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Table 2 Similar and contradictive questions included in the questionnaire

From: Development and assessment of a questionnaire for a descriptive cross – sectional study concerning parents' knowledge, attitudes and practises in antibiotic use in Greece

Number of couple of questions Similar questions Contradictive questions
1 A) The most URIs because of their being of viral cause cannot be healed with antibiotics. A) Would you consider changing your paediatrician because he/she prescribes antibiotics very often?
  B) Do you think that if a URI follows its natural course without being treated with antibiotic therapy is right? B) Would you consider changing your paediatrician because he/she does not prescribes antibiotics often?
2 A) When a child has fever, antibiotics should be administered. A) The most URIs because of their being of viral cause cannot be healed with antibiotics.
  B) Would you consider giving antibiotic to your child when it has fever? B) A child who suffers from a URI, can more quickly be healed if it is treated with antibiotics on time.
3 A)How often does your paediatrician prescribe antibiotics only because you have asked for it? A) Would you reuse an antibiotic that had been used in a previous URI, to treat a new outcoming URI by yourself?
  B)How often do you ask firmly your paediatrician to prescribe antibiotics for your child? B) Do you usually follow the instructions of your paediatrician?