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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