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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

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