Table 2

Main themes of the baseline interviews with patients and informal caregivers
Patient interview – main themes Informal caregiver interview – main themes
▪ Development of their health (problems), Illness/frailty experience ▪ Development of the patients’ and their own health (problems), illness/frailty experience
▪ Challenges and coming to terms with health problems/impairments in daily living ▪ Challenges and coming to terms with health problems/impairments in daily living
▪ Support needs ▪ Patients’ and their own support needs
▪ Perceived informal/family support ▪ Perceived informal/family support (in caring for the patients)
▪ Perceived health care/professional support ▪ Perceived health care/ professional support for the patient and themself
▪ (Social) Participation ▪ (Social) Participation of the patient and themself
▪ Future prospects, concerns, and wishes ▪ Future prospects, concerns, and wishes
▪ Biographical and social background ▪ Biographical and social background
▪ SHARE FI Questionnaire, and grip strength measurement

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