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Table 1 The initial and final Q-sets

From: A 'good dyadic relationship' between older couples with one having mild cognitive impairment: a Q-methodology

Initial Q-set Final Q-set
Statements
1. Commitment
2. Shared identity as a couple
3. Companionship
4. Face difficulties together
5. Interdependence
6. Appreciate one another
7. Sense of connection
8. Flexibility and openness
9. Respect one’s partner
10. Care
11. Empathy
12. Forgiveness and letting go
13. Strive to maintain the best interests of one’s partner
14. Maintain the dignity of one’s partner
15. Solve problems for one’s partner
16. Self-sacrifice
17. Hope
18. Create new perspectives
19. Acceptance
20. Humour
21. Selective comparison
22. Reminiscences
23. Live in the moment
24. Bring happiness to one’s partner
25. Patience and tolerance
26. Sense of security
27. Trust and interdependence
28. Intimacy
29. Open communication and interaction
30. Self-care
31. Perceived by others as a loving couple
32. Mind in synchronicity
1. Commitment and dedication 承擔
2. Companionship 陪伴
3. Appreciation 欣賞
4. Compromise 妥協
5. Respect 尊重
6. Empathy 感同身受
7. Self-sacrifice 無私付出
8. Hope 盼望
9. Acceptance 接納
10. Forgiveness 寬恕
11. Cherishing珍惜對方
12. Happiness 喜悅
13. Patience and tolerance 忍耐
14. Trust 信任
15. Intimacy 親密感
16. Openness 坦誠
17. Personal space 個人空間
18. Synchronicity 默契