Table 1

Survey for Q-Genie reviewers

ThemeQuestionResponse type
Feasibility of usePlease rate the tool on ease of use5-Point likert: 1 (very difficult to use) to 5 (very easy to use)
What made the tool difficult to use?Free text
How long did it take you (on average) to apply the tool to each study?Free text
Would you recommend the format of the tool to be changed?Yes/no
If yes, please elaborate on how the format should be changedSelect one or more of the following:
  • Add more description to each of the existing questions

  • Include a user's guide and have all descriptions in this guide—keep only the questions on the main tool

  • Modify/re-label categories from as it currently stands

  • Change overall format to a checklist

  • Change the scale of the tool (see next question)

  • Other

If you suggested: modify/re-label categories (option 3), please elaborate belowFree text
Would you recommend the scale of the tool be modified?Yes/no
If yes, how should the scale be modified?Select one or more of the following:
  • More options

  • Fewer options

  • Re-label the scale from ‘poor’ and ‘good’ to ‘low risk of bias’ and ‘high risk of bias’

  • Yes/no—ie, checklist

  • Other

Was the order of the questions cohesive and easy to follow?Yes/no
If no, please recommend how the order of the questions should be changedFree text
RelevanceWere the questions relevant to estimating risk of bias in genetic association studies?Yes/no
If no, which questions were not relevant?Free text
Would you recommend the content of the tool be modified?Yes/no
If yes, what question(s) should be added?Free text
If yes, what question(s) should be removed?Free text
ComprehensionPlease rate the comprehensibility of the tool5-Point likert: 1 (very difficult to understand) to 5 (very easy to understand)
What made the tool difficult to understand?Free text
What made the tool easy to understand?Free text
Did you have any other difficulties/have any additional recommendations?Free text