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Table 3 Frequencies of meaning units per subtheme generating the theme Confirmation through togetherness

From: The meaning and validation of social support networks for close family of persons with advanced cancer

Subthemes Meaning units
Number (%)
Understanding and support from relatives 86 (32)
Encouragement from neighbours and friends 49 (18 )
Need of support 30 (11)
Network to turn to 29 (11)
Desire for a deeper relationship with relatives 23 (8)
Information and personal support from health-care staff 18 (7)
Involvement of fellow-workers and employer 17 (6)
Spiritual beliefs in supportive community 11 (4)
Greatest understanding from those who have experienced crises of their own 9 (3)