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Table 1 Topic guide for interviews

From: Work related musculoskeletal injuries sustained by Australian osteopaths: qualitative analysis of effects on practitioner health, clinical practice, and patient care

Topic Content and focus of topic
Demographics Place and year of graduation, highest level of education, age, gender, work situation and hours of work per week, length of time in clinical practice (since graduation and before injury)
Mechanism of injury Identify body part(s) injured and explore exposure factors related to how and why the injury occurred
Effects of injury Uncover practitioner experiences of the effects on work practices, and home and leisure activities (including financial, psychological and social)
Coping with a WRMI including treatment Managing effects of injury and exploring methods of rehabilitation
Suggestions Participants’ suggestions for the profession of osteopathy, including prevention and risk minimisation of WRMIs