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Table 2 Private theories interview patients’ version and attributions focused questionnaire guide

From: Attributions and private theories of mental illness among young adults seeking psychiatric treatment in Nairobi: an interpretive phenomenological analysis

Private theories questions Attributions focussed domains
What is it that leads you to seek treatment today? Internal locus of control
External locus of control
What are your thoughts about the psychological issues you are experiencing? Controllability
Tell me about some or other important experiences or events in your life that you associate with your difficulties and how these problems Stability
In relation to the problem (MI) how do you see yourself and others around you? Experiencing stigma
Not experiencing stigma
What do you desire that would ease your pain/distress? Desired treatment plan or cure