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Table 1 Guidelines for conducting focus group discussions

From: Perceptions regarding utilization of meteorological information in healthcare in Korea: a qualitative study

Procedure Key questions
Ice breaking • Explanation of the goal and procedures of the research
- Self-introduction of the participants
Interest in climate change and health • Interest in the effects of recent climate change on health
• Experience with the effects of recent climate change on health
Disease-specific awareness of effects of climate change • Representative experience with meteorology-related disease
Conditions of its application and need for meteorological information in the patient care process • Aspects of meteorological information application in the patient care process
• Recognition of the need for meteorological information utilization in the patient care process
• Meteorological information and provision method for future needs
Discussion conclusion • Other questions
• Resolution of the meeting