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Table 4 Main themes, superordinate themes and subthemes that emerged from open coding, axial coding and selective coding

From: Patients’ perspectives on the COPD-GRIP intervention, a new nursing care intervention for COPD

Main themes Subordinate themes Subthemes
Being listened to and acknowledged Engagement
Share
Trust
Duration
Frequently
Cooperation
Relationship
Personal attention
Equality
Openness
Encouragement
Honesty
Revealing true
vulnerability
Sincerity
Open
Heartedness
Gaining illness awareness Confrontation
B-IPQ
Knowledge
Not running away anymore
Seriousness
Prognosis
Making lifestyle changes Take action
Ask for help
The individual care plan
The time of diagnosis disclosure and the start of the COPD-GRIP intervention
Start walking
Start cycling
Quite smoking
Talk about the COPD
Ask questions
  1. B-IPQ Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire [11]
  2. COPD-GRIP Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease-Guidance, Research on Illness Perception