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Table 1 Themes in questionnaires

From: Associations between successful palliative cancer pathways and community nurse involvement

CN questionnaire Validation questions about the cause of death
(46-item questionnaire) Information about closest relative and the CN/centre involved.
  CN knowledge of patient before the palliative pathway
  Type of contact
  Patient's wish for and actual place of death
  Care for the relative during the palliative period and after bereavement
  Cooperation with GPs, hospital doctors, palliative specialist team
     When discharging the patient from the hospital
     When the patient is at home
  Evaluation the primary care sector's effort
  Evaluation of CN's own effort
  Overall view on palliative care in primary care
  Demographic data of the CN
  Open question on comments to the questionnaire
GP questionnaire Validation questions about the cause of death
(72-item questionnaire) Information about closest relative and the community nurse/centre involved.
  GP knowledge of patient before the palliative pathway
  Length of the palliative period
  Type of contact
  Patient's wish for and actual place of death
  Care for the relative during the palliative period and after bereavement
  Cooperation with CNs, hospital doctors, palliative specialist team
     Especially when discharging the patient from the hospital
     When the patient is at home
  Evaluation the primary care sector's effort
  Evaluation of GP's own effort
  Overall view on palliative care in primary care
  Demographic data of the GP's practice
  Open question on comments to the questionnaire
Questionnaire for bereaved relatives Demographic data of deceased
(65-item questionnaire) Length of the palliative period
  Type of contact to professionals
  Patient's wish for and actual place of death
  Care for the relative during the palliative period and after bereavement
  Cooperation among GPs, CNs, hospital doctors, palliative specialist team
     When discharging the patient from the hospital
     When the patient is at home
  Evaluation the primary care sector's effort
  Demographic data of the relative
  Open question on comments to the questionnaire