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Table 1 Protocol for survey follow up

From: The significance of gratitude for palliative care professionals: a mixed method protocol

Week 1 An advisory e-mail is sent to the whole sample with a personal invitation, advising them that they will soon receive a questionnaire, together with an information sheet on the study.
Week 2 A personal e-mail with a link to the questionnaire is sent to the whole sample.
Week 3 Follow Up 1: The first reminder with a link to the questionnaire is sent to all those who have not replied or have only partially replied.
Week 4 Follow Up 2: A second reminder with a link to the questionnaire is sent to all those who have not replied or have only partially replied.
Week 5 Follow Up 3: The third reminder with a link to the questionnaire is sent to all those who have not replied or have only partially replied.
Week 6 A personal e-mail thanking them for their participation is sent to all those who have completed the questionnaire fully.