Table 1

Interview topics

TopicExample question
(1) Personal situation and disease-related informationWhat are your daily activities?
(2) Manifestation of fatigueHow often are you fatigued?
(3) Experience of fatigueHow would you describe your fatigue?
(4) Determinants of fatigueAccording to your opinion, what causes your fatigue?
(5) Consequences of fatigueWhat are the consequences of fatigue for your daily life?
(6) Coping with fatigueHow do you deal with your fatigue?
(7) Support by others (personal and professional)What kind of things do other people do to lessen your fatigue?
(8) Additional commentsIs there anything I did not ask you about your fatigue that you would like to add?