Topic: Public health/ Visits to the doctor & treatments
  2. Construct: Financial dimension of medical care