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Table 2 Example of the analysis process

From: Choreographing life-experiences of balance control in people with Parkinson’s disease

Meaning unitCondensed meaning unitCodeSub-categoryCategoryTheme
Yes it, from day to day. Yes, it can change, in one half-hour I may not be able to walk and then it changes back then again and then I can be as movable as ever before.From day to day. One half-hour not able to walk and then back again and then be as movable as ever before.Mobility changes from one moment to another.Planning for fluctuating symptomsLimitations in mobilityIncreased planning—choreographing life
Yes then you have to be a little, either grab a hold in the arm of my wife or take a hold of the cane or move myself sideways so that I pass by it.Either grab a hold in the arm of my wife or the cane or move myself sideways pass by it.Can’t walk over dangerous surfaces, avoids them or needs extra support.Increased attention to navigate uneven terrain
But it doesn’t affect that much. It affects me because I am less I am more limited, I cannot do, not be free as I was before.Doesn’t affect that much. Affects me more limited, cannot be free as before.Can no longer be spontaneous.Restricted personal & social freedomNew restricted functioning in everyday life
Yes, what should I say … it’s okay. It is … yes, so here in the apartment then you can do almost everything except climbing up on any ladders and such, that I avoid because then you can fall and hurt yourself.It’s okay. In the apartment you can do almost everything except climbing on any ladders and such, I avoid because you can fall and hurt yourself.Can do all domestic chores in the apartment except walking up on laddersStrategies to perform everyday tasks with less trepidation