Potential Interview & Observation Questions

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Potential Interview & Observation Questions by Mind Map: Potential Interview & Observation Questions

1. Family Member

1.1. What is your relation to ____?

1.1.1. Are you close?

1.1.1.1. Do you wonder/worry if you'll also get cancer?

1.1.1.2. Does it run in your family?

1.1.2. Were you there when they were first diagnosed?

1.2. When did you find out about their diagnosis?

1.2.1. What was your first reaction?

1.2.1.1. Were you surprised?

1.2.1.2. Does Cancer run in your family?

1.2.2. Were you affected in any way by their diagnosis? (literally or psychologically)

1.2.2.1. Have day to day operations changed?

1.3. Did you do any research into the cancer?

1.3.1. Do you wish you were more involved in their treatment?

1.3.2. If so, What did you find out?

2. Patient/Observee

2.1. What is your age?

2.1.1. What is your current living situation?

2.1.1.1. Do you wish it was different?

2.1.2. How have you been doing this past couple years (with or without cancer.. doesn't matter)?

2.2. What cancer have you been diagnosed with?

2.2.1. Does it run in your family?

2.2.2. How long have you lived with it?

2.2.2.1. Starting age vs. Current Age

2.3. When were you first diagnosed?

2.3.1. Who was with you when you were diagnosed?

2.3.1.1. Who were the first people you told?

2.3.1.1.1. How did you tell people?

2.3.1.1.2. How long did it take to tell your family?

2.3.2. How did you find out about it?

2.3.3. Any immediate changes that occurred...

2.3.3.1. Socially?

2.3.3.1.1. Did you try to keep up with friends/family?

2.3.3.1.2. Did you work/continue to work?

2.3.3.2. Mentally?

2.3.3.2.1. Was anything draining? (that didn't use to be like that)

2.3.3.3. Physically?

2.3.3.3.1. Did you feel weaker due to treatments?

2.4. What group did you join? (location and name of group)

2.4.1. Why this specific group?

2.4.2. When do you meet?

2.4.2.1. How do you get there?

2.5. Did you join a support group?

2.5.1. When?

2.5.1.1. If immediately after: How come you joined a support group so fast?

2.5.1.1.1. Was it the right decision for you?

2.5.1.2. If after some time: Why did it take you so long?

2.5.1.2.1. Were you pressured by family members?

2.5.1.2.2. Were you pressured/told by a doctor?

2.5.2. Did anyone come along with you?

2.5.3. Has/Did it help?

2.5.3.1. How?

2.5.3.1.1. Are you in contact (or still in contact) with anyone you've met there?

2.6. What has been the hardest thing so far? (physically or mentally draining)

2.6.1. What has helped?

3. Cancer Survivor

3.1. How long have you been cancer-free?

3.1.1. How long did you battle cancer?

3.1.1.1. What cancer did you have?

3.1.2. How long were you in remission?

3.1.2.1. Are you currently in remission?

3.2. What was your first reaction?

3.2.1. Who was with you when you were given the good news?

3.2.1.1. Was this person present during a majority of the treatment/process?

3.2.2. How many times did you meet with your doctor? (time and day)

3.2.2.1. Were frequent check-ups annoying?

3.2.2.2. Was it expensive?

3.2.2.2.1. How did you afford it?

3.2.2.3. How did you get there?

3.2.2.3.1. Did someone come with you?

3.2.2.3.2. Was is difficult to get there?

3.3. What was hard to get back to?

3.3.1. Social life?

3.3.2. Family life?

3.3.3. Old/New Hobbies?

3.4. What kind of support did you get? (e.g. did you join a support group?)

3.4.1. When?

3.4.1.1. If immediately after: How come you joined a support group so fast?

3.4.1.1.1. Was the right decision for you?

3.4.1.2. If after some time: Why did it take you so long?

3.4.1.2.1. Were you pressured by family members?

3.4.1.2.2. Were you pressured/told by a doctor?

3.4.2. What group did you join? (location and name of group)

3.4.2.1. Why this specific group?

3.4.2.2. How did you find out about it?

3.4.2.3. When do you meet?

3.4.3. Did anyone come along with you?

3.4.4. Has/Did it help?

3.4.4.1. How?

3.4.4.1.1. Are you in contact (or still in contact) with anyone you've met there?

3.4.5. What kind of help are you still getting, if any?

3.5. Do you still go to check-ups?

3.5.1. How frequent are they?

3.5.1.1. Are you worried/afraid?

3.5.1.2. Are you going to the same doctor?

3.5.2. Why? (Is there a chance of the cancer coming back?)

3.5.3. Does anyone accompany you on these appointments?

3.5.4. Are they in addition to "regular" check-ups?

3.6. Any regrets?

3.6.1. What would you tell someone who just got diagnosed with cancer?

4. Doctor/Primary Care

4.1. How long have you known ____?

4.1.1. Did you know them before they were diagnosed?

4.1.1.1. If so, how did their attitude change from before being diagnosed to after? Were they more likely to be depressed, for example? Did they have a new sense of strength to be fighting off the cancer with their loved ones?

4.1.2. What first pushed you to run some tests (to detect the cancer?

4.2. What are you specialized in?

4.2.1. How involved are you in the whole process? (scale of 1 to 10)

4.2.1.1. Why did you give yourself this score?

4.2.2. What kinds of patients do you see every day? Every week?

4.2.2.1. How long do you see your patient?

4.3. Do you emphasize mental health?

4.3.1. Do you push patients to join support groups?

4.3.1.1. Do you tend to recommend any groups?

4.3.2. If so, to what extent?

4.3.2.1. Are their limitations put on you since you're a doctor?

4.4. Who tends to come to the check-ups with the patient?

4.4.1. Is it normal to see a person come alone to check-ups, chemo sessions, treatments?

4.4.2. How does the lack of a supportive presence affect the patient?

4.5. What are some issues you see that patients tend to face?

4.5.1. Is the attitude different when it comes to seniors?

4.5.1.1. How? Do you have any ideas why?

4.6. Have you ever sent them to other doctors?

4.6.1. Which ones?

4.6.2. Can you rank the following list, from the person who sees the patient the most to who sees the patient the least?

4.6.2.1. Reconstructive surgeon, general surgeon, specialized surgeon, medical oncologist, palliative care doctors, pathologist, radiation oncologist, radiologist