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Table 5 A typical example of routines and teamwork described by one child and parent

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

Child’s quotation Parent’s quotation
“I make everything ready and transfer 0.7 (ml) into another syringe. If there are bubbles, my mum has told me how to shake it away. I don’t dare to take the injection alone yet, mummy helps me with the needle stick and I push in the liquid. If I push too fast it’s more painful – but then I just take a break before continuing” (12-year-old child, II) “She cried a little bit the first few times, but I was clear and told her that this is something she has to do. Little by little she has learned her routines, by first preparing the equipment, and then by sitting down and breathing for a while saying; ‘I don’t like it, but I have to do it’ – and then I insert the needle together with her” (Parent of 12-year-old child, II)
  1. Abbreviations: II Information from an individual interview