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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Table 2 Questions for focus group interviews

From: Assessment of Firefighters’ needs for personal protective equipment

Item Question
Experience Explain your experience wearing [the name of each item of protective equipment].
Impact What do you think about the impact of wearing [the name of each item of protective equipment] on your protection, work efficiency, mobility, comfort and safety?
Satisfaction How satisfied are you with the size and fit of your [the name of each item of protective equipment]? If you are not satisfied, explain why in detail.
Interface What do you feel about the interface between [the name of each item of protective equipment] and the turnout ensemble (or other items close to/connected with the item of interest)?
Size selection How do you find the right size?
Suggestion Do you have any constructive feedback for improvement of the design?