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Table 2 Overview of Themes Identified through Focus Group Interviews

From: Community-dwelling older adults’ needs and acceptance regarding the use of robot technology to assist with daily living performance

Category Theme clusters Themes
Characteristics of living as older persons Mismatch between desires and functional capacity Deteriorating abilities Fears Desires Composure Reputation
Desires as an older person Living happily and dying quickly Learning Interaction Dying well Pleasure Domestic environment Equability
Things older people dread Losing dignity Dying Offspring Sorrow Disease
Desired robot service Being a friend and helper Housework assistance Companion Teaching assistance Coping at Emergency Safeguard Physical assistance