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Table 1 An example of the process of analysis

From: Parents and nurses telling their stories: the perceived needs of parents caring for critically ill children at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Tanzania

Meaning unit in the FGD textCondensed meaning unitCode
Every time I ask about the progress of my child they are just brushing you off, they give very brief information and not the detailed explanation. For four days I haven’t talked to the nurse, today she gave me a very short explanation that I couldn’t understand very well (...)’.Not given adequate information and rarely discuss with nurses about the child’s progressa Not provided with adequate information about the child’s condition and prognosis
  1. aThis code was later included in the category ‘Being informed’