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Table 3 Sample Activated SP Questions & Comments

From: The social and behavioral influences (SBI) study: study design and rationale for studying the effects of race and activation on cancer pain management

1. I am wondering if I should be taking more pain medication – should I?

2. You know, the pain seems to be getting more bothersome. Does the pain medication stop working after a while?

3. Am I going to get addicted to the medication?

4. I know things are not good, but can you be realistic about what’s the best case scenario and what’s the worst case?

5. What are my options at this point? You know, I really prefer to be comfortable at this point.