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Table 4 Applicability statements of questioners (N = 12) and experts (N = 8) in general interviews

From: An online network tool for quality information to answer questions about occupational safety and health: usability and applicability

  Questioners (N = 12) N Experts (N = 8) n
Applicability Applicable, however, in
addition face-to-face consult
with familiar expert:
because of habit, reliability
or confidence
6 Applicable for observing new OSH
trends
Applicable for increasing contact
with practice
5
4
  Applicable because of easy
access to expert(s)
4 Applicable because questioners from
practice have easy access to
expert(s), which is usually difficult
2
  Applicable for non-urgent
problems
4 Answer more applicable when more
experts answer
2
    Not applicable when lay-persons
cannot describe context
2
Target
populations
Computer and internet
experience necessary
3 Questions only by semiprofessionals,
otherwise too many
questions
3
    Mainly for occupational physicians 2
Important
requirements
High reliability through
hosting and support by
trustworthy professional
organization and moderator
7 High reliability because of hosting
and support by trustworthy
professional organization and
moderator
7
  Effective implementation or
media campaigns to reach
working population
5 Website must generate some income
to support experts, moderator and
technique
3
  Timely answers (< 1 week) 3   
  Anonymity of questioners 2   
  1. Only statements mentioned two or more times are presented in this table.