Table 1

Examples of research articles using semistructured interviews in primary care research

ArticleStudy purposeContext/settingUse of interviews
Chang T, Llanes M, Gold KJ, et al . Perspectives about and approaches to weight gain in pregnancy: a qualitative study of physicians and nurse midwives. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013;13:47.1 To explore prenatal care providers’ perspectives on patient weight gain during pregnancyUniversity hospital in the USA10 semistructured interviews with prenatal care providers (family physicians, obstetricians, nurse midwives); thematic analysis
Croxson CH, Ashdown HF, Hobbs FR. GPs’ perceptions of workload in England: a qualitative interview study. Br J Gen Pract 2017.2 To understand perceptions of provider workloadNHS in England34 semistructured interviews with general practitioners; thematic analysis
DeJonckheere M, Robinson CH, Evans L, e t al. Designing for clinical change: creating an intervention to implement new statin guidelines in a primary care clinic. JMIR H uman F actors 2018 ;53.To elicit provider perspectives of their uptake of new statin guidelines.
To tailor a local quality improvement intervention to improve statin prescribing.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the USA15 semistructured interviews with providers (primary care physicians and clinical pharmacists); deductive thematic analysis
Griffiths F, Lowe P, Boardman F, et al . Becoming pregnant: exploring the perspectives of women living with diabetes. Br J Gen Pract 2008;58:184–904.To explore women's accounts of their journeys to becoming pregnant while living with type 1 diabetesFour UK specialist diabetes antenatal clinics15 semistructured interviews with women with pregestational type 1 diabetes; thematic analysis
Saigal P, Takemura Y, Nishiue T, e t al. Factors considered by medical students when formulating their specialty preferences in Japan: findings from a qualitative study BMC Med Educ 7:31, 2007.5 To understand factors considered by Japanese medical students when choosing their specialtyMedical school in Japan25 semistructured interviews with medical students, informal interviews with academic faculty, field notes; thematic analysis
Schoenborn NL, Lee K, Pollack CE, et al. Older adults’ preferences for when and how to discuss life expectancy in primary care. The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 2017;30:813–5.6 To elucidate perspectives on how and when to discuss life expectancy with older adultsFour clinical programmes affiliated with an urban academic medical centre40 semistructured interviews with community-dwelling older adults; qualitative content analysis