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Table 1 The five steps of the thematic analysis

From: Development of an eHealth programme for self-management of persistent physical symptoms: a qualitative study on user needs in general practice

Step Description
I Familiarisation with data (PRJ, MTR, LF)
II Inductive coding of data (PRJ, MTR and LF coded data independently and compiled an initial list of preliminary ideas about subthemes)
III Discussion of codes and consensus reached on emerging subthemes (PRJ, MTR, LF)
IV Exploration and refinement of subthemes, including similarities and differences between interviews (PRJ, MTR, LF, JC and MR)
V Review and final revision of agreed subthemes and deductive mapping to the COM-B model (PRJ, MTR, LF, JC and MR)