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Table 2 Examples of the analysis process with meaning unit, condensed meaning unit, code, subcategory and category

From: Physiotherapists’ experiences of osteoarthritis guidelines in primary health care – an interview study

Meaning unit Condensed meaning unit Code Subcategory Category
Then it is the younger ones, those who are still more active and simply are unable to leave their place of work (ID 1) It is the younger ones who are more active and unable to leave their work Younger are unable to leave their place of work The Supported OsteoArthritis Self-Management Programme does not suit all patients with OA The Supported OsteoArthritis Self-Management Programme is overall a well-functioning part of the regional guidelines but there is room for improvement
I actually don’t really know what the nurses know about osteoarthritis. I mean when they meet patients and on the phone and what they might say to the patients (ID 2). Don’t know what nurses know about osteoarthritis and what they say to patients What do nurses know about osteoarthritis Guidelines must be easy to follow Management plays a key role when it comes to guideline compliance