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Table 2 Examples of the analytical process

From: The complexity of reaching and maintaining a healthy body weight – the experience from adults with a mobility disability

Meaning units Condensed meaning units Code Sub-category Main category Theme
Lot of things give overweight: medication, food, disability, bad sleep and stress. The list is endless, and you always have a bit extra of everything when you’re living with chronic pain or chronic mobility disability. There it is: if you’re sitting in a wheelchair you’re sitting in a wheelchair. And if, like me, you’ve got chronic pain, it’s so much worse. It makes such a — such a — difference. Overweight, pain and poor sleep in relation to mobility disability Several problems Problems Vicious circle of problems  
It depends on how you are. But it’s difficult for me to think of putting all my energy into losing weight —hardly eating anything at all, crash-dieting. I suppose my method’s been to eat just enough and reduce weight over a long period. Long-term perspectives is necessary for weight reduction Thinking long- term Strategies tried Strategies based on decisions and attempts The complex trajectory to a healthy weight
So I’ve followed that kind of guidelines pretty much—but as I said, when you think things are at their best and you stop following the guidelines and sit yourself down on the couch and think “Now I’m at my peak”, you don’t stay that way very long, because everything’s perishable. One cannot believe that it can work by itself Insights Awareness Internal resources
I’d thought it’d be really good to have someone to talk to about it —some kind of (how shall I put it?) coach or something... Someone who understood what it’s like to have fibrositis. Asking for tailored advice Advice Required support External resources —
experienced and required