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Table 3 Overview of main categories and sub-categories

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

Theme The complex trajectory to a healthy weight
Main categories Vicious circle of problems Strategies based on decisions and attempts Internal resources External resources —experienced and required
Sub-categories Mobility disability Tried to do Awareness Informal support
  Overweight and obesity Decided to do Motivation Formal support
  Pain Regular mealtimes Attitudes Required support
  Impaired mental well-being Believed in special diets General thinking  
  Difficulty in exercising No faith in special diets   
  Lack of sleep and fatigue Long-term perspectives   
  Limited outdoor exercise Physical activity or exercise