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Table 2 Changes made to new survey questions based on participant feedback

From: A content validity and cognitive interview process to evaluate an Illness Perception Questionnaire for African Americans with type 2 diabetes

Problematic questions Changes made to the questions
Diabetes is a silent disease not discussed within my community Diabetes is a disease not discussed within the black community
My diabetes has taken away my ability to enjoy the food I grew up eating My diabetes has taken away my ability to eat the food I grew up eating
There is no cure for my diabetes There is a known cure for diabetes
Because of my physical and mental health, it is important to not worry about my diabetes It is important not to worry about my diabetes so as to protect my physical and mental health
As a person of my racial identity, I have to advocate for myself if I want to survive with diabetes As a black person, I have to advocate for myself if I want to live with diabetes