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Table 2 Thematic Analysis: from codes to global theme

From: The role of risk perception in willingness to respond to the 2014–2016 West African Ebola outbreak: a qualitative study of international health care workers.

Codes Basic themes Organizing Theme Global Theme
- Perception of the risk when deciding to respond - Types of risks perceived - Motivations - Benefits of responding 1.Perceived risks and benefits of responding Individual determinants of risk perception Accepting the risk and choosing to respond
- Knowledge or skills - Past experience with risk - Self-efficacy - Demographics 2.Individual characteristics and past experiences as risk modifiers
- Affect heuristic - Availability heuristic - ‘Othering’ the risk 3.Use of cognitive heuristics in the risk decision
- Media messages - Influence of media messages on self/family - Other sources of information 4.The influence of media messaging on willingness to respond Social determinants of risk perception: information sources and their influence on willingness.
- Communication to/from MSF -Training and preparation - Trust in organisation -Teamwork -Voluntary response 5.The influence of institutional trust and communication on willingness to respond
- Family - Concerns of family - Impact of family’s opinion - Communication to/from family - Public sentiments - Stigma 6.The influence of family and public on willingness to respond