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Table 2 Example of the pathway from codes to main theme

From: I don’t want to think about it: a qualitative study of children (6–18 years) with rheumatic diseases and parents’ experiences with regular needle injections at home

Codes from the individual interview data Codes added from the focus groups data Sub-Themes Main theme
Children: Children:
Not Emla
Relaxation
Quick performance
Cooling
Parents:
The child’s understanding
Cooling
Negotiation
Physical Restraint
Coping strategies Routines
Knowledge
Appraisal
Getting used to
Distraction
Control
Emla
Parents:
Relaxation
Appraisal
Getting used to
Distraction
Control
Humor
Play
Emla
The child’s understanding
Children & parents: Children:
Self-determination
Having a friend present
Parents:
Support from BURG
Facilitations
Daily life
Prevention of side effects
Shared decision making
Regular practices
Handling the equipment
Teamwork
Adjustments
Relations
Responsibility
Self-injection
  1. Abbreviation: BURG Norwegian League Against Rheumatism