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Table 1 Outline of questions for the focus group by domain

From: Food allergies in school: design and evaluation of a teacher-oriented training action



Definition of food allergies

How would you define food allergies?

Perception of importance of food allergies in school

Is it an issue of which teachers are aware? How important is the issue of allergies in school?

Experience in a school environment

Have you ever met students with these problems during your career as a teacher? What problems did you encounter when managing an allergic child in school?

Perception of the level of personal and general knowledge of teachers on this topic

What do you believe is the general level of preparation of teachers? And personally how knowledgeable would you consider yourself to be?

Knowledge and participation in communication and informational initiatives

Have you participated in projects on these topics within school? Initiatives within the territory? Personal initiatives?


Which topics have you studied in depth during courses? (food allergens, symptoms and reactions, management of allergic episodes)

Informational sources of teachers

If you have doubts or need information on these topics, who do you contact? How do you find the answers to your questions?

Informational needs of teachers

Which topics would you like to study in depth? What type of knowledge would you like to receive on this topic?

Communication proposals

How would you like to receive information on this topic?

School and family

What is the relationship between teachers and parents with allergic children?