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Table 1 Interview guide used during the 2-year follow-up after metabolic surgery

From: Quality of life after gastric bypass surgery in patients with type 2 diabetes: patients’ experiences during 2 years of follow-up

Can you tell me how you feel today?
Can you tell me about how you lived your life today?
Can you tell me about how you view the expectations you had before the surgery and how you feel about them now?
How has your physical health been affected by the operation? How has your psychological life been affected by the surgery?
How has your social situation been affected by the operation? Has your life been changed by the surgery? If so, in what way?
Has something gotten better in your life? Has anything gotten worse in your life?
What challenges have you faced after the surgery and how have you handled them?
Has your view of yourself been affected by the operation? If so, in what way?
Has other people's views of you been affected by the operation? If so, in what way?
How do you feel about the time before surgery now? How do you feel about the surgery now?
How do you feel about the support you received after the surgery? When do you think of your future when it comes to your living habits?
Is there anything you want to add?