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Table 5 Facilitators for conducting the study described using the CFIR

From: Motivational interviewing for low mood and adjustment early after stroke: a feasibility randomised trial

CFIR domain Element Facilitator Quote
Intervention characteristics Relative advantage Intervention seen as beneficial to patients “The patients have got somebody to talk to who’s neutral, they are not going to talk to their family because they do not want to worry them”
Design quality and packaging Delivering sessions weekly “Sessions being once a week works well to help maintain rapport”
  Holding AC sessions in patients’ home “Sessions at home were easier because there’s lots of pictures and postcards, you can be more natural asking questions”
Characteristics of individuals Self-efficacy Existing skills and previous experience “Used to emotional aspects and sensitive issues from working with patients on the wards so able to deal with these”
  Confidence increased with experience during the study “More comfortable with patients now than I was when we started with the practice patients”
Inner setting Relative priority Value of study “Psychological services within stroke is very important and is often overlooked and I think that any form of research which looks into that and raises the awareness of that is good”
Process Executing Supervision from study team “Supervisors have been very good… have found it useful to be able to email and ask what to do if unsure about things”