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Table 3 Patient-Centered Interview Questions

From: Educating primary care clinicians about health disparities

What do you call the illness?
What do you think has caused the illness?
Why do you think the illness started when it did?
What problems do you think the illness causes? How does it work?
How severe is the illness? Will it have a long or short course?
What kind of treatment do you think is necessary?
What are the most important results you hope to receive from this treatment?
What are the main problems the illness has caused you?
What do you fear most about the illness?
Adapted from Kleinman et al [37]