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Table 3 Example of the analytical process

From: Symptom management strategies used by older community-dwelling people with multimorbidity and a high symptom burden - a qualitative study

Meaning unit

Condensed meaning unit




I am often away from home involved in any of my activities, it’s much better to be around people you know

Commitment and company ease the pain

keeping busy

To distract

Active strategy

But hopefully it can get better now that I got a shot (cortisone) in the knee

Turned to healthcare in hope of solace

Getting support

To get assistance

Active strategy