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Table 5 Expectations, subtheme and associated interview excerpts

From: Experiences, perspectives and expectations of adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis regarding future work participation; a qualitative study

QuotationIllustrative quotesParticipant nr
Subtheme Work participation
 43There is a chance it’ll pass, so naturally, I hope that’ll be the case, but I don’t know. It may subside in the beginning and then come back a few months later, it’s highly unpredictable.22
 44One step at a time and don’t plan ahead. It is quite hard to predict what I’ll be able to do.21
 45I got the advice to search for an alternative study or route if I won’t be admitted, but I haven’t looked into it yet. First, I’ll focus on this year and then the next, then we’ll see. Not too far ahead.22
 46I might not be able to stand for a long period or my knees and feet might hurt after a long day of work. But I’ll see what happens, I’m not worrying about it too much.6
 47Actually, I think I won’t be able to continue working for forty hours a week. But at this point, I don’t want to think about it, we’ll see what happens.3
 48Hopefully without pain. I hope I will have graduated and haveg a nice job. I hope I will be able to travel a lot as well.21
 49I’ll have my own company. And I would like to organize charity events, also abroad, for people who have a disability.11
 50I’ll have graduated from this programme and have started the next, I might have graduated from that one as well. And by that time, I want to have two children and be married.9