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Table 3 Categories and sub-categories from the results

From: Enabling activity in palliative care: focus groups among occupational therapists

Categories Activities based on the client’s wishes and circumstances Prioritizing activities together with the client Facilitating factors to enable activity for clients in palliative care Limiting factors to enable activity for clients in palliative care Areas for improvement to enable activity
Subcategories Activity to get away from the care environment
Important to return home
Activities that require little energy
Activity for reflection and support
Activity to maintain physical ability
Fulfilling responsibilities
Conversation
Carrying on as usual
Being included in activities
Planning the activity themselves
Activity to maintain integrity
Participating in group activities
Individual activity
Activities that give quality of life
Not wanting or managing activity
Activity depending on the client’s wishes and motivation
Focusing on remaining health through activity
Customizing activities to the person and context
The client’s physical ability influences the choice of activity
Activity to allow social interaction
Taking relatives into account when planning activity
A client with a positive attitude and motivation
Clients with good communication skills
A team that is in consensus
Physical factors in the environment
Limitations in the physical environment
Lack of cooperation
Establishing contact at a late phase
Lack of resources
Clients with a negative attitude or impaired insight
Lack of communication with the client
The client’s physical limitations due to illness
Staff who follow written procedures rather than being responsive to the client’s needs
Clients with a negative attitude to aids
Negative consequences of activity
Need nearby premises for activities
Need to talk more
Need more time for activities
Find new ways to bring clients together for activities