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Table 1 Example of condensation and coding process

From: Recognizing expressions of thriving among persons living in nursing homes: a qualitative study

Meaning unit Condensation Code
‘… So that is how you can tell, by their interaction. That is how you can see if they are thriving with other people’ You can tell by their interaction if they are thriving with other people Interacting with other people
‘They are not going to thrive if they are not really happy about being here’ They are not going to thrive if they are not happy about being here Being happy about living in the nursing home
‘If someone sits at a dining room table half an hour or an hour after they have finished their meal, that’s wonderful. That means that they are engaging, you see?’ Sitting at the dining room table after they have finished their meal means they are engaging Engaging with other people