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Table 4 Coding tree

From: Developing a proxy version of the Adult social care outcome toolkit (ASCOT)

• Introduction  
o Questionnaire format, header and title  
o Who should complete questionnaire?  
o Do you think you should complete the questionnaire?  
• For each ASCOT attribute (Food and drink, Accommodation etc.)  
o Ability to understand the item layout and format  
o Definition of attribute (i.e. what is the question asking?)  
o Comprehension of particular words or concepts  
o Ability to formulate a response and report an answer  
▪ Understanding of the response options  
▪ Difference between proxy perspectives (proxy-proxy, proxy-patient)  
▪ Comprehension of adequate vs. enough (if applicable)