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Table 2 Themes and sub-themes of quality of life among the next of kin of older persons who live in nursing homes (n = 40)

From: Being the next of kin of an older person living in a nursing home: an interview study about quality of life

ThemesSub-themes
Orientation to the new life situationSense of relief
Constantly on one’s mind
Feeling alone
Couples’ different life situations
Challenges in the relationshipEnabling good relations
Relationship marked by a guilty conscience
Encountering vulnerability
Strained relations
The significance of quality of care in the nursing homeSatisfaction and appreciation
Lack of person-centredness
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