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Table 1 Statements by themes represented in final Q-sample

From: Profiles of family caregivers of patients at the end of life at home: a Q-methodological study into family caregiver’ support needs

Major themesSub-themesStatements
Support domains to enable the family caregiver to provide care (co-worker items)
 I.Support for care13, 22, 26, 28
 II.Coordination of care14, 35, 36, 27
 III.Need for information24, 29, 38
Support domains for family caregivers themselves (co-client items)
 IV.Emotional support16, 32, 39
 V.Respite care3, 12, 30
 VI.Social needs4, 11, 25, 33
 VII.Capacity as caregiver5, 34, 40
Experiences with care situation
 VIII.Experienced pressure (light-moderate)9, 19, 21, 31
 IX.Experienced burden (severe)6, 18, 23
 X.Experienced support8, 15, 17, 20, 37
 XI.Experienced obstacles2, 10
 XII.Positive experiences1, 7