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Table 2 Example of meaning unit, condensed meaning unit, interpretation, subthemes and themes from content analysis

From: “What kind of general practitioner do I need for smoking cessation?” Results from a qualitative study in Poland

Meaning Unit Condensed meaning unit, description close to the text Interpretation (Code) Subtheme Theme
“[The GP] should treat everyone individually, be able to relate to the patient’s disorders because we wouldn’t care about something that is routine. Should treat everyone individually, relate to the patient’s disorders, patients don’t care for routine The necessity of an individual approach to the patient, lack of routine on the GP’s part is conducive to patient compliance GP’s tailored approach to the patient Expectations of the GP’s behaviour