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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